For the first time ever both Signature ships were in port together. Yesterday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, both the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam were docked right alongside each other. The Eurodam arrived in port at 1:00pm and the Nieuw Amsterdam at 4:00pm. In the afternoon, Paul Kern, assistant culinary operations manager and myself walked up to the El Morro fortress to see the Nieuw Amsterdam coming into port. It was a beautiful sight to see our sister ship sailing past the fortress and provided great photo opportunities.
Afterwards we walked through the beautiful old town of San Juan back towards the ships. We went in the Sheraton hotel and they were very kind to allow us up on the top floor, so we were able to take some beautiful shots of both Signature ships together. It will probably be a long time before we are in port together again, but it gave many crew members the opportunity to go and have a look at either ship and compare. Both ships left around the same time from San Juan onto the next port on their itinerary.
Marco van Belleghem is Eurodam’s hotel manager.