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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…”

The Love Boat

The Love Boat

Tom and Veronica Steer at the Giza pyramids in Egypt. Meet another Eurodam “Love Boat” couple: cruise consultant team Veronica and Tom Steer. Tom is from the United Kingdom and Veronica is from Canada, and they are Eurodam’s resident connoisseurs on the world of cruising with Holland America Line. They have sailed on every class…   read more of “The Love…”

Grand Turk Plaque Ceremony

Grand Turk Plaque Ceremony

Eurodam called at Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, yesterday for the first time, and port officials came on board for the traditional plaque exchange. Captain Mercer accepts a port plaque from Theo Forbes, marine operations manager for the Grand Turk Cruise Center. Captain Mercer presents Theo Forbes with a Holland America Line Delft plate.

Meet Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers

Meet Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers

Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers with daughter Floor Although we haven’t yet introduced him on the Eurodam News Blog, Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers was part of a team that was at the shipyard to complete the building of Eurodam. During his 15 years with Holland America, Kiers has been involved with several newbuilds for the line….   read more of “Meet Chief Engineer…”

Fort Lauderdale Plaque Exchange

Fort Lauderdale Plaque Exchange

We just got these photos from the plaque exchange in Fort Lauderdale Oct. 15. Even though it happened last week, we still wanted to post them for you to see. From left: Port Director Phillip Allen, Captain Jonathan Mercer and Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens. County Commissioner Suzanne Gunsberger presents the key to the city to…   read more of “Fort Lauderdale…”

Eurodam Captured in Delft Tile

Eurodam Captured in Delft Tile

During his recent visit to Holland America Line’s headquarters in Seattle, Wash., Siebe Kamer (right), managing director of Royal Goedewaagen, presented Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, with a beautiful hand-painted commemorative tile picture of Eurodam. Royal Goedewaagen has been providing Delftware to Holland America for nearly 50 years, and the company…   read more of “Eurodam Captured in…”