Holland America Noordam
The MS Noordam, Holland America’s latest Vista class ship, set sail in 2006. Named for the Northern compass point, this vessel holding 1,924 people presently makes trips around Europe and across the Caribbean. When having this ship designed, Holland America strived for advanced, environmentally-friendly technologies, including diesel power and Azipod® propulsion. As well, museum-quality artwork is spread throughout the interior. 19th century paintings join photographs of 20th century pop culture and beautiful antique furniture. If you want to see it all, just request a self-guided iPod tour.
Living Accommodations & Dining
Top-tier living arrangements characterize the MS Noordam, with staterooms falling into the following types: Internal, Ocean-View, Verandah, Signature Suites, and Neptune Suites. The standard-level rooms let you get a comfortable sleep, with a quality mattress and fine linens, as you’re sailing from one port to another. The rest of the room is outfitted with a TV and DVDs, salon-quality hairdryers, toiletries, and fresh fruit. Upgraded rooms give entrance to the Neptune Lounge, an exclusive spot for relaxing. The rest of the space is equipped with a mini-bar, a one-touch phone, and fresh flowers, along with all standard features. High tea is available upon request. When it comes to dining, the MS Noordam features a range of settings and meals: Vista Dining Room: Savor a five-course continental meal, all while finding the right pairing from the wine list. Vegetarian and low-carb meals are available. Pinnacle Grill: This elegant, intimate restaurant creates a setting for sumptuous fish and beef and delicious wines. All meals are served on fine china. Canaletto: When you want an Italian meal, no matter where in the world you are, this restaurant serves such fresh, delicious dishes. Lido Restaurant: Holland America’s relaxed dining option offers many cooked-to-order meals. Explorations Café: Get a hot cup of coffee to start your day in this coffeehouse atmosphere perfect for reading the paper or enjoying a book.
As you travel onboard the MS Noordam, you’ll have many opportunities to take pictures – both on the boat and in port. Sign up for the Digital Workshop to capture quality images and video and then later edit them, turn them into a scrapbook, or share through social media. This isn’t the only educational opportunity onboard. If you’re looking for a dazzling display of cooking skills, view one of the Culinary Arts demonstrations. During your stay, there’s likely time you’ll want to refresh, and the Greenhouse Spa & Salon is the perfect setting for doing that. Stop by for a massage, or to try out a new hairstyle. For children, the MS Noordam features several age-appropriate activities in Club HAL, for those 3 to 12 years of age, and The Loft, for those 13 to 17. In the evening, head off to a grand show at the Vista Show Lounge. This venue’s the perfect location for watching vocalists, comedians, and variety acts put on a fun presentation. Or if you’d rather dance the night away, go up to the Crow’s Nest. It’s a stunning lookout point with a 270° view during the day, and at night, it turns into a club and lounge. For something more relaxed, consider BB King’s Blues Club to watch live musicians. As you seek to explore the world, do so with the comforts of the MS Noordam. Find an itinerary and then book a trip today through Direct Line Cruises.