Holland America Line is proud to announce the launch of the newest member of our world-renowned Vista-class ships - the ms Noordam. Sailing from the new homeport of New York City, the 1,918-passenger ship will sail a series of 10- and 11-day Caribbean cruises which began with a maiden voyage on February 22. Summer cruises will operate in Europe and the Mediterranean before the ship returns to New York and the Caribbean in the autumn of 2006. Presenting ms Noordam
The ms Noordam, which is the first ship to be launched with the full complement of Signature of Excellence enhancements, exemplifies the classic style of the golden age of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. In addition to excellent service and an incredible range of elegant dining choices, the ms Noordam has over 50 scheduled shipboard activities allowing you to do as much or as little as you please.
The ambiance of the elegant new ms Noordam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail to the sunny Caribbean.
ms Noordam has continued the Holland America Line tradition of elegant ships designed for comfort and ease. Public rooms are located on two decks, dining rooms are in the aft section with expansive views of the sea, and our signature Crow's Nest Lounge and Observation Deck will be forward with an unrivalled view of the surrounding scenery.
There is plenty of deck space for sunning and enjoying the sea-going experience and a classic promenade deck for strolling encircles the ship.
The ambience of the ms Noordam provides a comfortable backdrop for enjoying the extensive selection of activities on a Holland America Line cruise vacation, including the new Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times, our new state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center, our exclusive Explorations Speaker Series, the magnificent Greenhouse Spa and Salon, expanded Club HAL® and youth facilities and programs for kids ages 3 to 17 and of course 24/7 email and Internet access.