Six Statendam crew members visited an orphanage in Callao, Peru, before Christmas to deliver six boxes of clothing and shoes they had collected. Executive Chef Franz Schaunig made 100 cookies for the children and shop manager Charlene Armstrong donated pencils and toy boats. Crew attending the visit included Sydney, youth program director; Sharlene, fitness instructor;… read more of “Statendam Assists…”
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I took these pictures today to make my friends at home somewhat envious of the warm weather here. On our balcony thermometer, it reads 85 degrees F as we sailed past St. John on our way to Tortola! This week New York expects to receive a blast of cold air with a low of 8… read more of “Ah, the Caribbean…”
As we were leaving Grand Turk today, the Statendam was arriving. Passing their bridge upon departure, I snapped this shot! Serenades of ship whistle toots were exchanged. From left, 2nd Officer Chris Guthrie, Chief Officer Ryan Whitaker, Captain Harm-Jan Arnold Statendam docked at Grand Turk.
Hello All! I am here with Jeroen for three weeks. It’s great to be back on the Eurodam and sailing with Jeroen. And of course, I must admit I love the balmy breezes of the Caribbean, as the Northeast is bitterly cold! I was on the bridge for departure. We sailed later than normal, as… read more of “Eurodam’s…”
Submitted by Kristen, event staffer aboard Amsterdam The crowd roared as 29 hand-cuffed polywogs made their way through the Lido Deck and into the cage where they would face their demise. The pool area was in a frenzy as the king and queen, doctors, nurses and pirates surrounded the sacrificing pool to decide the fate… read more of “Going From Polywog…”
Guests Richard and Saipai sent us some images from their recent cruise aboard Eurodam. Dear Eurodam, We had a great time with you during our Christmas Holidays! This was our first time cruising, and it turned out absolutely unforgettable! We enjoyed so many things around the ship, and at the ports of call. And every… read more of “Postcards from…”
Our favorite Dutch PR guy, Alexander Bakker, sent us this photo he found in a Dutch maritime newsletter. It’s from a recent call at Road Town, Tortola, and it looks as if Eurodam’s and P&O Ventura’s bridge wings are almost touching. The photo was taken by Chief Engineer Frank de Vries.
Captain Mercer sent us this photo of the New Year’s celebrations aboard Eurodam. Looks like Baby New Year even made an appearance! The party took place on all decks of the atrium. They sure rang in 2009 in grand style!