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Holland America Line

Built in 1984 -- 33,930 tons -- 1214 passengers (double capacity)


On Noordam’s wrap-around promenade deck passengers can walk, jog, or stretch out in the shade on a lounge chair.

Holland America Line’s “No Tipping Required” policy means that, while gratuities are appreciated by crewmembers, they are not solicited aboard Noordam. 

Trays of mints, dried fruits, and candied ginger can be found outside the dining room on Noordam. 

Passengers on Noordam are presented with a complimentary cotton canvas carryall bag imprinted with the Holland America Line logo. 

A favorite dessert on Noordam is the famous Holland America Line Bread and Butter Pudding. 

Shoeshine bags are provided in every Noordam stateroom for complimentary shoeshine service. 

The all-natural products in every Noordam bathroom have been carefully evaluated and found to be healthy as well as good for the environment. The organic/vegetable-based bath products use no animal testing. 

If requested in advance, Noordam guests with babies may obtain a complimentary supply of baby food, diapers, and an in-stateroom refrigerator. 

Earn stamps by participating in the Noordam Passport to Fitness program and receive special Holland America Line logo gifts. 

An art and history tour is scheduled on every Noordam cruise to offer information about the vessel’s art and antiques, which are worth approximately two million dollars. 

A highlight of a Holland America Cruise on the Noordam is the crew show, produced by either the Indonesian or Filipino crewmembers and spotlighting songs and dances from their homelands. 

The Noordam has an on board infirmary staffed by a licensed physician and three registered nurses. 

The Noordam infirmary is equipped with emergency medical facilities and a well-stocked pharmacy. 

No youth activities are scheduled when Noordam is in port. While sailing there is at least one morning activity, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. 

Youngsters participating in Noordam’s Club HAL program receive a daily list of scheduled youth activities and a Club HAL t-shirt.

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