Holland America Noordam cruise ship gets great upgrades

NEWS: Holland America Noordam cruise ship gets great upgrades. The Noordam received a refresh with many upgrades as part of the line’s efforts to roll out its latest and most popular 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, suites were refreshed with new soft goods, furniture and bathrooms.

Holland America Noordam casual restaurant

Other areas receiving extensive enhancements were Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle Bar, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, the Dining Room and Lido Market.  A pickleball court was also added to the sports court area.

Holland America Noordam dining room

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.”

Holland America Noordam computer center

Music Walk Expands with Billboard Onboard
Noordam guests have more live music options than ever before with the addition of Billboard Onboard, which joins the wildly popular B.B. King’s Blues Club and Lincoln Center Stage in the Music Walk area. Billboard Onboard — in partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music — features the talents of two pianists playing 50 years of chart-topping hits.

Holland America Noordam restaurant with white marble floor

Suite Accommodations Were Fully Refurbished
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. Electronic upgrades included a new USB outlet added to the bed’s headboard, bedside LED reading lights, upgraded electrical outlets and a lighted closet rod. Suite bathrooms received designer glass tile and a new vanity area.

Holland America Noordam specialty restaurant

All staterooms received new verandah furniture, and new sofa beds were installed in staterooms with that sleep option.

Holland America Noordam spa pool

New Interactive TV with On-Demand Movies
A new interactive television system was 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 program and shipboard information including restaurant overviews, spa services and account status.

Holland America Noordam fitness facilities spa

Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop
Guests can now create unique photo mementos and gifts at the new Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop. Using photos taken by guests or the shipboard photographer, the new Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop makes it easy to design mounted 3-D photos, keepsake boxes, metal panel prints and more.

Holland America Noordam shops

Upgrades to dining venues, bars, lounges and other public areas include:

  • Microsoft Studio was redesigned and added to Explorations Café, which received other upgrades.  Now Microsoft Studio offers a new list of complimentary classes with all-new computer equipment.

Holland America Noordam jewelry shop

  • Pinnacle Grill and the Pinnacle Bar have a fresh look with new furniture, carpet and design details.

Holland America Noordam suite with twin beds

  • Guests looking for a bit of pampering can indulge in upgraded treatment rooms, new massage beds, barber chairs, pedicure thrones and an enhanced hydropool at The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, while fitness enthusiasts will appreciate upgraded gym equipment and floors.

Holland America Noordam suite double bed

  • The Dining Room received new furniture, carpet and soft goods; new chairs and tabletops were installed in Lido Market; and the Neptune Lounge has new furniture, carpet and a bar.

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  • Gamers can look forward to playing new slot machines and tables at the Casino.
  • The Sports Court added lines for a pickleball court so guests can enjoy a fun and fast-paced racquet sport.

Holland America Noordam cruise ship piano bar

Next summer Noordam will head to Alaska, sailing 7-day Glacier Discovery cruises northbound from Vancouver B.C. and southbound from Seward (Anchorage). An in-depth Land + Sea journey can be added to Noordam sailings for those guests who want to explore the interior , including the must-see Denali National Park.

Holland America Noordam Exterior bow