ms Noordam

ms Noordam current position

ms Noordam current location is at South Pacific Ocean (coordinates -44.38787 S / 171.25740 E) cruising en route to Timaru. The AIS position was reported 19 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Noordam

ms Noordam current cruise is 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney. The itinerary starts on 22 Feb, 2024 and ends on 09 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
22 Feb 17:00    Departing from Auckland, New Zealand hotels
23 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
25 Feb 07:00 - 13:00    Napier, New Zealand
26 Feb 10:00 - 18:00    Akaroa, New Zealand
27 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Timaru, New Zealand
28 Feb 07:00 - 18:00    Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
03 Mar 12:00 - 20:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
04 Mar 11:00 - 18:00    Burnie, Tasmania Australia
06 Mar 08:00 - 07 Mar 06:00    Hobart, Tasmania Australia
07 Mar 10:00 - 17:00    Port Arthur, Tasmania Australia
09 Mar 07:00    Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia hotels

Specifications of ms Noordam

Year of build2006  /  Age: 18
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassHAL VISTA
Building costUSD 400 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (75.14 MW / 100764 hp)
Propulsion power35.24 MW / 47258 hp
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 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 Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsMS Oosterdam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam
Christened byMarlee Beth Matlin
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line

ms Noordam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 27 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland
2024 Feb 10 12 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney
2024 Feb 22 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland
2024 Mar 09 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney
2024 Mar 23 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1199
2024 Mar 23 38 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver Auckland $3229
2024 Apr 06 24 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $1899
2024 Apr 30 5 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Cruise Vancouver $599
2024 May 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $419
2024 May 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $379
2024 May 12 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 May 19 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $379
2024 May 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $379
2024 May 26 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $394
2024 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $439
2024 Jun 09 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $439
2024 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $439
2024 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $809
2024 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $519
2024 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $519
2024 Jul 07 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $899
2024 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $519
2024 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $409
2024 Jul 21 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $739
2024 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $469
2024 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $469
2024 Aug 04 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $799
2024 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $469
2024 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $439
2024 Aug 18 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $749
2024 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $439
2024 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $439
2024 Sep 01 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $709
2024 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $399
2024 Sep 15 14 days, round-trip Great Alaska Explorer Vancouver $1244
2024 Sep 29 14 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $969
2024 Sep 29 28 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver $3259
2024 Oct 13 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Tokyo Yokohama $2459
2024 Oct 13 28 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama $4639
2024 Oct 27 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo $2359
2024 Oct 27 28 days, one-way from Tokyo to Singapore Tokyo $3869
2024 Nov 10 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $1709
2024 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Indonesia Discovery Singapore $1309
2024 Dec 08 27 days, round-trip Indonesia Far East Holiday Collector Singapore $2499
2024 Dec 22 13 days, round-trip Far East Discovery Holiday Singapore $1319
2024 Dec 22 41 days, round-trip Far East Holiday Coral Triangle Collector Singapore $4599
2025 Jan 04 28 days, round-trip Coral Triangle, Volcanos Great Barrier Reef Singapore $3519
2025 Jan 04 43 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $5249
2025 Feb 01 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $1999
2025 Feb 01 29 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore $3669
2025 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $1859
2025 Feb 16 28 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $2899
2025 Mar 02 14 days, round-trip Japan Taiwan Yokohama $1359
2025 Mar 02 28 days, round-trip Japan, Taiwan South Korea Collector Yokohama $3079
2025 Mar 16 14 days, round-trip Japan South Korea Discovery Yokohama $2059
2025 Mar 16 28 days, round-trip South Korea Circle Japan Collector Yokohama $3619
2025 Mar 30 28 days, round-trip Circle Japan Collector Yokohama $4199
2025 Mar 30 14 days, round-trip Circle Japan Yokohama $1959
2025 Apr 13 28 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $3719
2025 Apr 13 14 days, round-trip Circle Japan Yokohama $2459
2025 Apr 27 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $1449
2025 May 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $629
2025 May 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $629
2025 May 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $679
2025 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $829
2025 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $929
2025 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $929
2025 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $929
2025 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1029
2025 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1029
2025 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1029
2025 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1029
2025 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1029
2025 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1029
2025 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1029
2025 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $929
2025 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $829
2025 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $729
2025 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $679
2025 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip Great Alaska Explorer Vancouver $1759
2025 Oct 12 42 days, one-way from Seattle to Auckland Seattle $4684
2025 Oct 12 28 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney Seattle $2879
2025 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $2059
2025 Nov 23 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1859
2025 Dec 07 28 days, round-trip New Zealand South Australia Discovery Collector Sydney $3719
2025 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney $1759
2025 Dec 21 42 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $5529
2025 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip South Australia Discovery Holiday Sydney $2159
2026 Jan 04 42 days, round-trip South Pacific Islands New Zealand Collector Sydney $5289
2026 Jan 04 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $3669
2026 Feb 01 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1909
2026 Feb 15 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1909
2026 Mar 01 49 days, one-way from Auckland to Seattle Auckland $5739
2026 Mar 01 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $2059
2026 Mar 15 35 days, one-way from Sydney to Seattle Sydney $3989

ms Noordam Review

Review of ms Noordam

The 2006-built MS Noordam cruise ship is the 4th/last Vista-class Holland America liner, with sisterships ms Westerdam, ms Oosterdam, ms Zuiderdam.

