Our first day on board the Noordam was a relaxing one as we cruised the Gulf of Alaska in route to Glacier Bay. We decided to take our time in the morning and have a leisurely coffee in the Explorations Cafe. Then we were off to take some photos of the ship and a selection of its art work. The ship is designed in muted colors and the day was rainy. Many of the photos are on the dark side for which I apologize. I still think they provide an accurate reflection of the ship and its art.
Lets start our tour in the Lido Market. We have always felt that Holland America had an outstanding buffet and the Noordam did not let us down. There was plenty to choose among from Asian, to Italian with multiple pizzas to choose from, sandwiches and so much more. No table stayed dirty for long, as busy boys were numerous and attentive. Here are a couple of shots of the Lido.