The newest of the Vista-class ships, the Noordam continues Holland America's tradition of comfortable, elegant and classy ships. There's no shortage of spectacular views from this ship. The two-tiered Vista Dining Room is located in the aft of the ship and offers panoramic views of the sea. The signature Crow's Nest Lounge gives a bird's-eye view from the top of the ship. Eighty-five percent of the ship's cabins have ocean views, and nearly 80% of those have private balconies. One of the most unique features is the Culinary Arts Center, a state-of-the-art show kitchen with plasma video screens and cooking display counters -- a must-see for food and wine enthusiasts. Other activities and amenities include a video arcade, basketball and volleyball courts, and fitness center.
$12 for suites and $11.50 per guest, per day for all other staterooms automatically charged to onboard account (amount can be adjusted according to quality of service received). For all sailings departing on or after 12/1/2015, service charges will be increased to $13.50 per guest, per day for suites, and $12.50 per guest, per day for all other staterooms. 15% tip included on beverage orders.