While at port in Oranjested, Aruba, Maasdam and Noordam crew members decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and face-off in a game of basketball. From the first jump-ball and through all the technical and personal fouls called, the score went back and forth between these two sister ships. Tensions were high and the… read more of “Noordam v. Maasdam…”
Day one of a three-day, side-by-side port event. The day was sunny and everything you could want from a Caribbean paradise when the ms Maasdam and ms Noordam faced each other across the lines with only a piece of rope to uphold their honor. It was a wonderful time to get together with friends on… read more of “Maasdam and Noordam…”
Chef Troy and Chef Ricardo put together a special pasta fiesta for the Noordam crew. The crew were able to create their own pasta dish from a vast variety of ingredients: shrimp, mushrooms, peppers, olives, exotic herbs and many more. It was a unique experience for the Noordam crew. They are all looking forward for… read more of “Noordam’s…”
Here are some pictures from the Noordam, during our cruise from 25 March to 4 April, 2010. Captain John Scott gave us an excellent cruise. One of them is at Grand Turk. Really a postcard. Greetings, Ruud van Deventer Netherlands
On March 26 the Noordam and Eurodam visited Half Moon Cay. All together 4,000 passengers visited the private island of Holland America Line. However the beaches were not overcrowded and everybody was able to find a beehive chair. Only around lunchtime it was overcrowded at the Food Pavillion and it was hard to find a… read more of “Diary from a Recent…”
It is very refreshing to see the number of talented people we have on board ms Noordam. We see them on a daily basis performing their job duties they were hired for, but many of them have special talents that most of us know nothing about. Andy Chandra Kosim is one of the laundry attendants… read more of “Noordam’s Got…”
On March 16, 2010, our Balinese Hindu crew celebrated Nyepi, a day of silence, and the Hindu New Year. The tradition is that on the night before the celebrations begin, everyone must clean their homes, cook their meals and do all of the necessary preparations before the silence and inactivity the following day. In Bali,… read more of “Noordam Crew…”
After a successful HESS audit, Noordam’s culinary and beverage departments created a relaxing and fun night under the stars for our crew! Crew members enjoyed delicious food, great company and a fun midnight swim. It was such a memorable night and we are all looking forward to the next one!