On August 8, the Noordam made her only call in Malta for the season. Noordam’s Hotel Manager Mark Pells had been in touch with the Ursuline Sisters Orphanage in Malta. He had been on board the old Noordam some years ago when the ship donated to the same orphanage. The Ursuline Sisters’ main mission is… read more of “Noordam Donates to…”
HAL guest Wilma van Hulst sent us these photos of Noordam in Rotterdam. Recently we took some pictures of the Noordam in Rotterdam. In February we took our first cruise and it was with the Noordam. So we took some pictures in the morning with the Erasmus bridge and the water taxi in front. In… read more of “More Photos of…”
Holland America Line, like most companies, rely heavily on its front-line manager-leaders to coach and mentor those under their supervision. Helping someone become better at their job requires selfless dedication. It also means taking time when you least have it, standing up for someone when they make mistakes and cheering them on when they succeed…. read more of “Leadership in…”
Hallo HALblog readers, As you may notice, the ms Noordam made her maiden call to her home port, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I was invited by my good friend Lori who works at the shore excursions office. I made these two videos, during and after my stay on board the ms Noordam. Sit back and enjoy!… read more of “Videos of Noordam…”
Wednesday, July 14, the ms Noordam made her maiden call at her homeport, Rotterdam. It was a surprise to learn that the ms Noordam was home. More was the joy that one of my friends, Lori, was on board. She’s one of the great ladies at the shore excursion office. She invited me to visit… read more of “Noordam is…”
Security staff of ms Noordam looked surprised when a visitor introduced himself as Mr. Noordam. Luckily his name was on the visitor’s list so Mr. Noordam finally could board ‘his’ ship. Mr. Gijs Noordam is a well-know maritime lawyer based in Rotterdam. Since the introduction of ms Noordam back in 2006 he was looking forward… read more of “Noordam Meets…”
Here are photos of Noordam’s Key and Plaque Ceremony held Wednesday in Rotterdam.
HAL blog contributors Hans Janssen, Bert Lamers and Aad Hoogesteger took these pictures yesterday of Noordam in Rotterdam. It was Noordam’s maiden call at the port. Thanks for sharing!