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Sydney (Australia) to the South Pacific Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
South Pacific
Sydney (Australia)

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31 Sydney (Australia) to the South Pacific Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


jganem avatar

jganem

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Out of everything

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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, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Sheriee avatar

Sheriee

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Dave Koz

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Sonexxx

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Holland America - Not Many Pluses

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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SY7DNEY CRUISER

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A very enjoyable cruise despite the lack of entertainment

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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danieldlaw

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Exceptional, memorable, special.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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rringstr2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Service but a Ship in Poor Condition

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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islandmanintas

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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slb1949

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, ship, crew. Terrible weather.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JAG052

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tanawah

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Expectations - Disillusioned

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Pak59 avatar

Pak59

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First experience with HAL

We choose HAL because we liked the Itinerary, as it was our first cruise to New Zealand and Australia. It was also our first time on HAL. The food on the Noordam was excellent, with a lot of variety, great ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Janet Savage

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A good cruise but not outstanding (my LONG review)

We scored a great price on a 15-day HAL cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps the price was so affordable because a) November is a less popular travel window (our itinerary included ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Spillett

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Was a lovely winter escape

Friend had recommended. A last minute decision to take a holiday following long wet winter. Purchased just a month ahead of sailing, online, and overall very pleased with cruise. Very good value. Prices were ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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oz cruiser 65

2 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great service and staff attitudes but entertainment lacking

We have cruised HAL before. previously Trans Atlantic and Med with Noordam and Baltics , Scandnavia on Konningsdam, WE loved all before and were prepared to travel long distance from Oz but now figured a cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Castoffs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stunning view of Sydney Harbour from our Cabin

We had already been on the Volendam with HAL and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and this cruise was visiting the South Pacific and Hawaii. We were on board 16 nights Sydney to Honolulu we felt this was long ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Ruth Irving avatar

Ruth Irving

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

What a let down

Holland America obviously don't read these reviews otherwise things would have improved by now - or perhaps they just don't care! My friend and I boarded the Noordam in Sydney and I was very much looking forward ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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normie616

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

HAL should take more care to prevent spread of viruses on board !!!!!

This review will not be lengthy but more to the point.Having completed our Sydney to Vancouver crossing from 8th April to 30th April ;I feel appropriate to comment on this ship Firstly the Noordam is a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Ladybentley avatar

Ladybentley

7 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Sadly disappointing and very boring!!!

After several great HAL cruises we were surprised to find this one to be so disappointing. It’s clear that ongoing cutbacks are the order of the day now with HAL, along with a corresponding reduction in customer ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Norpen

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Everything we expected

We chose this cruise to fit in with school holidays and to meet friends in Hawaii. The stateroom was excellent. See below. The ship was very lush and we enjoyed the ambience in every venue. All areas were well ...
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Sail Date April 2017


konazo avatar

konazo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

SOUTH PACIFIC 2017: New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu from Sydney

We always find the South Pacific to be a beautiful and very relaxing place to visit and the people are so friendly. Always glad to return to the South Pacific... wish it was closer as the flight is long. We ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Old Bulldog

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Honolulu repositioning cruise

We chose Holland America as they are our favourite cruise line. Having an aft suite our embarkation was smooth without any wait although this actual cruise had commenced in NZ and there were already guests on board. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Dragonboat

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful Australia/New Zealand cruise on the Noordam

We chose this particular cruise based on our schedule and desire to see Sydney, Tasmania and New Zealand after a week on Australia's Gold Coast. The Noordam cruise was perfect for us (our 10th cruise, and first on ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Pops 1953

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Slightly Disappointing Noordam

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary which suited our plans to see a little of New Zealand within a limited time frame. Embarkation went without a hitch and we were pleasantly surprised by our stateroom ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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tabaluga

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic, Fun, Great Food, Drinks and Fun

my 3rd time on the Noordam, 9 weeks totol, so i know her well. For the price of apx 110 per night for a balcony the value is terrific. The BBKing band plays 3x per night and are an exellent ship ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Yurugaboy

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Classy and Relaxing

My wife chose this cruise as it went over the Christmas break and went to the South Pacific.We are a family of 5 and booked 2 rooms. A Verandah Room and an inside Room both on Deck 6. After a slow start in the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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