ms Noordam

ms Noordam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Noordam

Year built2006  /  Age : 12
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassVista
Building costUSD 400 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)285 m / 935 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage82897 gt
Passengers1972 - 2366
Crew820
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks11
Cabins986
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byMarlee Matlin

Current itinerary of ms Noordam

ms Noordam current cruise is 39 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland. The itinerary starts on 30 Sep, 2018 and ends on 08 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
30 Sep      Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada   
06 Oct 07:00 - 06 Oct     Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii   
08 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island   
15 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa   
17 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Suva, Fiji   
18 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Dravuni Island, Fiji   
19 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Lautoka, Fiji   
21 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
22 Oct 07:00 - 14:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
25 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Melbourne, Victoria Australia   
29 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
01 Nov 08:00 - 09:00     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
02 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
03 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Akaroa, New Zealand   
04 Nov 09:00 - 19:00     Picton, New Zealand   
05 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Wellington, New Zealand   
06 Nov 07:00 - 14:00     Napier, New Zealand   
07 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
08 Nov      Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand   

Review of ms Noordam

Launched in 2006, ms Noordam is the 4th and last Vista-class Holland America cruise ships, together with ms Westerdamms Oosterdam, and ms Zuiderdam.

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle-based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands. In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Noordam cruise ship

The 82,897-ton, 1,214-passenger cruise ship ms Noordam was the first vessel built to include into her layout all of the changes, according to the 2003 Holland America's "Signature of Excellence" undertaking (wherein the line would refit all of the vessels in its fleet with stylish Euro-style mattresses, upgrade the bedding, add waffle-weave bathrobes to all cabin categories, incorporate massage-type shower heads into the baths, add flat-screen LCD TVs and DVD players to the rooms, expand its children and teens' amenities and change some of the public cabins into contemporary, multi-aim meeting places). The Culinary Arts Center of Noordam (instead of the Wajang Theatre - films are still played there) and the Explorations Cafe (which replaced the Windjammer Lounge, Cafe Bar and the library) can be the greatest changes onboard Noordam but they are certainly not the only ones. Outstanding, though, to Noordam cruise ship were some additional modifications. 27 feet of aft deck space was added to the Lido Deck and thirty-five new staterooms were included into the project, cutting away much of the angled raking at the stern and providing a straighter up/down aft end. This has been deemed very successfully that each of the other Vista-class vessels in turn went into dry-dock to get the same additions.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Noordam itinerary program is based on Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages from Fort lauderdale FL, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

MS Noordam has a total of 961 cabins (of which 162 Suites, 480 Balcony, 153 Inside rooms) in 29 grades. Most ms Noordam staterooms are 210-360-sq.foot balcony rooms. Nearly 70% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 961 staterooms in 29 categories. 29 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard ms Noordam are the Pinnacle Suites (1150 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Noordam's main dining rooms are joined by a grand staircase. Breakfast consists of made-to-order waffles and eggs, plus the usual baked goods and cereals. Lunch offers starters, mains and desserts. Entrees might include salmon piccata, Swiss steak and stuffed bell pepper. A daily "express combo" caters to those who are in a hurry. One of HAL traditions is the Afternoon tea, served in the upper dining room daily. Three themed teas - Cupcake, Indonesian and Royal Dutch - are served once during a sailing. Signature dishes available nightly feature Caesar salad, French onion soup, grilled salmon, roasted chicken and broiled strip loin. There is at least one vegetarian entree plus a full vegetarian menu with vegan selections, which should be ordered the night before.

Follows the complete list of ms Noordam restaurants and food bars.

