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ms Noordam

ms Noordam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Noordam

Year built2006  /  Age : 13
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
Sister-shipsMS Oosterdam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam
Christened byMarlee Beth Matlin

Current itinerary / position of ms Noordam

ms Noordam current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage. Prices start from USD 649 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Sep, 2019 and ends on 22 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
15 Sep 16:30    Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada hotels
17 Sep 13:00 - 22:00    Juneau, Alaska
18 Sep 07:00 - 21:00    Skagway, Alaska
19 Sep 07:00 - 16:00    Glacier Bay, Alaska
20 Sep 10:00 - 18:00    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska
22 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada hotels

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 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 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 is the Pinnacle Suite (1150 ft2).

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 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 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 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 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 annexe; 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 (speciality 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", Noordam is Holland America's 4th (last) Vista-class liner, with sisterships OosterdamWesterdamZuiderdam. Noor means "North" (in Dutch). Ship's Inaugural Cruise/ Maiden Voyage was on February 22, 2006. Ship's Godmother was Marlee Beth Matlin - 1965-born US actress, author and activist. She is currently 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 fresh water daily by using the desalinization method. 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.

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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
2019 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $399
2019 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $560
2019 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $399
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $649
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $599
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $395
2019 Oct 13 27 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver $2969
2019 Oct 13 41 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver $4315
2019 Oct 20 20 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu $2969
2019 Oct 20 34 days, one-way from Honolulu to Auckland Honolulu $3840
2019 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1553
2019 Nov 23 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1187
2019 Dec 07 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1236
2019 Dec 21 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1286
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney $1286
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney $1286
2020 Feb 01 13 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1286
2020 Feb 13 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland
2020 Feb 26 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1583
2020 Mar 19 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $1385
2020 Apr 02 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Discovery Sydney $1385
2020 Apr 02 29 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $2949
2020 Apr 02 38 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $3483
2020 Apr 16 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1662
2020 Apr 16 24 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $2276
2020 May 01 9 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $969
2020 May 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $699
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $699
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $749
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $899
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $949
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $999
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $999
2020 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1049
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1049
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1099
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1099
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1099
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1049
2020 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $999
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $949
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $949
2020 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $799
2020 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $799
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $799
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $799
2020 Sep 27 15 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $1199
2020 Sep 27 29 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $2699
2020 Oct 12 14 days, round-trip Japan Explorer Yokohama $1799
2020 Oct 12 28 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama $3199
2020 Oct 26 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama $1599
2020 Oct 26 28 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama $2999
2020 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $1599
2020 Dec 07 13 days, round-trip Far East Discovery Singapore $1099
2020 Dec 20 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $1899
2020 Dec 20 28 days, round-trip The Philippines, Malaysia & Far East Holiday Singapore $2999
2021 Jan 04 13 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $1299
2021 Jan 04 26 days, round-trip The Philippines, Malaysia & Far East Collector Hong Kong $2499
2021 Jan 17 13 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $1299
2021 Jan 17 27 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore $2699
2021 Jan 30 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $1499
2021 Jan 30 28 days, round-trip China, Japan, Taiwan & The Philippines Collector Hong Kong $2899
2021 Feb 13 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama $1599
2021 Feb 13 28 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama $2999
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Far East Discovery Hong Kong $1599
2021 Feb 27 28 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $3399
2021 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $1599
2021 Mar 13 28 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $3299
2021 Mar 27 14 days, round-trip Japan Explorer Yokohama $1899
2021 Mar 27 28 days, round-trip Japan Explorer & Russia Collector Yokohama $3699
2021 Apr 10 14 days, round-trip Japan & Russia Yokohama $1999
2021 Apr 10 29 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $3239
2021 Apr 24 15 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $1599

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