Accommodation rating: Superior
Launched in 2006, the MS Noordam is the newest member of Holland America's renowned Vista Class ships, with a capacity for up to 1,924 guests and a crew of 800. Named after 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 maximises manoeuvrability.
Onboard dining options include the Vista Dining Room for five-course menus including continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options; the Pinnacle Grill; Canaletto Italian restaurant; the Lido Restaurant; the Culinary Arts Center demonstration kitchen for gourmet presentations, tasting events and intimate cooking classes; and the Explorations Café serving hot drinks and with an extensive library. Other facilities include the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, a swimming pool, Vista Show Lounge, the Digital Workshop hosted by Microsoft-trained 'techsperts', the Crow's Nest nightclub, and a children's club. Internet access is available during the cruise in certain hotspots. There is an onboard charge for this facility, which is payable locally.
The dress code on board falls into two categories: formal or smart casual. There are approximately two formal evenings a week and gentlemen are expected to wear a jacket and tie, dark suit or tuxedo.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.