HAL's Noordam Gets Billboard Onboard & Other Upgrades After B.C. Drydock
When Holland America Line’s Noordam recently sailed for Australia following a scheduled 14-day dry dock at Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, B.C., the ship had received several upgrades as part of the company’s continued efforts to roll out its latest experiences across their fleet.
The most notable new additions are Billboard Onboard to the Music Walk area, Microsoft Studio in the Explorations Café and Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop where guests can create mementos from their photos.
In addition, Noordam suites received the same upgrades that are rolling out on the line’s Signature- and Vista-class ships. The main living area in each suite was refreshed with new furniture, carpet, headboard and stone desktops and soft goods. Suite bathrooms received designer glass tile and a new vanity area.
All staterooms received new verandah furniture, and new sofa beds were installed in staterooms with that sleep option.
A new interactive TV system was also installed in all suites and staterooms, featuring large, LED flat-screen TVs with complimentary movies and TV shows on demand as well as easy access to the daily shipboard information.
The Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle Bar, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, the Dining Room and Lido Market also received a refresh, and a pickleball court was added to the sports area.
“Noordam looks better than ever with sleek upgrades, fresh décor and the addition of new spaces like the popular Billboard Onboard, which receives rave reviews from guests,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president.
“We are always investing in our ships and onboard amenities and offerings to ensure that guests enjoy the latest and greatest experiences, particularly in the area of authentic music, as we are known for having the best live music at sea.”
Next summer Noordam will head to Alaska, sailing 7-day Glacier Discovery cruises northbound from Vancouver B.C. and southbound from Seward (Anchorage).