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

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"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..."Read More
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Excellent and relaxing cruise

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Antechinus

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 on the cruise, but no water slides, etc. Holland America really went the extra mile to keep the guests happy. One of the sightseeing destinations On the itinerary was a morning of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Amazing cruise of New Zealand

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draftxhorselover

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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!) this was a fabulous cruise. Turned out to be the retirement cruise of our HAL Captain John Scott so there we’re lots of unique touches and events to commemorate the event. The casino ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


One of the best

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sojourner 28

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 January took the Noordam around Australia and found the Noordam much better in almost all categories. The ship is not tired or in need of major upgrades. The crew was probably the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Wonderful ship! Thank you Noordam!

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dutchie6

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 find a thing to complain about, sure the ship is a little worse for wear, and it can definitely do with a renovation, which I believe is going to happen at the end of 2019, or so I was ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fantastic cruise

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Suz123

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fantastic service and great entertainment

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RVingGal

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 Brisbane. The crew was second to none! Fantastic food and service. Really good entertainment of all types brought on at many ports. Really enjoyed America's Test Kitchen and band in BB King. 4 ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Pleasantly surprised by the Service, Food and Entertainment

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sandbag7

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 values relating to the cabin, passengers and food. We were very pleasantly surprised at the high quality of service we received from the Maitre D, Waiter and Assistant Waiter; cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Enjoyable xmas and nye in the south pacific

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teamflames

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 been on the Koningsdam. We chose this cruise to celebrate Xmas and NYE after loving a similar cruise last year and to see some of the south pacific we have not visited before. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


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

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LindyLouBob

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 and went to Hell's Gate Mud and hot spring pools. I was just getting over a cold and loved the soak in the warm mud and then the hot springs. The Dunedin Awesome Tours Royal ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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

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ozcookie

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 cabins 10004, 10008 and 10010 on the Observation Deck tucked behind the Crows Nest. Embarkation was smooth however the obliging staff who allowed our baby to sleep through the ID ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


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