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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

Cruise type

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


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dreamlife

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

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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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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


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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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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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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


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pomaussie

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise we have ever done!

We chose this cruise because we wanted to have Christmas and New Year on a cruise and the HAL had been recommended by some American friends. We had a wonderful surprise when we were upgraded from a SS midship to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Tarwood3

7 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Australia made up for the dreadful decor. Staff wonderful! First time on HAL.

BACKGROUND: Took my mom on this cruise. It was #1 on her bucket list to travel to Australia. I’m 50 , she’s 71. We chose this 12 day cruise based on itinerary, not cruise line. It covered South Australia ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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jimbomaca

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lots of problems

15 day Christmas and New Year cruise on the Noordam it sounded wonderful we had sailed with Holland American befor but it was our first time on the Noordam We Decided to pay the extra and book a Signature suite but ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Redmonkey25

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent food and service but the worst entertainement; dull and boring cruise!

We’d like to provide our thoughts on our 27 day South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand cruise-which is our 16th cruise and our 5th on Holland America. The itinerary was perfect-great port stops-and the food ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ceejaybeeaust

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

OVERALL COULD HAVE EXPECTED BETTER

Xmas and New Year at sea. What more could you want. You want to take that special bottle along with you, and if you are flying in from interstate then don't share your baggage. Your baggage is going to be ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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thehighc

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

A pleasant cruise but room for improvement

This was our 3rd cruise . We have previously cruised on the Disney Fantasy in 2014 and then Royal Caribbean Legend of the seas in 2015 . As we are still quite new to cruising we are keen to explore several cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jazq20a

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

27 day Jan 4 Noordam cruise to New Zealand & South Pacific

This was very misrepresented in the website and available information from the cruise line. It was only "back to back cruises" not a separate all in one cruise. entertainment and activities were mostly repeated ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Gman hillswa

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Food was great, staff were excellent but the entertainment was spasmodic

Had a great time and met some great people on the boat, unfortunately one band for the whole entire 28 day cruise, they were an excellent band and they rocked new years like you wouldn't believe, but for the whole ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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hipexec

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Missed ports for no reason.

Neptune suite was great and he Neptune Lounge is fantastic. No waiting in line at the front desk and terrific concierge help at the Neptune suite. First three/fourths of the trip was great. But at Napier, New ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jan traveller

1 Review Written

38 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

I have cruised with Holland America twice before in America and I was very pleased with this cruise line but that was eight years ago. I bought a last minute special in a verandah cabin and was very excited to ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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icepik

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A lot of good and a lot of could do better!

This was my second HAL cruise, my first being in October on the Maasdam out of Montreal. this time the ship was better (the Maasdam old at 22 years for a cruise ship) but still tired and in need of a refit although ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Travel-lu

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We have just disembarked in Sydney from our 16 night cruise around New Zealand over the 2015 Christmas and new year period. The cruise experience was enjoyable but, having cruised with Holland America in 2010, it ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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pwuchief

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Trip, but Long

Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a tour called the Mail Run - they do not refund). All other ports were great and interesting. Fiji ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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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