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Andre van Schoonhoven Promoted to Captain

Andre van Schoonhoven Promoted to Captain

Eurodam’s Chief Officer and Blog Board member Andre van Schoonhoven recently was promoted to captain! He left Eurodam and is now sailing as master of Maasdam. Captain van Schoonhoven will remain on Maasdam until the end of September and then go on a well-deserved break. He will return to Maasdam in January. Our most sincere…   read more of “Andre van…”

Postcards from Boston

Postcards from Boston

Eurodam approaches Boston, with the skyline in the distance. The 24-acre Boston Public Garden located in the heart of the city was established in 1837 by philanthropist Horace Gray, who petitioned for the use of the land as the first public botanical garden in the United States. The Boston City Council made numerous attempts to…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from the Pilot Boat in Boston

Postcards from the Pilot Boat in Boston

Holland America Line’s Donita Dooley was on board the pilot boat as Eurodam approached Boston. She needed to board the ship before its arrival, and the easiest way to do that is to join via the pilot boat. It’s quite the adventure! Eurodam through the window of the pilot boat. Donita had a great view…   read more of “Postcards from the…”

HAL’s National Sales Meeting Aboard Eurodam

HAL’s National Sales Meeting Aboard Eurodam

Holland America Line held a national sales meeting on board Eurodam over the long Labor Day weekend. All of the BDMs (business development managers) and their teammate BDRs (business development representatives) experienced the new ship, spent time together and sat in on informational meetings and seminars.

Meet Eurodam’s Rockin’ HALCats

Meet Eurodam’s Rockin’ HALCats

From left: Michael ‘Mikey Slaps’ Adams, bass; Johnny ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Maldonado, guitar; Frank ‘Big Bird’ Crow, percussion/vocals; Kirk ‘the Captain’ Danielson, keyboards; Leena ‘All Star’ Salim, vocals; Steve ‘Chief Stiff Horse’ Iveson, band leader/piano; Steve ‘Stevie Rims’ Hawryluk, drums, and Jason ‘J Coffee’ Nelson, sax/flute. Band Leader Steve Iveson, a 13-year HAL veteran, sent…   read more of “Meet…”

Postcards from an August Cruise

Postcards from an August Cruise

Peter Simonstein Cullman sailed on the Aug. 14 cruise aboard Eurodam, and he sent us these beautiful photos that truly could be postcards. The old merchants’ quarters from Hanseatic times in Bergen, Norway. A grass-covered house in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. Guests were in awe of a geyser in Reykjavik that erupts every four to five…   read more of “Postcards from an…”

Welcome Back, Pam!

Our favorite blog correspondent is back on board after a month-long vacation. Look for her continuing coverage of Eurodam’s inaugural events now that the ship is making its maiden calls in the States.

Meet Employee #121

Meet Employee #121

Aries Tabrani Each employee with Holland America Line receives a unique employee number when they go to work for the company. The lower the number, the more years of service an employee has with the company. Employee #121 is Sailor Aries Tabrani, Eurodam’s longest-serving employee of 30 years. He comes from the beautiful city of…   read more of “Meet Employee…”