MS Noordam Experience

Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4 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: 7006

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

First time to ever go on a cruise and fortunately for me, it was with Holland America.  I never felt so pampered, felt so special, and so taken care of than while I was on board the MS Noordam, from waiters to cabin boys, the front desk staff and the whole sailng crew. 


Need more entertainment shows!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Love the variety of food Holland America serves.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Need more nightly shows and entertainment.


5 out of 5
More nightly entertainment is suggested.

Children's Programs

Should start more children's activities and programs to attract more families to your cruises!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I salute the waiters at the Dining Room and the Lido Restaurant. Kudos to the front desk staff also! Never want to miss the cabin boys who constantly kept my stateroom tidy morning and night.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, the whole maintenance staff are always on the go, constantly cleaning every nook and corners of the ship. Holland America indeed cares for the well-being of their guests!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Love my cabin boys, Oki & Yuda. I would always come back to my cabin in awe even for a short time. The team kept my room so tidy and clean during the duration of this cruise. Kudos to them!

Ship tip

If you are traveling with a group of friends, it's advisable to have assigned seatings at the dining room. Don't have to wait for your turn to be seated.

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
The Taierie Gorge Railway Tour is a must! It's displays the beautiful landscape of New Zealand.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

3 out of 5
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