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.
Jorn Veraart shared this video with us from the old Noordam bringing its first load of food and passengers to the Netherlands as part of the European Recovery plan in 1948 to relieve widespread hunger, unemployment and housing shortages faced by many Europeans after World War II.
Sue Appel sent us this note and photos from her recent Mediterranean cruise on Noordam. We’ll keep going back to Santorini to take more photos like these. We especially love it because that’s our cruise ship, the Noordam, in the photo. We had the best holiday ever on Holland America. Happy cruising, Sue
Ayhan and Marieanne Karaca sent in these photos from their recent cruise on Noordam in the western Mediterranean.
We received the following note and photos from Aad Hoogesteger, a regular contributor to the blog: Last Friday Nicoline and I went to Barcelona, Spain, to “recharge our batteries” and see the cruises at port. These are a few pictures of the Oosterdam on Friday, October 16th; Saturday, October 17th; Sunday, October 18th and a… read more of “Oosterdam and…”