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Postcards from Greenland

Postcards from Greenland

Eurodam did some scenic cruising today off the coast of Greenland, and Captain van Donselaar sent us some beautiful shots. These were taken early in the morning near the eastern entrance to the Prince Christian Sund. Port Lecturer Frank Buckingham (left) gave running commentary about the region and scenery, while Tim Lodder, 3rd officer (and…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Where Do All the Calls Go?

Where Do All the Calls Go?

Telephone concierges for superior suite guests Rechilda Orca (left) and Sara Ann Leutner. Have you ever wondered when you dial from your stateroom phone or from any public venue on the ship where the calls go and who is on the other end? The service professionals of the guest relations team at the Front Office…   read more of “Where Do All the…”

Eurodam’s Fun Food Facts

Eurodam’s Fun Food Facts

With approximately 2,104 guests on board each sailing, a lot of food and beverages are consumed. Here’s a selection of items, including everything from eggs to beer, that tickle the palates of Eurodam guests every week. When you actually see the numbers, it truly is amazing that there’s even enough space on board to store…   read more of “Eurodam’s Fun…”

Meet Second Officer Aafke Bergsma

Meet Second Officer Aafke Bergsma

Second Officer Aafke Bergsma Do you ever wonder who drives the ship while the captain is not on the bridge? One of the “watch keepers,” formally known on board as a “deck officer,” is Second Officer Aafke Bergsma from Rotterdam. She is one of only 17 female deck officers in the 14-ship Holland America Line…   read more of “Meet Second Officer…”

On Deck for the Cure

On Deck for the Cure

Holland America Line began On Deck for the Cure in 2006 in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and breast cancer research. Since its inception, the program has raised nearly $1.1 million. Participants pledge $15 or more, then simply put their sea legs to good use and walk around the ship’s deck for…   read more of “On Deck for the…”

Formal Night in Canaletto

Formal Night in Canaletto

Guests enjoy the Canaletto Restaurant on a formal night. From left: James Dunn, Denis Connors, Bill Sheerin, Maureen Sheerin, Gail Connors and Lucille Dunn. From left: Bill Sawyer, Carol Sawyer, Rhoda Biasi and George Biasi.

First-Call Port Plaques

First-Call Port Plaques

When a ship calls at a port for the first time, it is presented with a commemorative plaque from that port. On Eurodam, all of the plaques are proudly displayed on Deck 10 midship. The wall will become more decorated as the collection of plaques grows rapidly during the ship’s first year in service. The…   read more of “First-Call Port…”

Postcards from Stockholm

Postcards from Stockholm

Eurodam called at Stockholm, Sweden, this past Sunday. Here are some photos from one of the most beautiful ports in the world. This photo was taken on the bridge going to Skeppsholmen. The Grand Hotel was opened in 1874, and its Grand Ballroom has an exact copy of the Louis XIV’s Hall of Mirrors that…   read more of “Postcards from…”