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Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5

14 Night New Zealand Discovery (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2018

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5012

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise except weather ruined visit to Auckland and bay of islands ship had to re route to avoid cyclone. Wanted a cruise with an average age group of about 50ish however the average age on this ship would be in the 70s. Can’t see why there would be a night club or basketball ball court when so many elderly cruise with this company. Was told the ship is very similar to celebrity ships. Afraid not even close. Still an enjoyable cruise but the pace was a bit too slow for me.


4 out of 5
Great embarkation very quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food in all the restaurants was very good although there could have been a larger selection of vegetables at the buffet. Usually only one or two veges to choose from

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The lido pool could do with updating and felt more like an extension of the lido dinning area with a pool in it


3 out of 5
Entertainment in the main theater was average. The noordam singers and dancers although talented felt more like watching an American high school glee club. B B KINGS BLUES CLUB was first class entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were excellent very helpful and friendly

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Although the ship was very clean and nice it is definitely in need of a refit and update definitely starting to show it’s age

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean and Roomy with plenty of storage can’t see the Spence in the small baths in the bathrooms. Would be better to just have a shower cubicle easier for elderly to get in and out of.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful city friendly people

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Went to Christchurch only kiwis that could turn an earthquake into a tourist attraction lol

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful place hired a car and drove through the queen Charlotte sounds to Nelson and back very beautiful place

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Awesome city best coffee friendly people

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Nice city however we never got into port until late on a Sunday so most shops closed but nice place to stretch your legs

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Loved this port beautiful weather and lovely beach. Climbed the mount great view

Auckland, New Zealand Did not visit port

Pending cyclone canceled this port visit

Waitangi, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand Did not visit port

Pending cyclone canceled this port visit easy and fast di


5 out of 5
Very fast disembarkation
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