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Noordam Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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832 Reviews

Syd to Pt Arthur, Hobart, Adelaide, Kangaroo Is and return to Sydney (10 nt).

Noordam Cruise Review by Snowytom

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

All ports were good. Cruise Tours were very expensive so we organised our own. Left from White Bay and getting aboard was smooth and easy. Once we departed things were a bit disorganised. On stern pool deck there was a table of drinks but no assistance from wait staff as to price/type of cocktail. There was none of the usual atmosphere of departure (same at every port). Only advantage was going under Harbour Bridge. Cabin was fine albeit a pretty small balcony. Whole ship needs a real freshen up/full refurb. Lido lounge food was average. Some hot foods not hot but if asked for fresh cooked steak/fish then this was done (that's the clue!). Breakfast omelette was the best choice. Entertainment was very ordinary. Magician/Comedian was good. movies were on a very small screen and sound ordinary. Cabin staff were excellent. Stern Pool Bar staff were great, especially Troy! This ship seems to cater to older travellers. I'm 58 and there weren't many younger than me. Most people we spoke to were not happy with entertainment, bar times, Lido Market food.

The day time food demos were good. Trivia bar quizzes were ok as were bar happy hours (if you could work out where/times).

in summary, cabin was very good, quiet. Whole ship was immaculately clean. All Bar staff and some Lido Market staff were excellent. Dining Room was top shelf, staff, ambience and food. Would I travel Noordam again? No.Have travelled Celebrity before and they are chalk and cheese apart.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VC 5162

Super clean. Very comfortable bed. Smallish balcony but adequate to read a book, have cup of tea. Shower is within a smallish bath and ok for able bodied but I don't know how elderly cope.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Hobart

Went to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) - very unusual, confronting but I enjoyed it. Ferry ride there is a bonus. Be prepared to get lost navigating around bu that's part of the experience. Walked around Hobart.

Barossa Valley

Went on full day tour with Adelaide Now. Was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Adelaide City, Haigh's Chocolate Factory, Mt Lofty. Hahndorf then 3 wineries in Barossa Valley. All this for $90!!!

View All 8 Barossa Valley Reviews
City Tour

Went on full day tour with Adelaide Now. Was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Adelaide City, Haigh's Chocolate Factory, Mt Lofty. Hahndorf then 3 wineries in Barossa Valley. All this for $90!!!

View All 7 City Tour Reviews
Hahndorf Walking Tour

Went on full day tour with Adelaide Now. Was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Adelaide City, Haigh's Chocolate Factory, Mt Lofty. Hahndorf then 3 wineries in Barossa Valley. All this for $90!!!

View All 14 Hahndorf Walking Tour Reviews
Port Arthur

Walked independently, really enjoyable. Been here before.

Kangaroo Island

Rented a car and drove to Admirals Arch - could stay all day watching the seals there. Book your rent a car early, there isn't many. This is the best value on KI.


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