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…”
[Noordam is in Monte Carlo today, not more than 15 minutes by train from Villefranche.] Villefranche is a simply stunning small harbor town between Monte Carlo and Nice, easy to reach by train. It’s a pleasant destination for a vigorous walk among the homes of the rich and famous who have chosen to settle here…. read more of “Visiting…”
[Noordam is in Monte Carlo today, not more than 20 minutes by train from Nice.] Nice was part of the kingdom of Savoy until 1860, when it joined France. Still, the city retains its own Nicoise dialect as well as cuisine (think Nicoise salad) and traditions. The old town (Vieux Nice) is worthy of full… read more of “It’s Nice To…”
Steve Garrod sent us some more photos from his recent Noordam cruise. These are all from beautiful Santorini, Greece.
J.M. van Dijk sent us this photo of Noordam moored in Kusadasi along with two other ships.