On December 17, 2009 the crew of ms Noordam hosted “Project Smile”, an event for a very special group of 90 young orphaned boys and girls from the Holy Family Children’s Home in Castries and Soufriere, St. Lucia . The officers and crew of Noordam went shopping for toys and gifts. Since crew members are… read more of “Noordam’s…”
During the Zuiderdam’s and Noordam’s call at Curaçao on December 7th they hosted a joint crew pool party and barbecue at the Mega Pier Pool complex. The crew members spent the day soakin’ up the sun, spashin’ in the pools and barbecuing with new friends and reconnecting with old friends and family. It could not… read more of “Zuiderdam and…”
HAL employee Gerad Simon and girlfriend Jayme sent us this note and amazing photos from their recent southern Caribbean cruise aboard Noordam. My girlfriend Jayme and I just got back from a 10–day cruise to the Caribbean on the Noordam. We swam in the crystal clear waters of Half Moon Cay and explored Water Island… read more of “Noordam Postcards…”
Ellen White sent us this photo of a T-shirt she is decorating with a star each time she sails on Holland America Line. That’s all she sent — the photo. So we wrote her back and asked for some additional information. It turns out she has a very interesting story. I’m a very enthusiastic almost… read more of “She’s Seeing…”
Hallo HALblog readers. Here is video seven of my video series “HAL fleet and their predecessors.” This time NOORDAM. Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America Line fan who lives in Rotterdam.
After a long crossing, which included a battle with Code Red, crew members from ms Noordam were rewarded for their hard work that went “above and beyond” with a fun day in the sun in St. Maarten. There were 36 crew members who participated in the 12-Meter “Americas Cup” Regatta, although the yachts had their… read more of “Noordam Team Wins…”
Lynn Hardey sent us this great photo and explanation of what the heck it is. Carrots, dental floss??!! It’s name was the Halraiserdam and this is the 15th ship I have built for the “Whatever Floats Your Boat” contest. It is a replica of the Noordam which is the ship I was on. I always… read more of “If It Floats,…”
HAL guest Diana Morrison shared these great photos with us from her recent cruise on Noordam. If you have a favorite photo from a Holland America cruise, share it with us.