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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…”

Captain’s Log: Eurodam’s Azipods

Captain’s Log: Eurodam’s Azipods

Our Azipod-drive vessels are the Vista-class ships, including “Amsterdam”, “Eurodam” and the soon to be added to the fleet, “Nieuw Amsterdam”. The “Amsterdam” is slightly different in concept, in that the Captain has to chose beforehand which pod he is going to use as his ‘maneuverable’ one, the other stays fixed in the fore-and-aft line….   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Nov. 10, Grand Turk

Captain’s Log: Nov. 10, Grand Turk

Avoiding Paloma Captain Jonathan Mercer I am sure that many readers wonder how we fared with Hurricane Paloma, (now Tropical Storm Paloma). Now that we are docked at the Grand Turk Cruise Center, I can sit and write. When hurricanes, or the threat of them, appear on the weather sites, we have an established procedure…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Nov. 6, At Sea

Captain’s Log: Nov. 6, At Sea

We have had a very enjoyable week. The voyage south from Port Everglades towards Grand Turk, through what is basically the ‘open’ Atlantic, was windy and we used our stabilisers throughout. I was a little concerned that the wind, which showed no sign of abating on the morning of the 3rd, would affect our ability…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Oct. 30, At Sea

Captain’s Log: Oct. 30, At Sea

Captain Jonathan Mercer It seems some time since I last sat here and wrote, the past few days have been somewhat hectic and opportunities to being able to relax and write have been few. Arrival in San Juan on a sunny morning, at a civilised time, was a treat. We embarked our pilot at 8:30…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Oct. 24, At Sea

Captain’s Log: Oct. 24, At Sea

Captain Jonathan Mercer It is two days since our last port of call, Grand Cayman. We have a charter this week and our itinerary is different as a result. We have had no plaque ceremonies, either; perhaps the arrival of a new vessel is becoming so commonplace that the tradition is lapsing. Grand Cayman has…   read more of “Captain’s…”