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Noordam

Noordam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,924
Crew Members:
800
Gross Tonnage:
82,318 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
February 2006
Godmother:
Actress Marlee Matlin

Latest Post

Noordam Visits La Goulette, Tunisia

Noordam Visits La Goulette, Tunisia

September 5 was a beautiful, sunny day in La Goulette, Tunisia, for Noordam’s guest and crew. Here are photos from our time in port.

Recent Posts

The Tooth Fairy Visits Noordam

The Tooth Fairy Visits Noordam

One of Noordam’s younger guests, Kara, was about to lose her front tooth and told me on the gangway that she was concerned that the Tooth Fairy might not be able to find her here in Europe, plus she was wondering if she will get a dollar or Euro. I assured her that the Tooth…   read more of “The Tooth Fairy…”

A Cruise Ship Entertainer

A Cruise Ship Entertainer

This is a condensed version of a story written by Bert Ollivier, a columnist with “GSA Travel Magazine.” This story is about a man and his work and how he treats his work as fun. When I met pianist Frank St. Germain he said that what he does for a living is like playing a…   read more of “A Cruise Ship…”

More Photos of Noordam in Rotterdam

More Photos of Noordam in Rotterdam

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…”

Leadership in Action on Noordam

Leadership in Action on Noordam

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…”

Videos of Noordam at Rotterdam

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…”

Noordam is Home!

Noordam is Home!

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…”