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!
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.