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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand from Sydney (Australia)

3.5 / 5.0
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1-10 of 19 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand from Sydney (Australia)


Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

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dreamlife

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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. This cruise bore not the remotest resemblance to our 2 x cruises on Volendam Dec.16 and April 18. Where has the elegance gone? The fresh flowers everywhere? The sophistication? ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nice cruise, not brilliant, a little bit disappointing.

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balmain4ver

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 extremely clean and the staff are wonderful. The main issues were the food, entertainment and the Loft (lack of). Firstly, the food in the main dining room for the first few days of ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Tired looking ship, poor customer service

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JACANT1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was very lack luster, no music to signal the start of the journey, although there were drinks available, you had to guess if they were alcoholic or not. There was no photographer taking ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Syd to Pt Arthur, Hobart, Adelaide, Kangaroo Is and return to Sydney (10 nt).

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Snowytom

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was a table of drinks but no assistance from wait staff as to price/type of cocktail. There was none of the usual atmosphere of departure (same at every port). Only advantage was going ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Time to lift your game HAL

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highriding

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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. Where Solstice is clean crisp lines with what we thought were much higher ceilings, Noordam is lower ceiling, less open spaces, fine arts but darkened lounge areas. Noordam did not ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not the best cruise we have ever done!

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pomaussie

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 a Neptune suite at the back of the ship.A really big cabin with an L shaped veranda at the back. Having access to the Neptune lounge was a plus, the 2 concierges could not have been ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Our longest cruise yet with an old reliable friend.

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foodpolice

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 Sydney before embarking on our journey. As it turned out, we did mostly re-couping than sight seeing. We stayed at a hotel in the Mascot area, near the international airport, which ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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

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Tarwood3

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 including Tasmania and was round trip from Sydney. I normally cruise on Silversea but have also cruised one time each on RCCL, Paul Gauguin, Celebrity and Azamara. HOTEL: We stayed for 3 ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Lots of problems

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jimbomaca

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 was upgraded to a Neptune Suite we were very excited with this came prioritie boarding it was so good we got on the ship so fast.The first impression of our suite was fantastic,large ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


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

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jazq20a

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 the second two weeks (which were slim pickings even the first two weeks). Everyone had to disembark in Sydney and could not get back on the boat until time for new passengers to board. ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


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