Special thanks to HAL guests Keith and Christine Brandt for sharing this video of Nordam’s sail away from Palermo, Sicily, which they took from decks aboard Ryndam during their cruise.
The Swiss Guard stands watch over St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager Ms Noordam
Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s hit series Top Chef: Season Seven, sailed aboard Noordam’s 10-day Roman Empire cruise on July 17. During his time on board, Chef Sbraga performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Noordam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchens aboard each ship. The… read more of “‘Top…”
July 22, 2012 We were supposed to arrive at Piraeus, the port city closest to Athens, at 8:00 a.m., but we think it was actually closer to 6:00 a.m. The sound of the azipod thrusters (used to park the ship in the right berth) woke us up. Looking out of the window was like looking… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Just when I thought I had seen all there was to see in Europe, just as I had started to become jaded to the beauty and wonder of this ancient place, something quite unexpected and altogether wonderful happened. I discovered a marvel of modern technology. It was a normal morning in Civitavecchia and I was… read more of “A Wonder of…”
There’s quite a selection of fish at an open-air market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam
Thinking about cruising with us next summer? Well, lucky seven is our magic number in summer 2013 when we deploy seven ships to Europe and feature seven maiden ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam and Veendam — will cruise… read more of “New European…”