On a recent sea day, guests were invited to take a behind-the-scenes galley tour and see how the kitchens operate. The tour went through the main galley, and Executive Chef Robert Schumann was there to answer questions.
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What does it take to maneuver a 935-feet-long ship in reverse? Captain van Donselaar explains: “I have eyes all over to assist me. There are officers forward and aft to relay the distances to me from the ship to shore, as well as an officer on the opposite bridge wing. With my own visual observations… read more of “It Takes a Team to…”
With no port to rush off and explore, sea days are time to relax by the pool, catch up on some reading and enjoy the amenities on board. If you want, you can be busy from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep! So, what’s a day at sea look… read more of “So Much to Do, So…”
Pam and Captain van Donselaar celebrated their second wedding anniversary on board yesterday, July 16. Pam has special members of her family and their friends aboard Eurodam to help them celebrate! Pam and Captain van Donselaar tied the knot in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the English Inn Resort. The adventurous couple celebrated their first… read more of “Happy 2nd…”
Frank Buckingham Frank Buckingham is Eurodam’s port lecturer and, in my opinion, a walking Wikipedia! A 1960 graduate of Oxford University in England, he studied politics, philosophy and economics. He considered attending Cambridge University, where he also was accepted, and in the end his choice came down to, well, a color partiality. “My initial preference… read more of “Meet…”
Guest and blog fan Steve Garrod disembarked Eurodam today in Copenhagen and snapped this photo as the ship sailed away for its next voyage. The 10-day cruise will call at Tallin, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany, and Arhus, Denmark, before returning to Copenhagen.
A dedicated blogger and guest on Eurodam’s maiden voyage, Ken Greenstein extended such personal generosity to Captain van Donselaar by presenting him with a Treasure Coast model railroad car. Since Ken has been following the blog, he knew that Captain van Donselaar is an aficionado of trains. This gift was a special labor of love… read more of “A Special Gift for…”
Eurodam called at Invergordon, Scotland, where Pam and the ship’s guests had the chance to go to Inverness and visit Loch Ness, home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster. Lock Ness is 23 miles long and only a mile wide. Its deepest point in 754 feet and it contains more fresh water than England and… read more of “Postcards from…”