• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Noordam Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
832 reviews
31 Awards

Fantastic cruise

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand
User Avatar
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

We chose this cruise mainly due to the Australian itinerary & to see Kangaroo Island.

We had low expectations of the condition of the Noordam given the reviews I had read were not very complimentary about the condition of the ship. We were pleasantly surprised that it really wasn’t as bad as some of the reviews I had read had indicated. Yes the ship is due for refurbishment but the staff seem to go to enormous lengths to try and keep everything as pristine as possible.

Our embarkation time was 1pm at White Bay Terminal. We had to wait in the queue for about 1.5 hours as it seemed a lot of other people decided to ignore their dedicated time and come earlier.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VC

We had an aft facing balcony cabin 8145 which was just under the Lido deck. Walking to and from the back of the ship was never an issue for us. The room was reasonably spacious with plenty of cupboard space. The only issue was the chair scraping noise coming from the Lido deck about 5:30am every morning. The noise lasted about 20 minutes. We would definitely book an aft cabin again as it’s wonderful watching the wake while sitting on the balcony. I would make sure it’s not under the Lido in future. Cabin attendants were fantastic. Bed was very comfortable.

Port Reviews


Loved the port. Very easy to walk around without taking a tour.

Port Arthur

Loved the port. Very easy to walk around without taking a tour.


Loved the port. Very easy to walk around without taking a tour.

Sydney (Australia)

Embarked at White Bay terminal.

20 Helpful Votes

Find a Noordam Cruise from $699

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.