A very happy ship

Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 115

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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13 Night Australia & New Zealand (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: February 11, 2019

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8001

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise with Holland. We had the good fortune of sailing with a superior captain who knew how to motivate his staff. All crew encounters were pleasant. Your folks actually seemed happy to be aboard. The cigar room was a gem!!!!!!!!!!


4 out of 5
Seemed lengthy but smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Service was excellent and food quality was superior

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We really did not make much use of these amenities


4 out of 5
Nicely done with little repetition

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Probably the best we experienced during any of our 20 cruises

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Truly a "Bristol" ship. Well thought out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Extremely efficient design making the most of the limited space. Our cabin stewards were outstanding!!!!!!!

Ship tip

If you are a cigar smoker, stock up and enjoy the Oak Room

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Came early and stayed on our own

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Napier, New Zealand

4 out of 5
The jet boat excursion was awesome

Wellington, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Bag pipes and local pubs were fun

Cruise Fjordland National Park

4 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

4 out of 5

Melbourne, Australia

4 out of 5

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5
The Blue Mountains were good


5 out of 5
Fast and efficient
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