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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

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


Expatcat avatar

Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

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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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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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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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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


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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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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Another Great With My Friend HAL

Of fourteen cruises this was my third with HAL. It was nice to renew our acquaintance after a five year hiatus. I'm happy to say that HAL have maintained their high standard, mostly. More on that later. We came ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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aussielozzie18

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First time with HAL

This was my fifth cruise. First time with HAL. Booked at last minute due to price and itinerary. Booked a guarantee VH verandah cabin and received a VC cabin on deck 5. Very happy with cabin. Loved that the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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bubbles1941

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Frank and honest review

I am not a complainer and prefer positive feedback. This is a little of both. I can only compare to P. & O. Stateroom, food, staff exceptional. I did not find as much fun as P. & O. lines. The Gala nights ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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doju

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Just home from 27 days South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which was very satisfactory. Noordam looks as though she needs a sprucing up, carpeting in hallways has been replaced in some ares but not in others. Our cabin was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Amishrn

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First cruise

This was our first cruise so was not sure what to expect. Had a great time. My favorite on board activity was the computer classes given by Toni. He did windows 10, Cortana, edge, photo gallery, cameras, internet ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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debmac2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A wonderful time

We like the size of the ship as well as the ports. We were pleased with our choice. We had a balcony room that gave us some added space. The rooms are not overly fancy, but comfortable. The ship is beginning to ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ChesterLocksley

9 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

HAL comes thru again

I'm 66 and retired and I don't usually cruise during school holidays for obvious reasons but this year choose the Noordam in early January around New Zealand and with the hope that not many kids would be on board. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Ja and Ma avatar

Ja and Ma

3 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise but Expensive

We sailed on the Noordam with our two teenagers leaving Sydney on the 4th January. It was spectacular leaving from White Bay as the ship had to wait for the tide to drop; so we could sail under the Sydney Harbour ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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FORSTERGADABOUT

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good Value & Relaxing Cruise

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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cruzin_ga_gal

20 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

29 Days with the Best Staff Ever!

Travelling with Qantas from ATL, I flew to LAX then on to SYD for arrival same day as sailing. This was a 29 day collector's voyage travelling to Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, other So Pacific Islands, Australia ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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JoliesParents

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise: nice time but Noordam is a germ machine! With mean magician

we wanted to see Australia and New Zealand and also have some cruise days. We read a review The Noordam is a germ machine. It is true. My wife got a cold the firs day of the cruise and the last day. I got a ...
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Sail Date November 2016


ibfishing2 avatar

ibfishing2

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise but........

This is our third cruise with Holland Cruise line. We have enjoyed all of them but a little disappointed this time because we had to miss two ports that we were looking forward to visiting. The ship had ...
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Sail Date March 2016


boyfromoz avatar

boyfromoz

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great way to spend Christmas and New Year

We sailed on the Noordam in Cabin SS6109 ( a Signature Suite) as a novel way to spend Christmas and New Year and avoid all the hype that can be attached to buying and preparing expensive food and indulging in the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


mandy35 avatar

mandy35

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Christmas New Year Cruise

Our 7th cruise but the first with Holland America. We normally book a balcony room but as the choice was so limited when we booked we went for an ocean view and were very happy with the cabin. The bed was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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digby01

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Suite and Concierge service

Loved this ship. Beautiful suite on the Rotterdam deck, which was huge and luxurious. Scrupulously keen, and the American know hoe to do wonderful service. Plenty of staff for every want and we had two stewards and ...
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Sail Date February 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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