  • Pinnacle Grill (145-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Vista Restaurant (1050-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (420-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Vista Lounge showcases a resident cast with song-and-dance numbers - a staple of cruise entertainment. Guest performers include musical acts and comedians. The lounge is quite comfortable, with plush seats and excellent sightlines from the balconies and the main floor. The B.B. King Blues Club located on Deck 2 is a multi-use spot that also serves as the Culinary Arts Center and the Queen's Lounge. It gets a grove on when B.B. King All-Star Band appears on the stage 3 times nightly on most evenings to belt out high-energy rock 'n' roll, funk, soul and blues. It's the most dynamic venue onboard. The club closes around midnight. Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Holland America MS Noordam cruise ship

Follows the complete list of ms Noordam lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Vista Lounge (846-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (36-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (170-seat, with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Meeting Rooms (Hudson, Half Moon, Stuyvesant)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (38-seat indoor cinema)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 5 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; The Retreat (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco).

ms Noordam wiki

  • Being one of the HAL's "compass ships", Holland America Noordam ship is the line's 4th (last) Vista-class vessel. Her name's meaning is "North" (in Dutch). Her sisters are the Holland America ships OosterdamWesterdamZuiderdam.
  • The ship name means "North" in Dutch. MS Noordam cruise ship Maiden Voyage was on February 22, 2006, godmother - Marlee Matlin (actress).
  • ms Noordam is able to produce up to 1700 t (450,000 US gallons) of fresh water a day using the desalinization method. Fuel consumption (daily) - ~216 t (57,000 gallons) of heavy fuel oil, 90 t (23,000 gallons) of marine gas oil.

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ms Noordam Itineraries

The below listed ms Noordam cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Holland America fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Sep 30 39 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver
2018 Sep 30 25 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver
2018 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$1199
2018 Nov 08 29 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2379
2018 Nov 08 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1199
2018 Nov 22 30 days, round-trip South Australia Discovery & Melanesia Collector Sydney$2469
2018 Nov 22 15 days, round-trip South Australia Discovery Sydney$999
2018 Dec 07 28 days, round-trip Australia, Melanesia & Pacific Treasures Holiday Sydney$2339
2018 Dec 07 15 days, round-trip Australia & Melanesia Sydney$999
2018 Dec 22 23 days, round-trip Pacific Treasures & South Australia Holiday Sydney$2219
2018 Dec 22 13 days, round-trip Pacific Treasures Holiday Sydney$1299
2019 Jan 04 24 days, round-trip South Australia & Pacific Treasures Collector Sydney$2419
2019 Jan 04 10 days, round-trip South Australia Discovery Sydney$1249
2019 Jan 14 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$3219
2019 Jan 14 14 days, round-trip Pacific Treasures Sydney$1279
2019 Jan 28 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2099
2019 Feb 11 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1799
2019 Feb 24 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$1799
2019 Mar 10 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1599
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz & Friends At Sea Voyage 1 Sydney
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz & Friends At Sea Voyage 2 Sydney
2019 Apr 07 35 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney$3519
2019 Apr 07 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney$3099
2019 Apr 07 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney$1499
2019 Apr 21 21 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney$2199
2019 Apr 21 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney$1699
2019 May 05 7 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu$699
2019 May 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$799
2019 May 19 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$799
2019 May 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$949
2019 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$999
2019 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1149
2019 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1199
2019 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1249
2019 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1249
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1199
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1299
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1199
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1299
2019 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1099
2019 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1199
2019 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$999
2019 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$999
2019 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$949
2019 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$1049
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1149
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1149
2019 Oct 13 41 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver$5719
2019 Oct 13 27 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver$3599
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver$1079
2019 Oct 20 34 days, one-way from Honolulu to Auckland Honolulu$5129
2019 Oct 20 20 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu$2929
2019 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2399
2019 Nov 23 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2099
2019 Dec 07 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$1899
2019 Dec 21 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2599
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney$2399
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney$2399
2020 Feb 01 12 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2099
2020 Feb 13 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2299
2020 Feb 26 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2499
2020 Mar 12 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2349
2020 Mar 26 38 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney$5619
2020 Mar 26 29 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney$4729
2020 Mar 26 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney$2349
2020 Apr 09 24 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney$3599
2020 Apr 09 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney$2529
2020 Apr 24 9 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu$1429