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3.9

I Wonderful South Pacific by cr159

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific

We have travelled on many Cruises and were pleased with Holland America and would certainly travel with them again if the right destinations came up.

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4.1

New Zealand in March by KittieC

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Overall, It was very relaxing and well organised. Holland America has an air of reliability and we met many passengers who had sailed with them multiple times. We missed two ports and almost missed a third because of storms and it was rainy several days. March is probably not the best time to visit NZ. The day at Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sound was beautiful. We didn’t get much opportunity to use our balcony because of the weather, so not certain it was worth having it. Taking everything into consideration, the cruise was very good value.

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4.9

New Zealand cruise on Holland America by jim45

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Captain was wonderful and all of the staff very friendly. Enjoyed Test Kitchen and many events on the ship

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4.6

Beautiful nz by greglj

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

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.

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4.0

This was my first cruise,... by andylindley

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Ship: Noordam

This was my first cruise, so nothing to compare to, but others onboard had said the ship looked tired (Feb2018). I had read it was due for refurbishment, but I enjoyed my time onboard. The food was great, the bars were plentiful, the cabin was comfortable, the crew friendly and helpful. On my cruise it was a charter so we had our own entertainment and parties which were amazing. I took to life onboard and can’t wait to sail again.

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Great Itenerary but worst ship ever!! by jbjr40

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

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!!

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Reasonably good by WongSeeWai

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Quite enjoyable overall as I was traveling with family members. Good food, very good services, but there were not many activities on board which I like. Felt bored when on sea for long time. The soft bed is the worst part of the whole trip.

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4.0

Xmas 2 years ago by teamflames

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam

Fantastic snorkeling, fun Xmas and nye. Lovely staff

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Great vacation! by SergioK

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

We celebrated our wedding anniversary on board. The restaurant staff made a special cake for us, and sang an Indonesian song for us. We had dinner with the Captain and wife, which was one of the highlights of all our cruises. Thank you, Captain Draper! The cruise was excellent, just what we wanted. In retrospect, we liked the sea days just as much as shore days,We may be more. A few of the ports of call were far from the main attractions, which meant paying for excursions and spending lots of time on buses. I would have preferred fewer stops, more sea days, and possibly an overnight at one of the main cities, like Wellington, Melbourne or Hobart.

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4.2

Wonderful by edcrews

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Great cruise. Really enjoyed it. Only thing missing was duplicate bridge although there was party bridge.

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5.0

Wonderful south pacific cruise by spelletier4069

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Trip of a life time. Excellent excursions, food and service crew. Loved the shows and especially the piano bar with Stryker. Constant promo and extra charges tiresome though

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4.1

Great cruise but a long way to travel from the East Coast of USA by WRB747

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Was on bucket list to see New Zealand and Austrailia, check. A long and expensive travel to get there so won't be going back. Glad I went though. Probably would have enjoyed a few longer layover so could have gotten to the interior of the country for a day or two.

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Wonderful Cruise! by Jill1950

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Absolutely wonderful! Loved the ports, so much to see and do! Wish for more time in a couple ports. Would have enjoyed more ports in Australia. We had great weather which made a huge difference.

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4.4

Cruise to Australia & New Zealand by OldBlue76

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: Transpacific

Beware of large group shore excursions. We were disappointed with these as the vendors were not equipped to handle the large groups and too much time spent getting onto and off the bus! Lesson learned - only small group tours for us in the future! Also, Fiji and New Caledonia were not the island paradise venues we were expecting. Very poor countries and it showed, especially in Suva. Wouldn't get off the ship next time.

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4.5

42 day cruise...Vancouver to New Zealand..Holland America is the best! by NevilleP

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Transpacific

Amazing cruise. Would do it again in a heartbeat. The highlight was New Zealand, especially Milford Sound, NZ has the most beautiful landscapes I have every seen. Some of the ports had extra fees for buses to get to the town, that shouldn’t be an extra charge. Some were included, some weren’t. I love the cleanliness when the staff handled our food, I appreciated no cross contamination.

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3.2

Our trip of Life Time by DrywallRon

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: Hawaii

Very disappointing for our expectations of Holland. We heard so many great things and the quality of ship and crew. We checked with several other passengers to see if it was just our experience or not. Unanimously everybody agreed with our experiences. We think our 2 top were. One the lie that ship was updated in 2015.Second was the Cruise director Andy. My top was when we had our veterans meeting and Andy showed to greet us (which seemed like he was being put out by attending for 2 min). There was 96 year old WW II veteran and he asked if the Captain was buying the first round of drinks (which would have been impossible as there was no bartender) and Andy stated that wasn't going to happen. The WWII veteran stated that every other cruises the Captain (of which he had been on 30 cruises) had bought the first round. After a few back forth comments Andy stated if did not like it take another cruise line to which the WWII vet said that was fine and be his last cruise on Holland. Andy said he would go get a bartender and an hour later no no bartender. Probably never cruise on Holland again.

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5.0

We loved our cruise on... by msyork

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Ship: Noordam

We loved our cruise on the Noordam in Alaska! Had a balcony suite which was very nice and spacious. Food was excellent. Favorite hangout was Crow's Nest.

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4.4

Great Alaskan Cruise by JGJ

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

We loved the Cruise locations. Alaska and the inside passage are beautiful! We were at the end of the cruise lines time in Alaska and you could feel the fatigue of the crew.

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4.8

Fantastic trip by elizabeth1947

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska

Enjoyed the 20 day cruise and Denali Yukon trip every thing was so organized from start to finish and Crystal our tour guid was amazing . Even the flights from Fairbanks and from Whitehorse to Vancouver so organized and even the Fairmont hotel in Vancouver we were able to have our rooms from when we arrived ,lovely rooms Thank you Holland America for making our 51 st wedding anniversary special.

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Nice, relaxing cruise by elliootjr4333

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

A nice, relaxing cruise. It was a definitely an older crowd. We're in our 30s and we felt like some of the youngest people on the ship. So don't plan on partying all night on the cruise.

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