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Noordam Review

3.5 / 5.0
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787 reviews
31 Awards

Fantastic service and great entertainment

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand
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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

This was a 30 day that was a rd trip from Sydney. Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, up the Queensland coast with several stops then Papua New Guinea (3), Conflict Islands, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane. The crew was second to none! Fantastic food and service. Really good entertainment of all types brought on at many ports. Really enjoyed America's Test Kitchen and band in BB King. 4 Happy Hours every day. 2 each in 2 lounges. Jai, the CD was really professional but fun and very approachable. He is Dutch as most officers are. The mainly Filipino and Indonesian crew go out of their way to make you happy. We are Elite on Princess and Platinum on Carnival. Had only sailed HAL 25 years ago and were bored. This was far from It! We had a wonderful time and have already booked a 28 day to China and Japan. No, it's not all old people (I thought it would be). Granted very few children but guests of all ages.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

We like Interior. Had plenty of room, larger shower than other lines. Comfy bed.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

We spent 3 days prior to cruise exploring Sydney. This trip was 3 cruises, 3 months long so we explored a good deal of AU and NZ

Port Arthur

Rough seas. We were not able to call on Port Arthur


Shuttle to town

Eden (Australia)

Pretty town. Nice people. It's a retirement town. Took free bus into town and explored


It was a Sunday so town was quiet. They had a big craft show with vendors just for us! It was big and right by the port.

Kiriwina (Papua New Guinea)

These were beach visits only. We did not get off the ship. Deserted islands


Loved Brisbane! Went to 2 wineries. Enjoyed the day immensely

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