MS Noordam

{oziogallery 326} MS Noordam came into service in 2006 for Holland America lines and was built at the Italian fincantieri shipyard, Noordam is sister to a total of four other ships three in the Holland America fleet MS Oosterdam, MS Westerdam, MS Zuiderdam and MS Arcadia operated by P&O cruises the latter ship was originally ordered by Holland America but did not make into service and was sold to P&O.

On board the ship you will discover quality oil paintings as well as contemporary art and valuable pieces of furniture, these can be Enjoyed using an onboard IPod® self-guided tour.


There are 5 types of cabins available Interior, Ocean-view, Verandah Staterooms, Signature Suites and Neptune Suites with addition options within each type, cabins range from approximately 140 sq feet for a basic cabin up to 1,150 sq feet for a penthouse suite which includes 24-hour Concierge Service, king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Five-course meals are served in the Vista Dining Room including continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options, alternatively there’s the Pinnacle Grill which is a more sophisticated dining experience with its inspired seafood dishes, premium Sterling Silver Beef® and select wines, other dining options include the Italian Canaletto Restaurant, or the Lido Restaurant, the ship also has a Culinary Arts Centre with gourmet presentations, tasting events and intimate cooking classes.

On board entertainment includes the Vista Show Lounge featuring talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians etc, state of the art fitness centre and gym, sea view pool, hydro pool, casino, explorations cafe, night club, piano bar, thermal suite, and for younger passengers there’s exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17 including Club HAL® where Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling etc, for older children there are suitable activities such as xbox and wii tournaments in the games room.



Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


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Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 936 feet
  • Beam: 105 feet
  • Speed:  22 Knots
  • Tonnage: 85,500
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 800
  • Passengers: 1,918
  • Maiden Voyage: 2006 
  • Christened: 22 February 2006
  • Godmother: Marlee Matlin


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Nautical Phrase's

Cut and Run: If a captain of a small ship encountered a large enemy vessel he would order the crew to cut the lashings on all the sails and run away.

Freeze the balls of off a brass monkey: On ships, cannon balls were sometimes stacked on a flat plate what was called a monkey, usually made from brass. When it got really cold the monkey would contract making some of the cannon balls fall off.

Over a barrel: the main method of punishment aboard ship was flogging which usually involved the sailor being tied over the barrel of a deck cannon whilst the punishment was administered.

Pipe down: was the last signal from the Bosun's pipe each day which meant "lights out" and "silence".

Rummage Sale: comes from the french word "arrimage" meaning ship's cargo any damaged cargo would be sold at a rummage sale.

Bamboozle: from the Spanish custom of hoisting false flags to deceive confuse or bamboozle the enemy

Fealing Groggy: sailors received a daily ration of rum which was diluted with water this mixture was known as Grog,A sailor who drank too much grog was “groggy”.

No room to swing a cat: if a sailor was to receve punishment The entire ship’s company was required to witness the flogging, members of The crew might crowd around so that the Bosun’s Mate might not have enough room to swing his cat o’ nine tails.

Footloose: The bottom portion of a sail is called the foot. If it is not secured properly, it is footloose and it flaps about randomly in the wind.