So what could possibly make one of my favorite places on the planet better? Seeing it from an ATV! And so that’s what I set out to do on Noordam’s recent call to one of my very favorite places—Santorini. Among the many perks of being a crewmember is that we often get discounts on all… read more of “Santorini on Four…”
A non-leaning picture of the leaning tower in Pisa, Italy. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam
Yesterday in Greece, we welcomed the Marines from the Athens Embassy Security Guard Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps to help us celebrate the Fourth of July. They came to assist us with our flag raising ceremony attended by many officers and staff. We then had a ‘backyard barbecue’ complete with s’mores! The Marines stayed… read more of “Noordam Celebrates…”
Being the second generation Italian American that I am when people ask me if I speak Italian I often joke, “I only know the food and the bad words.” This came in handy (the former, not the latter) on Noordam’s recent call to Palermo, Sicily when I took the “Taste of Sicily” shore excursion. Now,… read more of “Taking a Bite Out…”
On our recent call together in Kusadasi both Noordam and Nieuw Amsterdam fielded football (soccer) teams to compete in a friendly match. Team Noordam was feeling really good with our new uniforms, but sadly, we did not win. The final score was an admirable 4-3, with Nieuw Amsterdam pulling out a win in the last… read more of “Noordam and Nieuw…”
The Noordam celebrates its European season with several custom events every year including the Mediterranean Ball the night before arrival in Tunisia, the Taste Of Italy dinner in the Lido Restaurant during the late call in Livorno and the Spanish Fiesta BBQ while overnight in Barcelona. Topping it off this season to honor the Queen… read more of “Noordam Celebrates…”
Thanks to tour operator Mert Kavafoglu from SeaSong Tours in Kusadasi for sharing these photos of Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam at the port June 13.
June 6, 2006: Noordam rescues 22 refugees whose boat capsized in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. The efforts earned the crew recognition from the United Nations, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy and several international refugee organizations.