On Nov. 11 the blog team went up to Port Everglades at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to go on board Statendam and Noordam. While there, we snapped a few exterior photos of the ships. It was a beautiful, sunny day!
Noordam celebrated Halloween in style! About a hundred crew members joined in the costume contest creating and wearing all kinds of costumes. The crew danced into the wee hours of the morning celebrating. Here are the Halloween costume contest winners! Great job everyone– it was very hard to judge, there were so many great costumes…. read more of “Noordam’s…”
During the Noordam’s call at Livorno, 50 members of the crew set off on an adventure to explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was an absolutely amazing day full of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Everyone was ready for a fun day in Italy. Amy Kreft is Noordam’s human resources manager.
Thanks to HAL guest Gerrit for sending in this photo and note from a recent cruise aboard Ryndam. With so many HAL ships nowadays, it’s almost business as usual to see two HAL ships at the same port. In the old days it was quite a happening when two of them met, either on the… read more of “A HAL Get Together…”
Special thanks to HAL guests Brian and Jean Payne for sharing this fun snapshot, taken during their Mediterranean cruise on Noordam in May 2011.
What do you think of when you hear Tunisia? Camels, Mint Tea, Carpets and Desert? Think again… how about sugar cube houses, blue roofs and historical ruins? Enjoy the photos of our Tunisia impressions… Having met some of Tunisia’s camels at the pier, we headed out for the tour bus to join our half day… read more of “Shore Excursion:…”
Here’s the last post from journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) who sailed on Noordam this summer. Enjoy! Wrap-up Events on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise As final touches to Noordam’s July 20-30, 2011 Mediterranean Roman Empire cruise, the staff programmed special events to further guests’ appreciation of HAL’s guest-oriented service.
We went to see Leo almost everyday of our cruise for happy hour. He was so good to us on our ms Noordam cruise in the Mediterranean this past July. Here he is mixing my friend Peg and me a chocolate martini for our birthdays. Thank you, Leo, for making our trip so enjoyable! —… read more of “Kudos to Leo the…”