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…”
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Eurodam called at San Juan yesterday, Nov. 11. Captain Mercer sent us his charming photos of the town, as well as some pretty nighttime shots taken during sailaway. One of the many beautiful alleyways in the Old Town. The locals enjoying the shade of a tree. Old San Juan from the bay. El Morro from… read more of “Postcards from San…”
The last two photos of Eurodam departing Crown Bay were taken during the ship’s previous call at St. Thomas. Photos courtesy of Steve Garrod.
In a previous post Captain Mercer mentioned that his wife, Karen, was on board with him (she has since gone home). We thought it would be fun to post a photo of the couple so we asked him to send us a picture. Blog fans, meet Mrs. Mercer!
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…”
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…”
Eurodam is calling at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands today. When the ship was there last week on its maiden call, there was a plaque exchange. Erik Elvejord, Holland America Line’s public relations director, sent us these images from the ceremony. Captain Jonathan Mercer accepts the port plaque from the Hon. Darryl A…. read more of “St. Thomas Plaque…”
Pinnacle Grill Manager Peter Bohacs (left) and Chef Ani Limaye in the Pinnacle Grill’s kitchen. Chef Ani Limaye and Pinnacle Grill Manager Peter Bohacs deliver an exquisite experience in this sophisticated venue — pleasing-to-the-palate dishes, impeccable service and distinctive dining. Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens make this a meal not to be missed…. read more of “Perfection at The…”