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.
The quintessential Vietnam picture — a worker in a rice paddy in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager Ms Noordam
As anyone who has ever sailed on a Holland America Line ship knows, every cruise features ‘On Deck for the Cure.’ On Deck is a walk around the promenade deck to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. After six days at sea, we thought the Noordam crew could use a little fresh air and what… read more of “Noordam Crew Gets…”
Recently the Noordam received a very exciting package. It was our brand new inflatable movie screen! Dubbed the ‘dam Giant Screen’ this airblown inflatable screen will provide the backdrop for many fun evening outdoor movie nights. Recently on our call in Lisbon we tried it out on the bow. The crew were treated to a… read more of “‘dam Giant…”
Special thanks to HAL guest James Ogden for sharing this touching story with our blog. My great grandparents were the first generation of my family to sail with Holland America Line, in the 1950’s. They sailed with HAL four times between 1954 and 1960, on transatlantic voyages, between various cities in Europe and New York…. read more of “Recounting Family…”
Who’s got the right of way? I imagine the elephants don’t really put much thought into that in Pattaya, Thailand. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam