Noordam needs to be renovated.

Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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14 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: October 25, 2016

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1085

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Food too salty. Parts of the ship showed rust.Repetitive evening entertainment and artistes were less than talented. Lack of tourist attractions in NZ ports visited.NZ port / immigration authorities were less than welcoming and seemed to impose unnecessary restrictions on tourists.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
breakfast monotonous on a daily basis


5 out of 5
Repetitive. Artistes were mediocre in presentations.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
A lot of service staff had a communication problem in English.Dainya (photo studio) was professional and friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Sliding roof of ship over swimming pool was rusting.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Cabin was well maintained. The flushing of toilets from nearby cabins were loud and disturbing.

Ship tip

Buffet evening dining on Lido deck much better than formal dining.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Use hop on hop off bus.

Melbourne, Australia

3 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

1 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

3 out of 5
Dont buy ship tour.Use early shuttle into town and purchase ticket at railway station to travel on the same train as ship tour costing many times more.

Akaroa, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Picton, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Do your own exploration.Free city shuttle around town.

Wellington, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Napier, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Tauranga, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Use hop on hop off bus.
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