As a tribute to Mardi Gras and the Big Easy, we, here on the Noordam, had a proper Mardi Gras celebration by nightfall. Upon entering the Petty Officer’s Bar, one was greeted by a silhouette of Louis Armstrong blowing his trumpet along with a surplus of tinsel and streamers. It is probable that the P.O…. read more of “Noordam Crew…”
On Feb. 26, a few crew members gathered at the port of Philipsburg in St. Maarten for a private dive excursion. Noordam’s 3rd Officer Wouter Koolhaas shared this great story with us. On our first dive we received a detailed briefing of the dive site and procedures. The moment we jumped into the comfortable 28°C… read more of “Noordam Crew…”
We received another clever site-gag photo from ex-HAL employee John Martin van Dijk. The photo of Noordam was taken in Kusadasi.
Hotel Manager Mark Pells Holland America Line’s own Mark Pells was featured in the “Cape Cod Times” for his efforts in the helping the Haitian earthquake victims. Check out the article here, and continue reading below for more about Pells. Hotel Manager Mark Pells grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York, in… read more of “Meet…”
Guest Mary Beth shared this great photo with us from her January 2010 cruise.
On February 4, 2010, the Noordam was anchored in the beautiful, sunny island of Half Moon Cay. Thanks to our Shorex department our crew had the chance to experience parasailing adventure and horseback riding. An amazing day in an amazing place!
Guest Elaine Tonkin sent in this photo taken in Katakolon, Greece, of Oosterdam alongside and Noordam departing.
Noordam Hotel Manager Mark Pells shared this note and amazing photos of the HAL family uniting to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti. With the help of the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Eurodam and Ryndam teams, the Noordam officers, the Seattle-based corporate staff and a host of others, we landed well over 17,000 pounds of food, clothing… read more of “HAL Ships Unite to…”