Great Itenerary but worst ship ever!!

Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 55

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Noordam

17 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: February 01, 2018

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6173

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Itinerary was GREAT but will never book traveling on the Noordam again and even considering not traveling Holland America Lines again!!! You can tell Carnival has taken over!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
As a Mariner we were allowed on first which was very nice!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The Main dining room and Lido Restaurant served same food every night except when they had surf and turf main dining room had lobster and we had shrimp which was not cool!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
11th floor observation deck was blocked off to everyone unless you paid a fee to go to top, Top observation deck is best place and when we were going into the Fjords they made everyone stand in line on the fourth floor to go through a small door to front of ship rather than just opening up the top-11th floor observation or front deck of 9th (gym) to go out on, very rediculous!!

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
thin curtains didn't keep heat out of room so ac didn't keep room cool, had a broken chair on verandah and requested it be replaced with a lounge chair like others had and was told "NO" had to keep what we had, then when they would clean 9th floor back pool/deck all the dirt would fall on our verandahs staying filthy to where no one would hardly use them!! Will never book another aft room!!

Ship tip

DON'T!!!!!!!!!!

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
stayed three days and so much to see and do!!

Melbourne, Australia

3 out of 5
Would have needed a couple more hours to really enjoy city instead of rushing thru it!!

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

3 out of 5

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

1 out of 5
Total waste of a day!!

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

4 out of 5
Glad we spent a night in Hobart giving us two days to enjoy Hobart!!

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

3 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Picton, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Wellington, New Zealand

4 out of 5

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Was Art Deco Festival and with the city people dressing up in the 20' and driving vintage cars was awesome, we called this place New Zealand's version of "South Beach Miami"!!

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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