Annemarie, crew purser aboard Noordam, sent us this amazing story about a life-saving event that took place on board. Muhammad Wardi, dining room steward, learned the life-saving Heimlich maneuver nine years ago during his first contract on the Statendam. He never had to use it until now. As he was working in the dining room,… read more of “A Waiter Becomes A…”
In a rare sighting, three of Holland America Line’s ships were alongside together at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 2, 2008, making for a wonderful photo opportunity. From left: Zuiderdam, Noordam and Westerdam.
Cellar master Jay Lico and his wine attendants held a wine tasting for the crew of the Noordam. The crew enjoyed a real treat while the attendants were able to practice their training. Holland America Line offers a variety of wine tastings for guests on each cruise. In this case, the attendants presented two white… read more of “Noordam Crew Enjoy…”
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Last week at a press conference at Fort Lauderdale, Holland America Line and Port Everglades debuted Ship to Shelter, an innovative community charitable program designed to donate valuable and reusable goods from the line’s cruise ships to local people in need. Holland America first launched Ship to Shelter in April 2008 in partnership with the… read more of “Ship to Shelter…”
This photo was taken when Zuiderdam and Noordam were in Tortola, after a crew party for the two ships. The two girls are Shirley (right) and Andrea Korff, who was a future cruise consultant and then left the program to become a cruise director.
On Nov. 11th while in St. Lucia, Noordam donated 15 large metal garbage bins and six large boxes of used clothing and two boxes of food containers to the Holy Family Children’s Home. The facility, opened in 1997, provides a secure and loving home for 24 children under the age of ten and is run… read more of “Noordam Makes…”
Dining Room Steward Agung Joko Waskito, and Muslim Secretary for Noordam reported on a recent celebration by the Muslim community on board. To mark the end of Ramadan, a three-day celebration called Idul Fitri (Festival of Fast Breaking) is held. The three-day celebration began on the day of Eid, when Muslims in the crew gathered… read more of “Idul Fitri Dinner…”