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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

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


joanm avatar

joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A ship lacking luster!

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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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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


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


LBHK avatar

LBHK

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sadly Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Poor Value

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Jburrows avatar

Jburrows

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Caution if booking on HAL Noordam

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lost4words

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not for me!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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trurotraveler

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Was hoping for more

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


unhapp avatar

unhapp

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

from paradise to hell and back

The cruise started promising: beautifull big cabin (neptune lounge facility) large balcony-two stewards-not good at cleaning. activities: poor-very poor. port and shore excursions:verry expensive dinning:verry ...
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Sail Date December 2015


wchu avatar

wchu

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Crushed Expectations

Holland America claims to be a 5* cruise line so I had high expectations. This particular holiday was a once in a lifetime luxury cruise, so we decided to pay the extra for the experience. Embarkation was at ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Oscar2019

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Bad Experience

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 ...
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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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