MS Noordam

2006 (refurbished in 2015)
285 m / 935 ft
Gross Tonnage
82897 gt
32 m / 105 ft
Cruising Speed
24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Country Region
Canada Alaska

Ship Overview

Launched in 2006, the ms Noordam is a 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 ms Noordam you will 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. The ms Noordam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements.
  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Vista Lounge (846-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (36-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (170-seat, with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Meeting Rooms (Hudson, Half Moon, Stuyvesant)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (38-seat indoor cinema)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 5 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; The Retreat (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)

Staterooms / Suites

  • Pinnacle Suite 1,150 ft² /107 m²
  • Neptune Suite 500-712 ft² / 46-663 m²
  • Signature Suite 372-384 ft² / 35-36 m²
  • Verandah Stateroom 212-359 ft² / 20-33 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom 174-180 ft² / 16-17 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
  • Large Interior Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²
  • Standard Inside Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²
  • Standard Interior Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²


  • Cat. PS
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • 4 guests
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Private bath with oversized whirlpool/shower
  • Separate shower stall
  • Hairdryer, dressing room
  • Floor to ceiling windows that open to private balcony with whirlpool
  • Living room with sofa bed
  • Dining room
  • Pantry
  • Guest bath
  • Refrigerator, microwave, television, DVD player
  • Safety deposit box, multi-channel music, data port, phone

Deck Plans

Deck Plan
Deck Plan
Deck 1 - Main
Deck 1 - Main
Deck 2 - Lower Promenade
Deck 2 - Lower Promenade
Deck 3 - Promenade
Deck 3 - Promenade
Deck 4 - Upper Promenade
Deck 4 - Upper Promenade
Deck 5 - Verandah
Deck 5 - Verandah
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah
Deck 7 - Rotterdam
Deck 7 - Rotterdam
Deck 8 - Navigation
Deck 8 - Navigation
Deck 9 - Lido
Deck 9 - Lido
Deck 10 - Observation
Deck 10 - Observation
Deck 11 - Sports
Deck 11 - Sports


Noordam's main dining rooms are joined by a grand staircase. Breakfast consists of made-to-order waffles and eggs, plus the usual baked goods and cereals. Lunch offers starters, mains and desserts. Entrees might include salmon piccata, Swiss steak and stuffed bell pepper. A daily "express combo" caters to those who are in a hurry. One of HAL traditions is the Afternoon tea, served in the upper dining room daily. Three themed teas - Cupcake, Indonesian and Royal Dutch - are served once during a sailing. Signature dishes available nightly feature Caesar salad, French onion soup, grilled salmon, roasted chicken and broiled strip loin. There is at least one vegetarian entree plus a full vegetarian menu with vegan selections, which should be ordered the night before.

  • Pinnacle Grill (145-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant
  • Vista Restaurant (1050-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (420-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)