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Special Cruise Memories with HAL

Special Cruise Memories with HAL

Guest Marijane Carlos has sailed with us many times, and she shared some of her special memories. Passing Great Piton Mountain as we sail away from St. Lucia on the Noordam.

A Champagne Moment

A Champagne Moment

Let’s toast to beautiful creations and scenery! Thanks to Paul and Joan Mentz for sending in this captivating photo and post. This picture was taken from our balcony during our January 2013 cruise on ms Noordam off the coast of St. Lucia (the Pitons).  It captures what my husband and I call a “champagne moment.”  It’s…   read more of “A Champagne…”

140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

140 Years Young: Noordam Enters Service

February 22, 2006: Noordam enters service and sets sail on its maiden voyage round-trip from New York City to the Caribbean. The ship was christened by actress Marlee Matlin and features museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Noordam Lovebirds Tie the Knot in St. Thomas

Noordam Lovebirds Tie the Knot in St. Thomas

Congrats to Marcelino Machado Oliveira and Paola Claudia Crespo, junior housekeepers on Noordam, for their recent exchange of vows. They were married on Jan. 4, 2013, on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. We wish them all the best! P. L. Kaham is Noordam’s human resources manager.

140 Years Young: Fincantieri Hands Over Noordam

140 Years Young: Fincantieri Hands Over Noordam

January 31, 2006: The 81,769-ton, 1,918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line’s history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line. The ship was christened Feb. 22, 2006, in New York City, by actress Marlee Matlin. Photo by blog fan Bert Lamers.