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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the South Pacific from Sydney (Australia)

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1-10 of 31 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the South Pacific from Sydney (Australia)


Out of everything

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jganem

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Sailed on Holland America four other times. Never on prior cruises was I told we are sorry but we out out of that. On this cruise we were told sorry we are out of diet caffeine free coke White Wines, Beers, Teas, Ice Creams, Limes, wafers for Ice Cream. I didn't pay all my money not to have the ship properly provisioned my table mates had the same problems and felt the same way, this made the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Dave Koz

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Sheriee

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Thoroughly enjoyed Dave Koz and Friends and the entertainment package!! The actual cruise ship, Noordam, is pitiful. It is dated, worn out, and in need of complete remodeling. The furniture is tired, and the bathroom in our suite never looked clean. There is plenty of closet space in the suite which we appreciated. On other cruises when we had a suite, we had concierge like service. On ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Holland America - Not Many Pluses

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Sonexxx

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Having cruised with a number of different lines over the years we chose our first Holland America cruise recently because of the destinations it was going to in the South Pacific. After having been on the ‘geriatric express’ that is Princess Cruises (because it was going o PNG) we were a little apprehensive but told that HAL appealed to the more discerning traveller wishing to ‘experience’ fine ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Great Service but a Ship in Poor Condition

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rringstr2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I can say without reservation that this was the best service on a cruise ship we have experienced. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food in the main dining room was just okay. Gone are the days of elegant dining with delicious food and large portions. This was our 24th cruise and this was the poorest main dining room food we've experienced. But on the plus side the casual dining on ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS

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JAG052

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had read the reviews on Noordam prior to travel and a lot were not very complimentary so we went with low expectations. All I can say is that the type of complaint I read previously makes me think those people would not be happy with anything. Noordam far exceeded our expectations. We were delighted with practically everything on board. Our stateroom on verandah deck mid ship was roomy, ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Exceptional, memorable, special.

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danieldlaw

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Firstly, disregard all the negative reviews of this ship. It is a meticulously maintained, modern ship with top quality food and staff. Many people reviewing relatively luxury cruise ships, like the ms Noordam, have silver spoons broken off inside them and tend to complain about ridiculous things, like slices of lemon. Holland America Line is by no means a party ship, or even a 'family-fun' ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A very enjoyable cruise despite the lack of entertainment

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SY7DNEY CRUISER

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Noordam. Cruise to Pacific Islands On the 15/03/2018. Thirteen days The cruise was from Sydney at the overseas passenger terminal circular quarry Embarkation very very efficient. We receive a very good deal for a balcony guarantee cabin. We were assigned a BB cabin on 10004 deck ten. The Position near the Crows Nest lounge and the lido swimming pool was great. The cabin was ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Good itinerary, ship, crew. Terrible weather.

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slb1949

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chosen for the itinerary and Holland America excellent service. Embarkation was very well organized and done in a timely manner. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Lots of storage. Cabin stewards did an excellent job. Always knew they were close to help , very friendly and very efficient. Lido for breakfast was always crowded and busy. Staff did a good job in helping you find a table. ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Expectations - Disillusioned

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Tanawah

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The cruise was the type of itinerary that I was Looking for, within in the time period available to me. This was our first time cruising and My Wife and I were really looking forward to our first cruise. I will preface my remarks by saying that I am easy going by nature and not overly fussy. Embarkation was from White Bay Terminal Sydney. This was handled very well and I have no ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Like the curate's egg... good in parts!

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islandmanintas

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Only our second cruise, had previously sailed from Hawaii to Sydney in 2016. We were so impressed with that cruise, the brand and the ship. So we choose to revisit with HAL and the Noordam again, this time the New Zealand leg of the Pacific Cruise. We love the size and style of the Noordam, and having sailed before felt really comfortable with layout and facilities. Our cabin was on the main ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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