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

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1-10 of 12 Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


A ship lacking luster!

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joanm

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 entertainments team -who appear to be somewhat complacent in their approach to the job! Granted the general age of passengers is elderly, but the programme provided lacked fun and enthusiasm, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Expected 5 star, got 2 star

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Cheapside939

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 in the sheets and white stains on the overcover!!! Bedside lights were loose and dangerous, the bathroom door closer was loose too and was eventually removed completely, chips on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Disappointing

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eulah.brian

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

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 cruise, certainly to no one in my peer group. It is not my scene, but that says more about me than Holland American! My disappointment is probably the result of nostalgia for the 5 or 6 ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Worst cruise ever

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Craig1964

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 the cruise) The ship is in need of some desperate overhaul as it is looking very old and run down. Their was no sail away party on any deck, only soft music which no one could ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A Bad Experience

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Oscar2019

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this as Holland America once had a good reputation for cruises. The dining was very poor quality food with very little choices offered ( no turkey for Christmas day dinner). The ship is very outdated and in dire need of major refurbishment and we found that the balcony in our cabin to be extremely small given the extra cost paid to have one. Only just about enough room for two deck ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Sadly Disappointing

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LBHK

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As this was a special occasion, we spared no expense and booked a Neptune Suite with large aft wrap around balcony. Expectations were high, more so as we have cruised extensively before and enjoyed our Cunard and Celebrity cruises immensely. The trip started positively, embarkation was quick and friendly. Things went downhill from there. Cabin (and ship) decor is very dated and years overdue ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Poor Value

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DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We like NZ and have been there on land, but wished to see the Sounds and ports offered. In the past HAL gave reasonable value for $ and "tried" to sort our differences. We are two 70yr olds and travel on ships geared for minimal children.This trip had abysmal dining and very poor entertainment and shore assistance. We could not get palatable food and found that the feedback forms gave no option ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not for me!

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Lost4words

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First time with HAL and the last. What a boring, tired ship. The lighting is so dim everywhere and there is just no atmosphere at all! I travel mostly with Royal and Celebrity and there is no comparison. I found the ship cold, and it didn't help that the weather wasn't good and that I wasn't well throughout the whole cruise. I also found the staff very aloof, like nothing I've experienced ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Was hoping for more

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trurotraveler

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary in Australia and New Zealand. This was my second trip on Holland America, the first being to Bermuda and I was hoping for a better experience. First for the positives: the cabin stewards and dinning staff, inclusive of the restaurants and Lido deck, were all very accommodating and attentive to our needs. The cabin, a suite, was very ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Caution if booking on HAL Noordam

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Jburrows

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We flew to Australia and toured by land for a month. Then we embarked in Sydney for a two week cruise around New Zealand and a Pacific crossing to Vancouver. I would recommend seeing New Zealand by land also. The ship had mechanical problems when we reached Napier so we missed two ports. The only advantage that I can see about seeing New Zealand by sea, is traversing the fjords. They are ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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