Congrats to Marcelino Machado Oliveira and Paola Claudia Crespo, junior housekeepers on Noordam, for their recent exchange of vows. They were married on Jan. 4, 2013, on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. We wish them all the best! P. L. Kaham is Noordam’s human resources manager.
Special thanks to HAL guest Robert Makofsky for sharing this review of musician’s Elio Pace concert during his New Year’s cruise to the southern Caribbean on Noordam. Life is a cornucopia of surprises. They don’t “set up” for you like the rain sets up from a distance with dark clouds and a light sprinkle at… read more of “Musician Elio Pace…”
January 31, 2006: The 81,769-ton, 1,918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line’s history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line. The ship was christened Feb. 22, 2006, in New York City, by actress Marlee Matlin. Photo by blog fan Bert Lamers.
Thanks to HAL guest Frans Dijkman for sending in this post and gorgeous photo taken in Grand Turk while on a cruise with Noordam. This beautiful photo was taken in Grand Turk before leaving to Samana, Dominican Republic. It really was worthwhile to leave a cold and wet Europe. — Frans Dijkman
Thanks to HAL guest Dave McKay for sending in this beautiful photo. Here is a great shot of Noordam anchored at Dubrovnik, Croatia on a beautiful day. — Dave McKay
Thanks to HAL guests and 3-Star Mariners Lorne and Ruth Wilson for sending in this post and beautiful photos. We want to thank HAL for taking us to places and events that we would have never imagined. We were able to capture some great shots of Mt. Stromboli as we cruised along the north shore… read more of “Capturing Mt….”
Thanks to HAL guest Margaret Morris for sending in this great post and photo from her recent cruise with Noordam. I believe this was taken in Barbados, on our recent cruise on the Noordam. We watched this brilliant example of parking a large ship in what seemed to be a very tight space. How do… read more of “Brilliant…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Special thanks to Sue Hurrell for submitting these great photos from her 2012 Noordam cruise! These photos are from our Christmas cruise on the Noordam. We can’t wait for our January cruise on the Noordam to the southern Caribbean! —… read more of “Facebook Fan Shares…”