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Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: January 31, 2017

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 4017

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

While it is difficult to select a "favorite" part of the cruise, perhaps the most impressive part was the precision and timeliness with which every operation was handled. Typically short and rapidly moving lines, baggage at the cabin door or airport entrance promptly, excursion bus in place and on time, etc.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Both the Vista Deck facility and to a much lesser degree, the formal dining room on Deck 2 could use an in-depth analysis of the traffic patterns. Heavily laden busing persons(runners) and passengers are often vying for space. Perhaps a concealed (underfloor or overhead) conveyor system might offer a safer and more efficient method of moving food, used utensils, etc.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not Used

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All crew members we encountered deserve a special thanks. We will again thank Teddy of the Dining Room Staff for his help with some dietary concerns.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
See Food and Dining Comment We and some of the other more senior passengers we encountered are of the opinion that the common areas were often chilly. That is with the full understanding that seniors tend to be more sensitive to cold and that it is difficult to please everyone.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great towel folding Guys!

Ship tip

Take clothing suitable for a fairly wide range of weather conditions.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
A favorite!

Wellington, New Zealand

3 out of 5
A larger city and definitely not the cleanest of the lot.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
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