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Sailaway from Stavanger

Sailaway from Stavanger

Steve Garrod is busy preserving his cruise by snapping a lot of photos. Fortunately, he’s taking the time to send some to us to post on the blog. Thanks, Steve! A view of Stavanger’s pierside before departing. Captain von Donselaar addresses the guests over the public address system regard the ship’s departure.

Postcards from Newcastle

Postcards from Newcastle

Blog reader Allan McKever sent us his photos of Eurodam during the call at Newcastle along the River Tyne in Northeast England July 11. This shot shows the vessel heading inward up the River Tyne. Eurodam makes the 180-degree manouever as described in the Captain’s Log. Eurodam berthed at the Northumbrian Quay in North Shields,…   read more of “Postcards from…”

The Tyne Pilot’s Point of View

The Tyne Pilot’s Point of View

Tyne Pilot Alan Jameson took these photos of Eurodam’s visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne July 11. The exteriors were taken from the pilot cutter for arrival, and the one on the bridge is during departure. Click here to re-read Captain van Donselaar’s post about maneuvering the ship in the Tyne.

Eurodam Reunites with Noordam III

Eurodam Reunites with Noordam III

While on arrival at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, I spotted the ship Thomson Celebration that looked very much like Holland America’s old Noordam. As we got closer, indeed it was confirmed by Captain van Donselaar and Chief Officer Andre van Schoonhoven. Holland America line chartered Noordam to Louis Cruise Lines in 2005, which was chartered…   read more of “Eurodam Reunites…”

The Land of the Midnight Sun

The Land of the Midnight Sun

These amazing photos were taken very late at night, and as you can see the sun has yet to set. The midnight sun is a phenomenon occurring in latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible…   read more of “The Land of the…”

Meet Eurodam’s First Employee of the Month

Meet Eurodam’s First Employee of the Month

Printer Pastor “Pat” Mabazza has the distinct honor of being named Eurodam’s first Employee of the Month. Each month the hotel manager asks the various department heads to submit the name of a crew member they think deserves to be named the Employee of the Month. The hotel manager then makes the final decision on…   read more of “Meet…”

Postcards from Flam

Postcards from Flam

Passenger Steve Garrod sent us the photos he took as the ship approached Flam. Eurodam approaches the pier in Flam.

Mastering Your Digital Camera 101

Mastering Your Digital Camera 101

The new complimentary classes in the Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows have been overwhelmingly popular. Techspert Tricia has had a full house every session! Take note, future cruisers: if you plan on attending any of the classes, get there early.