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Eurodam Captain’s Log: Tuesday, Nov. 25, San Juan

Eurodam Captain’s Log: Tuesday, Nov. 25, San Juan

Captain Jonathan Mercer We are now safely docked in this beautiful natural harbour, nestling under the ‘heights’ on which stand the Spanish fortifications and the ‘old’ town. We have, in terms of weather, had an eventful 48 hours since leaving Port Everglades on Saturday. Having docked in a ‘nor’easter’, it had shown no signs of…   read more of “Eurodam…”

Symbol of Friendship on Grand Turk

Symbol of Friendship on Grand Turk

Captain Mercer sent us this picture from Grand Turk of Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn’s space capsule from the Mercury Space Program. Glenn, the first American to orbit earth, splashed down in Grand Turk waters Feb. 20, 1962 — back in the days when spacecraft returned to earth via parachute. In those days Grand Turk…   read more of “Symbol of…”

Meet the Bridge Team

Meet the Bridge Team

From left: Captain Jonathan Mercer, Third Officer Martyn Kelly, First Officer Dan Wardle, Second Officer Andy Richardson, Fourth Officer ‘Ollie’ Chasteauneuff, Chief Officer Emeil de Vries, Cadet Stevens Melchoir, Second Officer Sean Gill, Fourth Officer Jordan Low and Third Officer Jordi van Sikkelerus. Third Officer Martyn Kelly looks through the binoculars while transiting the ‘Narrows’…   read more of “Meet the Bridge…”

Statendam Initiates 14 Pollywogs

Statendam Initiates 14 Pollywogs

On November 18 Statendam held a traditional King Neptune Ceremony upon crossing the equator and initiated 14 pollywogs with much pomp and circumstance to the delight of guests and crew. Below are photos of the event.

San Juan Plaque Exchange

San Juan Plaque Exchange

Eurodam is calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico, today. When the ship made its maiden call there Oct. 28 the traditional plaque exchange took place on board. We know the photos are a bit tardy, but better late than never! Maria Mendez, deputy director of the Port Authority of San Juan (representing the governor) and…   read more of “San Juan Plaque…”