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Captain’s Log: How I Became Master

Captain’s Log: How I Became Master

Sundays usually provide us with time to ‘catch our breath’ after the turnaround day and all that it involves. It’s time to catch up on paperwork and is (almost) meeting-free. I had a 9 o’clock ‘meet the Captain’ in the Crow’s Nest, which is always enjoyable for me. One question that frequently pops up in…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Postcards From Grand Turk

Postcards From Grand Turk

Today Eurodam is calling at the beautiful port of Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos. The pool at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. Photos courtesy of Steve Garrod

‘Mighty Mo’ Welcomes Amsterdam Guests

‘Mighty Mo’ Welcomes Amsterdam Guests

On Nov. 16, guests booked in verandah suites aboard the full cruise of Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Australia cruise enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience during an exclusive Officer’s Club Theme Event on the USS Missouri located at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. As guests arrived for the special event, commemorative military hats and leis were given to…   read more of “‘Mighty…”

Mariachis Play for Ryndam Captain’s Birthday

Mariachis Play for Ryndam Captain’s Birthday

Upon arriving for the second time at Guaymas, Mexico, Ryndam was greeted with more than a dozen musicians who gave a special performance for Captain Frans Consen to celebrate his birthday. Ryndam’s guests and crew also were treated to Guaymas’ annual Shrimp Festival, where they were able to sample and enjoy more than 20 different…   read more of “Mariachis Play for…”

Two Maiden Calls for Statendam

Two Maiden Calls for Statendam

Statendam recently visited newly renovated Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, for the first time and was presented with a plaque. The Ceremony was held in the Ocean Bar and Captain Jack van Coevorden, Hotel Manager Theo Haanen and Chief Officer Ryan Whitaker represented Statendam and received the key to the city from Puerto Chiapas’ mayor while city…   read more of “Two Maiden Calls…”

Meet the Officers Bar Barman

Meet the Officers Bar Barman

Kees at his post behind the bar in Bonney O’Malley’s. While you would fully expect the public bars aboard Eurodam to be staffed with talented bar keepers, we sometimes forget that there are crew venues behind the scenes that require staffing as well, like the Officers Bar. Meet Joko “Kees” Budiono, the OB barman. We…   read more of “Meet the Officers…”

Welcome to Tamarind

Welcome to Tamarind

Eurodam’s pan-Asian reservations-only restaurant is proving to be very popular with guests. Here are several photos and a short video that show off some of the reasons for the dining venue’s popularity. Sushi is prepared fresh for Tamarind diners.

Captain’s Log: Nov. 13, At Sea

Captain’s Log: Nov. 13, At Sea

As you may know, Captain Mercer is an inveterate journal keeper, logging his daily activities for the private consumption of family and friends. When we prevailed upon him to write an occasional blog post, he cordially acquiesced and has been a very regular contributor to Eurodam News Blog. Today, he shares a bit of the…   read more of “Captain’s…”