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Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Australia & New Zealand
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

20

Average

19

Poor

12

Terrible

6

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70 Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


Stephrharris avatar

Stephrharris

1 Review Written

A Huge Disappointmemnt

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We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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alfiebarney

1 Review Written

Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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draftxhorselover

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise of New Zealand

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

31 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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Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Narelle'stoyboy

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation was relatively painless

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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monalisa115

4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good overall, but overdoing things the first few days

Embarkation port in Sydney is White Bay, not as convenient as Circular Quay, and not at all scenic, being a commercial port. The day before embarkation we received an email advising us not to arrive before one. It ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dreamlife

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

I will start with the title of this review. Embark, disembark all OK - most lines have this in the bag. We chose this cruise on Noordam, because we love Vancouver, we wanted to go to Sydney and we love sea days. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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sofloyd

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dave Koz Charter Cruise

This was a Dave Koz Charter Cruz! Ship was contaminated with a flu bug. Hundreds of passengers on Week 1 and Week 2 got seriously ill with a flu bug (Cough, sore throat, chills, fever and loss of appetite - lasted ...
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Sail Date March 2019


joanm avatar

joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A ship lacking luster!

We sailed recently on this ship from Sydney to New zealand on a two week voyage. Unfortunately we found that it is in need of a major overhaul -not just in terms of the decor itself, but also with the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cheapside939

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Expected 5 star, got 2 star

Chose this cruise for the itinerary and to be honest that's the only good thing about it. Ship is very dated and the fabric of it needs a complete overhaul. Problems started as soon as we got to the cabin with holes ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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suemoore47

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Loved the crew, ports and relaxed ambience!

Not an ardent cruiser but as land tours were really expensive this was a greay way to see New Zealand. I spent 4 nights on my own in Sydney and 3 in Auckland, both great ports. I am not fond of comedians but the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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eulah.brian

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

The stewards and waiters were unfailingly, and I mean unfailingly and without exception, cheerful, polite and helpful. They were the highlight of the cruise. I am unlikely to recommend a Holland American ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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balmain4ver

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise, not brilliant, a little bit disappointing.

Unfortunately, HAL has gone downhill in our opinion. We haven't cruised with them for a few years due to dates and prices, so were expecting similar experiences that we had before. The ship itself is kept ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Snowytom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Craig1964 avatar

Craig1964

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We have been on many cruises before this one and by far this was our worst cruise every by a country mile. Embarkation was quick and efficient and on the ship in no time ( which turned out to be the best part of ...
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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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JACANT1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tired looking ship, poor customer service

When we booked the cruise we were unaware that our departure was from the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Only good point was you sail right under the Harbour Bridge. On the back deck when leaving Sydney, the atmosphere ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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aussiealoha

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Unfortunately our worst cruise ever, and there have been many

Overall Rating - Pacific Isles, Tasman & Bass Srts 1/5 We have completed over 50 cruises including World cruises on Cunard, Celebrity, Princess et al, with another booked in April on Celebrity Solstice. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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realisticus1

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

A pleasant cruise on a cruise liner

Background and embarkation We chose this cruise as we had been to New Guinea only once and the ports appeared interesting. and it has been on our list for some time. The other reason for choosing this cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2018


foodpolice avatar

foodpolice

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Our longest cruise yet with an old reliable friend.

As we wanted to see Australia & try a cruise that was more than 2 - 3 weeks, this cruise fit the bill. We flew in a day before our cruise from Vancouver, mainly to re-coup from the long flight & see a bit of ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Cruise4Sunshine

9 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

NW Australia and Papua New Guinea

Holland America Line only does this cruise once yearly, and I've looked a it for 5 years, ALWAYS over American Thanksgiving or Christmas. This year they snuck it in between the two, so I jumped on it! It is ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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highriding

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Time to lift your game HAL

We had sailed with HAL on 3 previous cruises. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and had just been on Celebrity Solstice six weeks prior to this one and so comparisons between them were fresh in our minds. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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