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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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788 reviews
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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..."Read More
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monalisa115

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Great family holiday

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Expatcat

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 entertaining and staff were wonderful with them. Although decor was a little dated, cabins were a great size and layout. Balconies were spacious. The new flat screen TVs with on-demand movies were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Good overall, but overdoing things the first few days

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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monalisa115

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 would have been much better for planning had the email arrived earlier. We arrived shortly after one and embarkation was fairly smooth; our cabin was also ready. Buffet: For the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Loved the crew, ports and relaxed ambience!

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suemoore47

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 comic and ventriloquist were hilarious. You can't top the Lincoln Center players. Met lots of people on the promenade deck-a great way to keep fit after all the delicious food. Had all ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


A pleasant cruise on a cruise liner

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realisticus1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 being to experience the Noordam, we had previously cruised on her sister ship “Oosterdam”, a ship we were quite fond of, so we were eager to revisit this class of HAL ship again. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


NW Australia and Papua New Guinea

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Cruise4Sunshine

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 definitely a tropical vacation, much like a South Sea Isles, without the foreign languages. Paupua New Guinea kept going from good to better to amazing, then Conflict Islands, WOAH! Each and ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


First time with HAL

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aussielozzie18

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 cabin came with full length bathrobes and Ellis products and bar fridge that actually worked. Bed very comfy and stewards worked hard to keep cabin spotless. Aircon worked well. Had ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Another Great With My Friend HAL

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lyndarra

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 down to Sydney by train and four of us took a taxi from Central to White Bay. I was amazed at how much luggage space was available in the hybrid Toyota, it all went in the back, no bags ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Suite and Concierge service

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digby01

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 two concierges. The Neptune Lounge for people in Suites was excellent, and just added to the excellent services. Entertainment a bit patchy, and the resident dancers and singers were ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Frank and honest review

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bubbles1941

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 were almost not, sure we dressed up but nothing special went on. I missed the buzz of theme nights. Activities were mostly, to me and my two daughters, boring. I mean who goes on a ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


First cruise

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Amishrn

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 security and was very informative. The food was delicious. We found ourselves eating in the lido as it was faster and had the same food but more variety. The dining room took 2 hours for ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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