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

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"We were very hesitate to go on this cruise after reading posts on this site. I am a 4 star mariner and was extremely surprised that the bad reviews were way out of line. This fall we sailed the Nieuv Statedam and in..."Read More
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sojourner 28

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A Huge Disappointmemnt

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Stephrharris

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in the past without criticism. However, from the moment we boarded we were disappointed. The ship looked very tired. Our stateroom had a balcony and we had paid a lot of money for it. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

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alfiebarney

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only changes to the cabins was the television on the wall. The bathrooms are very tired and our friends whose cabin was next door had the enamel peeling off the bath. On return from our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Never again

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Bellsallino

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The itinerary was good. A place we had never been before and very much wanted to see. We Hadn't been with HAL before but will never go with them again. Extortionate drinks prices, happy hour lasted 15 minutes in BB kings. Entertainment rubbish other than BBkings. Food luke warm, not much choice for vegetarians, lots of pasta and pizza and salad. They were proud of the fact they would make you some ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Excellent and relaxing cruise

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Antechinus

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We heard that Holland America has a more mature passenger crowd and fewer kids. The activities are geared towards a more mature clientele, but there is still a kids club and swimming pool for the few kids who were on the cruise, but no water slides, etc. Holland America really went the extra mile to keep the guests happy. One of the sightseeing destinations On the itinerary was a morning of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Amazing cruise of New Zealand

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draftxhorselover

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

14 days on the newly renovated Noordam and felt thoroughly pampered every day. From the outstanding service of the room attendants to the doting Main Dining room staff ( we had a fixed 8pm seating and loved it!) this was a fabulous cruise. Turned out to be the retirement cruise of our HAL Captain John Scott so there we’re lots of unique touches and events to commemorate the event. The casino ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


One of the best

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sojourner 28

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were very hesitate to go on this cruise after reading posts on this site. I am a 4 star mariner and was extremely surprised that the bad reviews were way out of line. This fall we sailed the Nieuv Statedam and in January took the Noordam around Australia and found the Noordam much better in almost all categories. The ship is not tired or in need of major upgrades. The crew was probably the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


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


Disembarkation was relatively painless

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Narelle'stoyboy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises were pivotal factors in selecting Noordam. We are bitterly disappointed in the Noordam cruise and it’s invisible on board management. I shall be writing to HAL CEO, Stein Kruse seeking ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Good overall, but overdoing things the first few days

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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


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


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