New Zealand is beautiful!

Noordam Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

14 Night Australia & New Zealand Holiday (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: December 21, 2019

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6069

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Best cruise yet. New Zealand is beautiful and the people are so nice.


5 out of 5
Very quick, very organized, got on sooner than expected.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room better than Pinnacle. That was disappointing, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Participated in the cultural activities of Maori culture. Great fun. Allison and Brady were great facilitators.


Didn't take in the music. We had to be in bed early to get to all our excursions.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Stellar staff. Everyone we encountered was kind and happy to make our experience a good one.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable, nice size for 2, really enjoyed our balcony. Cabin crew outstanding.

Ship tip

Get to the music. Don't pay extra for Pinnacle.

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Lovely city. No excursion.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Went to Hobbiton! Wonderful! However, lots of walking and hills.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
My favourite city. Art Deco historic buildings. Great tour on the Hawke's Bay Express.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful countryside. Saw working farm and amazing dogs herd sheep.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
No excursion.

Cruise Fjordland National Park

5 out of 5
Amazing scenery.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Did excursion of city tour and Shene, historic station

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Went to Unzoo. Loved the animals.

Eden, Australia Did not visit port

Cancelled due to fires.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Amazing city!


5 out of 5
Quick and easy.
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