The ms Noordam, scheduled to launch in February 2006, will be the newest addition to Holland America Line's world renowned fleet of premium cruise ships. As the line's fourth Vista-class ship, and joining her sister ships ms Westerdam, ms Oosterdam, and ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam will continue our proud tradition of delivering the ultimate onboard experience for your cruise vacation. Combining all the new advances of today's shipbuilding industry with the Tradition of Excellence for which Holland America Line is known, ms Noordam will launch with the complete complement of Holland America Line Signature of Excellence enhancements to provide state-of-the-art facilities and public areas, and unparalleled services and amenities.
  • Guest Capacity: 1,918
  • Crew: 800
  • Gross registered tons: 82,500
  • Length: 950 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots
Cabin Comfort
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms
Categories NN, N, MM, M, L, K, J I
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Large Oceanview Staterooms
Categories HH*, H*, GG*, G*, F, E, DD, D C
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub shower.
* Category G has a partially obstructed view, Categories H, HH GG have fully obstructed view.
Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
Categories VH, VF, VC, VE, VD, VB VA
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Superior Verandah Suites
Categories SZ, SY SS
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath shower additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Deluxe Verandah Suites
Categories SC, SB SA
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath shower additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Penthouse Verandah Suites
Category PS
Bedroom with 1 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.
Onboard Facilities
Internet Centre
We understand that even though you are with us for a cruise vacation, your onboard experience will be enhanced if you can connect with people back home. On Holland America Line, you can cruise anywhere in the world while accessing the rest of the world through only a few mouse clicks. Via the Internet you can stay in touch with loved ones, do business, access stock quotes or share vacation experiences in real time.
Each cruise ship in the Holland America fleet provides an Internet Center offering 24-hour email and Internet access. Printers are also available. Wireless "hot spots" (802.11b) are available on all ships for guests traveling with personal laptop computers with wireless capability. Guests may also rent wireless-equipped laptops onboard.
Spa Salon
Choose the blissful pampering of a facial. Let the trained fingers of a massage therapist sooth your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in exotic herbs. All this while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying other Holland America Line onboard experience indulgences.
Spas onboard Holland America Line premium cruise ships feature the beauty and wellness rituals of renowned Steiner Leisure, the global spa leader. With everything from the hydro-therapy pools to hair and nail care, our spas and salons leave you feeling pampered and refreshed.
Aboard each premium cruise ship in the Holland America Line fleet, you can enjoy the latest in Las Vegas style gaming in our friendly casinos. The casino offers a wide range of slots, from nickels to five-dollar machines, including video poker and the Megacash jackpot, the biggest progressive jackpot on the seven seas linked to over 50 cruise ships worldwide. Table games include favorites such as Blackjack and Craps as well as the latest games of Fun 21 and Three Card Poker.
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. With so many choices, there's a perfect onboard cruise activity experience for everyone.
Choose to relax in one of the many sophisticated bars or lounges available on each cruise ship. We offer everything from wine and cocktails to espresso and hand-dipped chocolates. Whether you enjoy a quiet candle-lit corner or a rollicking good time, you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
On Stage
In our dramatic, multi-tiered show lounges you'll enjoy dazzling Las Vegas- and Broadway-style entertainment created by more Emmy®, Grammy®, Tony® and Oscar® nominees than any other cruise line. These spectacular shows feature vocalists, comedians, illusionists and variety performers. Colorful costumes, extraordinary music and talented performers all combine to create memorable evenings of dazzling entertainment.
For film buffs our theaters serve up recently released comedies, dramas, thrillers and hot buttered popcorn. For our suite guests, choose from our vast movie library and enjoy a private showing on your in-suite DVD or VCR player. Don't forget 24-hour complimentary room-service.
Join in the fun with swing, disco, fox trot, waltz and calypso music playing in our several lounges. Be sure to take to the dance floor in our signature Crow's Nest nightclub and observation lounge. Social Hosts are onboard most 14-day and longer cruise itineraries to share in memorable evenings of dancing entertainment.
When you're feeling athletic, there are pools for swimming and teak decks for strolling, a fully equipped Fitness Center and a wide variety of exercise classes. Deck games and dual-purpose tennis/volleyball courts offer more fun and fitness.
Art Tours and Auction
Art lovers will enjoy guided tours of the ships' multi-million dollar collections of art and antiques. In addition, Parkwest Galleries manages onboard auctions where guests may purchase works of art and arrange for in-home delivery.
How better to enhance your onboard cruise vacation experience than to provide incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways. Bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners, hors d'oeuvres on your verandah or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting you aboard a Holland America Line premium cruise vacation.
With more than 500 different food items on a typical 7-day cruise vacation, Holland America Line offers the most extensive menus at sea. Enjoy modern Continental cuisine, regional specialties appropriate to each cruising area and traditional favorites. Our chefs are all members of the prestigious Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs gourmet society.
Yes, your mouth will water at the aroma of so many delicious options. But your other senses will delight as well - fine dining has always been the tradition on our premium cruise ships with signature touches like elegant china, starched linens, silver and fresh flowers to enhance your meals.
Main Dining Room
Each evening as the dinner hour approaches, the melodious call of the chime master invites guests to the main dining room, where another incredible experience awaits. Rare art, elegant staircases and panoramic windows surround tables laid with fine linens, silver and sparkling stemware. Servers greet guests and present menus of sumptuous five-course selections, from appetizers and drinks to entrées and dessert.
Lido Restaurant
Our Lido restaurant was the first of its kind in the cruise industry. And although there are many imitators, none matches our extensive menu or helpful service. Choose the Lido for a relaxed, casual meal.
Pinnacle Grill
Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine décor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Northwest dishes and select wines.
Holland America Line
For more than 130 years, Holland America Line has taken discriminating guests like you to the most magnificent destinations around the world. Today, with 12 premium cruise ships in our five-star fleet - three in our spectacular new Vista Class - we continue to travel the world's waterways, providing the ultimate onboard experience as we cruise to more than 280 ports of call and visit scenic cruising destinations on all seven continents.
From the moment you step aboard one of our classic cruise ships, you will believe that the Golden Age of ocean travel has just begun. It's evident in the gleam of brass brightwork, the curve of a teak deck chair, the sound of pleasant musical chimes summoning you to dinner. Ours are the traditions that have long defined classic cruising, refined for a new generation seeking sophistication and romance.
Holland America Line's commitment to remaining the highest rated premium cruise line is demonstrated by our Signature of Excellence® initiative. This two year, $225-million program provides unparalleled product and service enhancements to our five-star cruise line and significantly raises the standard in premium cruising. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of our ships and range from new state-of-the-art facilities and public areas to new services and amenities. This initiative is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2006.