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Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 76

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: February 14, 2017

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7014

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

My daughter needed a vegan diet and the chefs really provided good food for her.  This is always a problem for us traveling away from home.  This made our whole cruise experience great.  While the weather was not quite as good on our trip as expected we had no real problem with the rough seas we experienced.  Mother Nature can not totally be controlled or predicted and definitely some on our cruise suffered from sea sickness.  The Noordam had a very good acupuncture specialist on board who is capable of providing relief to this malady.  I bought his services for other maladies and was very satisfied.  Holland America has provided this type service on other cruises and I really appreciate that.  

We also really enjoyed the Noordam Singers and Dancers shows and also Clara Helms, a great singer.  Anna and Svetlana played beautiful music several times a night in one of the lounges so we were able to enjoy great music most nights.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
There were a couple of things that needed attending to but were resolved quickly.

Ship tip

Visit the actupointer specialist if you get sea sick.

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The people in this city are in shape and really walk fast. NZ will ban sale of cigarets in 2018. They want to lower health care costs for their national health system.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Went to see the Gannets at Cape Kidnapper a memory for a lifetime.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
The night time visit to the animal refuge was the highlight for us plus just walking into town and visiting the museum there was great too.

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
This city was just packed with people on a Sunday just enjoying the nice day and each other. People just enjoying life. No special program or activity brought them out. I asked.
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