Holland America Line's Noordam, a Vista class ship measuring 936 feet, offers journeys frequently include educational lectures and workshops, backed by spectacular scenery.
The Noordam currently sails Northbound and Southbound routes off Alaska, including a 7 night Glacier Discovery from Anchorage through Glacier Bay and ending in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 8 night Inside Passage voyage from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver. There’s also a 6 day Vancouver roundtrip cruise, via the Alaskan coast.
The Noordam also visits the Pacific, with 6, 24 and 38 night itineraries. The 6 night voyage departs Vancouver to Honolulu, and the 24 night South Pacific Crossing goes from Vancouver, through Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa and ends in Sydney, Australia, with the 38 night version extends includes New Zealand.
In service since 2006, the Noordam carries 1,916 passengers and 811 crew. There are 153 inside rooms and 806 outside rooms and suites across 5 categories, and all rooms come with a private bathroom, safe, and multichannel music. Suites offer private balconies, large whirlpool tubs, and access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge.
There are six fine and six casual dining options and included activities aboard the Noordam feature cooking classes with America’s Test Kitchen, cultural programming offered through Explorations Central and B.B. King’s Blues Club.
Amenities include two pools, a fully-equipped fitness center with basketball and volleyball courts, a spa and a casino. Younger passengers can take advantage of the teen center, which includes a video arcade.