The mid-sized Noordam is everything you would want from a luxury cruise ship and a premium cruise line. True to Holland America Line’s reputation for an exceptional cruise experience, Noordam presents you with elegant staterooms, world-class cuisine, enriching itineraries, and a whole lot of engaging things to do on board, from cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, to the chance to explore the wonders of the world through BBC Earth Experiences. You can be as active or as low-key as you like, with the Greenhouse Spa & Salon a great way to spoil yourself on days at sea. Read on to find out more, with our guide to Noordam cruises.
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Noordam Onboard Experiences
Dining and bars
Aboard Noordam you have a number of delicious dining options, from gourmet burgers and fries by the pool to the inspired dishes of Pinnacle Grill. Complimentary dining is offered in The Dining Room, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers exceptional cuisine designed by an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs. You will also have the choice of dining at Italian specialty restaurant Canaletto, or choosing from a range of casual dining restaurants such as New York Pizza and Grand Dutch Cafe.
For guests aboard Noordam, it’s all about cruising in the classic style and enjoying a variety of activities for exploration, entertainment and relaxation. One of the most popular activities is the result of the unique partnership between Holland America Line and BBC Earth Experiences. Through the groundbreaking concerts and films shown onboard, you can discover the natural world like you’ve never seen it before. America’s Test Kitchen is another big favourite, where you can watch live cooking shows and take part in hands-on cooking workshops. Specific activities will vary by ship, so talk to your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information about things to do aboard Noordam cruises.
Kids and families
Children and families are very welcome aboard all Holland America Line cruises and Noordam is no exception. Club HAL is the youth activities program, which has a good variety of entertaining things to do for guests aged between 3 and 17. Highlights for kids aged 3 to 6 include theme parties and ‘Ships Ahoy Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventure’. For tweens aged 7 to 12, there are more theme parties, gaming tournaments – even ice-cream eating competitions. Teen cruisers can enjoy programs tailored to their age group such as video games, jewellery making, volleyball tournaments, and more, and all activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff.
Fitness and wellbeing
Noordam cruises have everything you need to maintain your fitness and wellbeing while at sea. The Fitness Centre is equipped with the latest cardio and gym equipment, is staffed by fitness professionals, and also provides a variety of classes such as Pilates, yoga and indoor cycling. The Fitness Centre is included but some classes may have a nominal fee. What’s also on offer is the range of wonderful treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This nurturing retreat will help you replenish every aspect of your wellbeing with its renowned spa rituals and healing touches.
Shows and nightlife
Nightly entertainment aboard Noordam cruises is all about music. From the sounds of Memphis with B.B.King’s Blues Club, to Lincoln Centre Stage with its live chamber music performances or exclusive Holland America Line shows on The Mainstage, you’ll have no shortage of fabulous ways to fill your evenings. Coming soon to Noordam: Billboard Onboard live music show, in which musicians entertain the crowd with 50 years of chart-topping hits.
Services and accessibility
Holland America Line makes every effort to provide the finest cruising experience for all guests. This includes providing safe, easy and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible. To achieve this, they require adequate time to prepare and, for guests, planning ahead is of the utmost importance. Staterooms are available within the categories of fully accessible and ambulatory accessible rooms, with the latter designed for guests who have mobility disabilities but do not require the regular use of a wheelchair or scooter. Talk to your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information about accessibility aboard Noordam.
True to its reputation for luxury cruising, Holland America Line delivers staterooms that are made to impress: most of the rooms are ocean-facing and many have teak-lined verandahs for dining al fresco or sunbathing in private. At the top of the decadence scale is the Pinnacle Suite, coming in at a generous 119 square metres. These suites include a living room, dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with spa bath… in a word, deluxe. From the Pinnacle Suites through the Neptune Suites, Signature Suites and all other suites right down to the most economical Inside Staterooms, you can be sure of a deeply comfortable sleep on a signature Mariner’s Dream bed with its plush Euro-top mattress.