The vessel (IMO number 9230115) is currently Netherlands-flagged (MMSI 246028000) and registered in Rotterdam.

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 the 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 1214-passenger ship 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 successful so each other Vista-class ship in turn, went into drydock to get the same additions.

Decks and Cabins

MS Noordam staterooms (986 total, in 30 grades) include 162 Suites, 499 Balconies, 163 Oceanviews, 162 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 170-205 ft2 (16-19 m2). Nearly 70% of all passenger cabins have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 28. The largest accommodations are the Pinnacle Suites (1000 ft2 / 93 m2, with terrace sized 320 ft2 / 30 m2).

The boat has 11 passenger decks, of which 7 are with cabins.

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as a separate VIP dining section).

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 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 a 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 5:15-9 pm)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (420-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6-11 am, Lunch 11:30-2 pm, Afternoon Tea, Dinner 5:30-8 pm)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as an 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 theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a 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 a 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).

Since 2023, all HAL ships have pickleball courts (installed on the top deck) operated via an exclusive partnership with PPA-Professional Pickleball Association. HAL also offers complimentary beginner lessons (led by onboard instructors), sells branded pickleball starter kits (at the ship's retail shops) and Play Pickleball tutorial videos are included in the cabin TV programming.

Itineraries

MS Noordam itinerary program was previously based on Mediterranean and Caribbean (from Fort Lauderdale Florida) voyages, with seasonal Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, HAL's Noordam ship was paused for 2 years (March 2020-2022). "Grand World Voyage 2022" (129-day roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale/Jan 3-May 12) was canceled. Operations restarted on May 8, 2022, with 7-day Alaskan itineraries (between homeports Vancouver BC Canada to Whittier AK) followed by Australia-New Zealand deployment (between Auckland NZ and Sydney NSW).

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Being one of the HAL's "compass ships", Noordam is Holland America's 4th (last) Vista-class liner, with sisterships Oosterdam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam.

Noor means "North" (in Dutch).

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera yard/hull number 6079) has volume 82897 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 10939 tons, max draught 8 m. The powerplant is based on 5x Wartisla-Sulzer marine diesel engines (models 3x 16ZAV40S plus 2x 12ZAV40S) with combined output 75,14 MW (100764 hp). The propulsion is diesel-electric and based on 2x ABB Azipod thrusters with combined output 35,24 MW (47260 hp). The registered shipowner is HAL ANTILLEN NV, while the registered manager is HOLLAND AMERICA LINE NV.

Noordam's Inaugural Cruise/ Maiden Voyage was on February 22, 2006.

The ship's Godmother was Marlee Beth Matlin (1965-born American actress, author, activist). She is currently the world's only deaf performer to have won the "Academy Award for Best Actress" (for the 1986-released movie "Children of a Lesser God").

The Noordam liner can produce up to 1700 tons (450,000 US gallons) of freshwater daily by using the desalinization technology. Vessel's fuel consumption (daily) is approx 216 tons (57,000 US gallons) of HFO (heavy fuel oil) and 90 tons (23,000 US gallons) of MGO (marine gas oil).

MS Noordam refurbishments review

The ship's last refurbishment was in 2019 (November). The 14-day drydocking project was done at Victoria Shipyards (in Victoria BC Canada). The conducted works included Billboard Onboard (added to the Music Walk area), Microsoft Studio (added in Explorations Cafe), Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop (new photo studio). On Sports Deck was added pickleball court (doubles badminton court, sized 20×44 ft / 6,3x13,4 m).

All suites (cabins and bathrooms) were renovated and updated with new furniture. Also renovated (as furniture and carpeting) were Pinnacle Bar, Pinnacle Grill, Dining Room Restaurant, Lido Market (buffet restaurant), the wellness complex (Greenhouse Spa and Salon).

During drydock 2015 (May) all passenger cabins (including the bathrooms) were updated with new furnishings (sofas, chairs, headboards, carpets, wall coverings, privacy curtains, draperies, bed runners, bed skirts, quartz stone tops (bath vanities), vanity lighting, dressers, dressing tables, nightstands, smart HDTVs, BOSE SoundDock (iPod stations). New USB charging ports, power outlets and LED lights were installed.

MS Noordam drydock 2015 was part of Holland America Line's USD 300 million fleet renovation program (2016-2018).