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Visitors Take a Peek at Eurodam Today

Visitors Take a Peek at Eurodam Today

Eurodam welcomed approximately 4,000 visitors today, including present and retired Dutch officers, WWII veterans and members from De Lijn. Pam went outside to get a photo of the embarkation line.

Johan Groothuizen Greets Vets, Former Employees

Johan Groothuizen Greets Vets, Former Employees

Pam was on hand when Blog Board member and HAL’s Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations Johan Groothuizen made a presentation in Dutch to the WWII veterans and retired Holland America Line employees who were hosted on board today for a luncheon and ship tour.

Getting a Taste of Italy in Canaletto

Getting a Taste of Italy in Canaletto

Mario Bonello As the manager of Canaletto, Mario Bonello brings his Italian charm to Eurodam’s new alternative eatery. Paul Lasley sat down with him to discuss how Canaletto serves up proper Italian cuisine every evening and the special team he oversees. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Mario_Bonello_Pod.mp3]

Getting the Retreat Ready

Getting the Retreat Ready

Crew members put the final touches on the Retreat area. This photo is a good shot of the cabanas.

Putting Guests on Pins and Needles

Putting Guests on Pins and Needles

Lisa Forsythe Lisa Forsythe is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist who works in the Greenhouse Spa aboard Eurodam. Paul Lasley sat down with Lisa to chat about her passion for acupuncture and the growing popularity of the alternative Asian therapy. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Lisa_Forsythe_Pod.mp3]

Ready to Retail!

Ready to Retail!

Eurodam’s shops are complete. For all of the details about the different areas and merchandise, check out the post we did in January. Merabella will carry unique and one-of-a-kind designer jewelry collections. Duty free perfumes, cologne and skin care items are always popular. No ship would be complete without its own line of logo wear….   read more of “Ready to…”

Meet the Assistant Housekeeper

Meet the Assistant Housekeeper

Sapri Ali is an assistant housekeeper aboard Eurodam. His brother Syafril also was an assistant housekeeper with Holland America Line in 1985. While Syafril was working on the old Statendam, he met a lovely American guest. He fell in love, finished his contract, married her and moved from Indonesia to New Jersey. Twenty-nine years later,…   read more of “Meet the Assistant…”

Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Rudi Sodamin As master chef for Holland America Line’s fleet, Rudi Sodamin is tasked with finding a balance between creativity and familiarity on the menus. Rudi tells Paul Lasley about the culinary creations aboard Eurodam and his favorite comfort food. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Rudi_Sudamin_Pod.mp3]