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Australia & New Zealand Noordam Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

34

Average

28

Poor

18

Terrible

6

Cruise type

18 Australia & New Zealand Noordam Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


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draftxhorselover

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise of New Zealand

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14 days on the newly renovated Noordam and felt thoroughly pampered every day. From the outstanding service of the room attendants to the doting Main Dining room staff ( we had a fixed 8pm seating and loved it!) ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Antechinus

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Excellent and relaxing cruise

We heard that Holland America has a more mature passenger crowd and fewer kids. The activities are geared towards a more mature clientele, but there is still a kids club and swimming pool for the few kids who were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Suz123

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dutchie6

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship! Thank you Noordam!

I have just returned from a Vanuatu, New Caledonia 14 day cruise from Sydney returning back to Sydney cruise, and it was fabulous. What fantastic service, what wonderful delicious food served every day! I could not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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RVingGal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic service and great entertainment

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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sandbag7

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised by the Service, Food and Entertainment

Summary: We chose this cruise for the itinerary after first looking at a similar Oceania cruise; we saved substantially on HAL, and for this itinerary that was more important to us than the expected diminution of ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable xmas and nye in the south pacific

We are an early 40's married couple who travel permanently and have taken about 10 cruises in the last 18 months. We have sailed HAL, Celebrity, NCL, P/O Australia and Regent. Our previous experience on HAL has only ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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calscotty

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Cruise of New Zealand and Australia

Spent a few days in Auckland before boarding the Noordam. Embarkation takes awhile to get so many people onboard. Spent about an hour waiting in line. Once you get through the line, it is a quick process for ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Rosita19

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great experience

Christmas Cruise. Loved the ambiance of the ship - it was warm and cozy. The cabin was very clean, the steward excellent. The food was great! We had dinner in the dinning room every night and I thoroughly ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Slimbedo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

This 14 day cruise with 4 days pre-cruise and 3 days post cruise was amazing. We were a little inimidated with the long, long flight(20 hrs) but we survived and everything went well with connections etc. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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LindyLouBob

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful way to take your vacation, 27 days of being waited on hand and foot

We have always wanted to go to Australia/ New Zealand. It did not disappoint. The New Zealand part was very busy with many different stops, all interesting. One of my favourites was Tauranga, where we rented a car ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ozcookie

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Romantic South Pacific cruise with an extended family of eight in three cabins

This was the third HAL cruise for me and second for my wife so we knew what to expect. We were travelling with our three young children (1,4 and 6) plus my parents and 11 year old niece so spread across verandah ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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gradvanlimburg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Year cruise

The reason we choose this cruise, well just to be away from the family for a change over the Christmas & New Year and we were not disappointed The ship & crew were fantastic, the food again was really, really ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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happytwentyfour

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great for Birders!!

NOORDAM was a beautiful ship and we enjoyed our cruise tremendously! It was our second venture onto Holland America Line and as we did with our transpacific cruise in 2014 we would highly recommend HAL. This trip ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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MboroCat

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Had a great time; would do it again.

We booked a 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruise on the Noordam about 6 weeks before departure because of the incredible deal being offered. We had never sailed with Holland America before, and we were not ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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kahrah01

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

4.5 Stars - We can't give 5 Stars on our 1st cruise can we?

At our friends' urging for us to try cruising, and not wanting a daily docking, we went all out with this 25 day, 10 port cruise. It took two days to get the gist of the routine, but by day three, we were hooked. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sojourner 28

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

One of the best

We were very hesitate to go on this cruise after reading posts on this site. I am a 4 star mariner and was extremely surprised that the bad reviews were way out of line. This fall we sailed the Nieuv Statedam and in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Shonajane

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoy Holland America

We had our MiddLe Eastern cruise cancelled and thought that by sailing around our own New Zealand and Australia we would be fine. It was great, we managed to book another cruise for the return to Australia but ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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