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Noordam Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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832 Reviews

Completely overpriced cruise on an outdated ship

Noordam Cruise Review by Vobafan

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

We we chose this trip because the dates fit perfectly. the price seemed justfiedbut then on bord, the cheapest wine 9 $ the cocktail 10$ always +15% Service. The The wine in the glas was manageable and the alcohol in the Cocktails barely noticeable. None of the tours offered by HAL was acceptable. For a Train ride in Port Chambers charges HAL 390 $, when booking direktly in the station, the same trip was 130 NZD. The dinner in the main restaurant was boring and the portions were manageable. After a short time, we found, that the quality in the buffet restaurant was excellent, and we had the chance to create our dinner by ourselves. Compared to Azamara Cruises the main restaurant was a disappointment. Excellent was the Pinnacle Grill.

Really,really good on board of the noordam are the staffs. Everyone was friendly and nice. always trying to make the trip as pleasant as possible.

The size of the cabin was ok, the balcony furniture old and histotic. The bathroom was ok, but it is impossible to have a bathtube there. Passengers with an average age of over 60 years and many mit over 100 kilos weight, are not able to take a shower due to the high entry.

My wife and I will not have again a cruise with HAL.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

size of the cabin was ok, the balcony furniture old and histotic. The bathroom was ok, but it is impossible to have a bathtube there. Passengers with an average age of over 60 years and many mit over 100 kilos weight, are not able to take a shower due to the high entry.

Cleaning and staffs are perfect.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Tauranga

best is to rent a car and explore the area for yourself

Napier

With a local driver we saw a lot of great places and we are able to stop and take photos on all places we like. The price was significantly lower than booked with HAL


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