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Portrait of Queen Beatrix Arrives on Eurodam

Portrait of Queen Beatrix Arrives on Eurodam

Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens hangs Queen Beatrix’ portrait in Eurodam’s Explorer’s Lounge. We are all honored that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands christened the Eurodam. With that, she is the third Dutch Queen in a row to christen a Holland America Line ship. Both Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana christened previous Holland America Line vessels….   read more of “Portrait of Queen…”

Rotterdam Visits Loreto on Maiden Call

Rotterdam Visits Loreto on Maiden Call

On December 4th, Rotterdam celebrated her maiden call at Loreto, Mexico and after a traditional plaque ceremony with the Mayor of Loreto and Rotterdam’s captain, Cadet Marco Arnout (center) took local VIPs and dignitaries on a tour of the ship.

Thijs is Back!

Thijs is Back!

Eurodam Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens and his son, Thijs. You might remember and saw the picture on the Eurodam News Blog that my son Thijs was born in Venice Feb. 29, 2008, while we were building the Eurodam. When we left Italy on June 20, I had to say goodbye to Thijs because it would…   read more of “Thijs is…”

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…”