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Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Noordam

23 Night Pacific Treasures & South Australia Holiday (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5106

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a bucket list experience. I travel with a different cruise line each year. What do they have to capture me. What pleases me and what does not. My quest continues.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
A little slow. They had not started the clock on my arrival. Sat for 30-40 minutes. But after that it was pretty much crowd free.

Ship experiences

Entertainment

2 out of 5
No gala or Broadway type shows. The "Noordam singers and dancers" grew pretty thin, pretty quick. One size does not fit all. BBC Earth was good. Thank you big time for BB Kings Blues Club. A fantastic New Years show on the pool deck.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Adequate for me in size. Comfortable, though it took a while to get the AC temperature right. Initially set way too cold. USB power connections great. TV poor, small and ancient. Not interactive. Programming too repetitive. Still promoting shore excursions after all ports had been visited and we were heading home. Always clean and tidy. Always !

Ship tip

If you crave overall entertainment; this is not for you. Check the age demographic.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia Did not visit port

It's where I got on. I live here.

Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia Did not visit port

Been here before

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia Did not visit port

Luganville, Vanuatu Did not visit port

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu Did not visit port

Mystery Island, Vanuatu Did not visit port

Cancelled by captain. Seas to rough for tenders.

Noumea, New Caledonia Did not visit port

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia Did not visit port

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia Did not visit port

Got off in Sydney.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Did not visit port

Adelaide, Australia Did not visit port

Kangaroo Island, Australia Did not visit port

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Hassle free. Walked off; found by suitcase and got waved through customs. Ten minutes tops.
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