Posted August 26th, 2017, 03:57 PM
Does anyone know when the Noordam will go into dry dock?
According to our dining steward on the Noordam in June, dry dock on the Noordam has been delayed so I don't think it will happen soon....maybe another year. They were replacing the carpet on the staircases while we were onboard.Thanks for the information.
Noordam had her last dry-dock in the spring of 2015 at Freeport between 10-19 APR 2015. If you look at the HAL site, she shows two deck plans; one prior to 20 May 2018 and one after, which would fit the timing for her next dry-dock. Interestingly enough, the HAL site does not show any gaps in her schedule during May 2018. The 'after 20 May' deck plan does show her with the“Music Walk” concept, “Billboard Onboard,” and theGallery (Arts) Bar instead of the Northern Lights nightclub, so the jury is still out how/where that will be accomplishedThank you Copper 10-8, We will be on the Noordam on June 3, 2018. Was hoping that it would she would be in dry-dock before we get on.
Second interesting part of that is that on 20 May 2018 she'll be in the Pacific Northwest during the early part of next year's Alaska season. Options for a dry-dock there are either in Esquimalt, BC (Victoria shipyards) or in Vancouver, BC (Vancouver shipyards). The last time a HAL ship was in Esquimalt was in 2011 and in Vancouver even longer, a wet dock for Statendam in 2004.
As a side note, she's the only Vista with her Explorations Cafe still on Deck 3 and an Oak Room inside the Crow's Nest
Thank you Copper 10-8, We will be on the Noordam on June 3, 2018. Was hoping that it would she would be in dry-dock before we get on.I will be on it the next week. I had picked that date and ship because I thought it was going to be right out of dry dock. Oh well!!! Prices for signature suites are nowhere near what I have right now, so I'm sticking w/ what I have.
I went on the HAL website looking to book on the Noordam for Dec. 2018. There are two PDF's, one after May 2018 for the Deck Plans. Wouldn't this indicate a dry dock and some changes?As mentioned in post #8, that was the original plan, but if you look at the the 2018 schedule now there are no gaps.
As mentioned in post #8, that was the original plan, but if you look at the the 2018 schedule now there are no gaps.Thank you for your post. Must say I'm very disappointed as I took online ship deck layouts on the HAL web site as being accurate and was expecting the enhancements shown there for our November 2018 sailing.
When I looked at deck plans for the Noordam, there were two listed online........one before May 2018 and one after May, 2018. So I assume the ship is going into drydock sometime in May, 2018. We have a cruise June 10, 2018 on the Noordam and are excited to see the new furnishings, bedding, carpet, etc.That's the cruise I will be on. I booked it in hopes of getting the new suite furnishings, but that is not to be. The ended up scheduling two cruises during the vacant time after they arrive in Vancouver in May, so unless they cancel them, there will be no time to dry dock.
It needs its dry dock. I will say it's pretty old and tired.I completely agree. It seemed overdue in May
So I assume the ship is going into drydock sometime in May, 2018.That was the original plan. The present schedule shows no dry dock in May.