22 February, 2008

MS Noordam Postcard

MS Noordam has been the name of several ships run by the Holland America Line. The third Noordam was the first for luxury cruise service. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in 1984, had a gross tonnage of 33,933 tonnes and was 704 ft (215 m) long. The ship's beam was 89 ft (27 m) and draft was 24 ft (7.3 m); her cruising speed was 21 knots.

MS Noordam Postcard
(PH Wish from Sherida Decker)

In 2005, the ship was acquired by Louis Cruise Lines and was immediately chartered to Thomson Cruises; she was rechristened the MS Thomson Celebration.

Tonnage: 33,960 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 4243 metric tons of deadweight (DWT)
Length: 214.66 m (704.27 ft)
Beam: 27.26 m (89.44 ft)
Decks: 9
Speed: 18 knots
Capacity: 1,254 passengers (1350 maximum)
Crew: 520 crew

MS Noordam Wikipedia Entry

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