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  • Holland-America-Pinnacle-Grill - In the mood for refined, romantic and intimate dining? Head to the Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America sailing.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Pinnacle-Grill - Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bulgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens at Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Family-Style.jpg - Head to Canaletto for authentic Italian fare that celebrates "spartire" (Italian for "sharing").
  • HAL-Canaletto-Grilled-Lemon-Thyme-Seabass.jpg - A grilled lemon thyme sea bass served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Paparadelle-with-Shrimp.jpg - Paparadelle with shrimp served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Poached-Pear.jpg - A poached pear dish served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Veal-&-Sage-Polpettini.jpg - Veal and sage polpettini, a Pugliese specialty, available at Canaletto on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Cannonball-burger-fries.jpg - Try a Cannonball burger with fries at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool on your Holland America ship.
  • HAL-Land-&-Sea.jpg - Pair a surf-and-turf dish with a glass of wine on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Main-Dining-Room-Veg-Spaghetti.jpg - A vegetarian spaghetti entrée served in the main dining room of your Holland America ship.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Pinnacle-Suite-CatPS - The Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse Veranda Suite) aboard Holland America Line rewards you with about 1,296 square feet, including aprivate  veranda, kind bed, oversize whirlpool bath, living room, mini-bar, floor-to-celing windows, large-screen TV and concierge service.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Signature-Suite - A Signature Suite aboard your Holland America Line ship runs 273 to 456 square feet, which includes a private verdanda, one queen or two lower beds, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, sitting area and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Holland-America-Noordam-Signature-Suite - At 372–384 square feet, Signature Suites on Noordam come with two twin beds convertible to a queen bed, bathroom with dual vanity sinks, whirlpool bath, shower, sitting area, private balcony, sofa bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, TV and mini-bar.
  • Holland-America-Noordam-Atrium - Holland America Line's Noordam displays a sophisticated chandelier in its Atrium hall.
  • Holland-America-Crows-Nest - The Crow's Nest Lounge aboard Holland America ships offers sweeping views of the ocean and passing landscapes. Head there to watch the sunset and then see it transform into a dance club after dark.
  • Holland-America-Northern-Lights - Head to the Northern Lights disco/dance club aboard your Holland America Line cruise to dance and party into the late night hours.
  • Holland-America-Ocean-Bar - Enjoy cocktails and good conversation at the Ocean Bar on your Holland America sailing. This is a shot of the bar aboard ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Aft-Pool-1 - Have fun in the sun and take a dip in the Aft Pool aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Lido-Pool-Midship - The sculptural figure of dolphins at the Lido Pool aboard Holland America's Westerdam, Noordam, Oosterdam and Zuiderdam.
  • Holland-America-Culinary-Arts-Center -  Improve your cooking skills from a roster of celebrated chefs as part of Holland America's Culinary Arts Center Program, presented by Food & Wine Magazine.
  • Holland-America-Casino-2 - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Casino - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Club-HAL - Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-teak-deck-chairs - Pull up a teak lounge chair, relax and take in the view from the deck of your Holland America ship.
  • Holland-America-Noordam - The Noordam passes the Rock of Gibraltar, the British overseas territory near the southern tip of Portugal.
  • Holland-America-Noordam-Atrium - Holland America Line's Noordam displays a sophisticated chandelier in its Atrium hall.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Aft-Pool-1 - Have fun in the sun and take a dip in the Aft Pool aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Noordam-at-sea - Aerial shot of the Noordam. The Holland America ship cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Alaska, the South Pacific, the Panama Canal and Vancouver.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Pinnacle-Grill - Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bulgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens at Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Vista-Class-Pinnacle-Suite-CatPS - The Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse Veranda Suite) aboard Holland America Line rewards you with about 1,296 square feet, including aprivate  veranda, kind bed, oversize whirlpool bath, living room, mini-bar, floor-to-celing windows, large-screen TV and concierge service.
  • Holland-America-Noordam - The Noordam passes the Rock of Gibraltar, the British overseas territory near the southern tip of Portugal.
  • Holland-America-Noordam-at-sea - Aerial shot of the Noordam. The Holland America ship cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Alaska, the South Pacific, the Panama Canal and Vancouver.

Noordam: Art, exotic itineraries & posh amenities on Holland America ship

Have you sailed on Holland America's Noordam? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Launched in 2006, ms Noordam is the newest member of Holland America's renowned Vista-class ships. Named for the Northern compass point, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

Onboard Noordam you'll discover museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and BB King. One of the most valuable pieces of furniture onboard the ship is a remarkable inlaid chest flanked by carved wooden 17th-century Baroque columns. Made in Germany in 1885, the chest is inlaid with ebony and precious stones. Enjoy an onboard IPod self-guided tour of the complete Noordam art collection. Noordam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements.

Who will like sailing on Noordam?

The Vista Class ships, cater to multi-generational travelers, but appeal mostly to Holland America's core demographic of mature, sophisticated, well-traveled couples, the majority of whom have sailed with Holland America before.

Where Holland America's Noordam sails

The Noordam sails in the Caribbean, South & Central America , including the Panama Canal, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and the US West Coast, as well as Oceania, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Choose from many types of destinations including the Panama Canal cruise ports of Santa Cruz Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Chiapas and Puerto Caldero in Mexico. Or try a longer cruise in the south seas with destinations of Lautoka, Fiji; Waitangi (Bay of Islands), New Zealand; Milford Sound, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia.

Ratings & awards

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Conde Nast           
Berlitz           
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  • Top 20 Medium-Sized Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)

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Dining

What better way to enhance your onboard experience than to provide incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways? Bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners, hors d'oeuvres on your veranda or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting on your vacation aboard Holland America Line.

  • Vista Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
  • Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens
  • Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
  • Canaletto Restaurant:  features Italian fare in an intimate dinner setting. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti, followed by classic Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and chicken marsala.
You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL'S own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
Courtesy of Holland America LineYou can try a variety of different wines, including HAL'S own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.

Entertainment & activities

  • The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests
  • Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening
  • Vista Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
  • Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Family-friendly

  • Club HAL: the dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages three to 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate
  • The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Noordam
  • Where: Southern tip of Portugal

  • What: Great view from the pool
  • Where: Aft pool

  • What: Nice digs
  • Where: Penthouse Veranda Suite
  • Varied itineraries including Oceania and the South Pacific as well as the Panama Canal.
  • Fine, curated classic and modern art; don't miss the great photography collection.
  • Dining options are plentiful and you can even learn to cook or experience state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests

Top dining options on board

Pinnacle Gril

  • Style: Pacific Northwest
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Lunch and dinner

Canaletto Restaurant

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

1,924 Passengers [?]
800 Crew
11 Decks
2005 Maiden voyage
82,318 Tonnage [?]
936 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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