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Lookbook: Come Onboard and See Eurodam’s Renovations

Eurodam was at Port Everglades Sunday, March 13, and the ship was ready to show off all of the upgrades and enhancements that took place during the dry dock in December. A group of media were invited to check out the new decor and have lunch at the Pinnacle Grill. Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford hosted the event, which also was attended by Carnival Corporation President & CEO Arnold Donald.

Ashford welcomes guests onboard in the new Gallery Bar.

Ashford welcomes guests onboard in the new Gallery Bar.

Donald, left, and Ashford, second from left, with Eurodam crew members.

Donald, left, and Ashford with Eurodam crew members.

The results are truly fantastic. Eurodam has been left with a fresh, new look and vibrant new features that are not only exciting and entertaining, but also lovingly designed to highlight the best aspects of the Holland America Line cruise experience in a way that will appeal to the line’s loyal Mariners and new guests alike. — Aaron Saunders for Avid Cruiser

Attendees were able to see the upgraded suites, visit the new Gallery Bar, hear the different offerings at Music Walk and taste some delicious dishes that will be featured on Koningsdam. Come along and see all of Eurodam’s enhancements.

Meet Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff

After cocktails, the group enjoyed performances at Billboard Onboard, Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King’s Blues Club.

Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff was in Gallery Bar making some of his creative cocktails.

Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff was in Gallery Bar making some of his creative cocktails.

By replacing the once-underutilized Northern Lights nightclub with the Gallery Bar, the Eurodam has a new watering hole that can feature the signature cocktails of celebrity mixologist Dale DeGroff. It’s a fun space with a potpourri of framed art prompting conversation. — Jason Leppert for Travel Pulse

Dale's cocktails served in the new Gallery Bar. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Dale’s cocktails served in the new Gallery Bar. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Culinary Council members also created signature hors d’oeuvres for the event.

New lite bites…Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

New lite bites…Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Music Walk Has Genre For Everyone

Billboard Onboard is a fun venue to have a sing-a-long.

Billboard Onboard is a fun venue to have a sing-a-long.

You might remember the former Piano Bar that used to be here: a cool but closed-off space that guests either walked past or couldn’t get seating in. Now, with the walls completely removed and the Sports Bar gone, the new Billboard Onboard encourages guests walking past the casino or to and from the main show lounge to stop and linger. It’s a great idea that improves the experience of all guests by subtly suggesting to them that they should stop, mingle, or grab a seat and a cocktail and listen to the evening’s performance. This is one of the best refits I’ve personally seen on a ship – and I’ve seen a lot. — Aaron Saunders for Avid Cruiser

The redone Casino Bar also doubles as seating for the Billboard Onboard venue. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

The redone Casino Bar also doubles as seating for the Billboard Onboard venue. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Lincoln Center Stage features some of the world's most exceptional musicians.

Lincoln Center Stage features some of the world’s most exceptional musicians.

The B.B. King's All Star Band closed the event and got the crowd on their feet.

The B.B. King’s All Star Band closed the event and got the crowd on their feet.

Overall, the refit indicates a modernized, upscale and hipper brand that will appeal to a broad demographic while still retaining the class and decorum expected by the venerable line’s core clientele. — David Yeskel for TravelAge West

The Suite Life is Sweeter on Eurodam

During the refit, Eurodam’s suites received numerous upgrades, including new furnishings, a USB outlet added to the bed’s headboard, bedside LED reading lights, a new interactive television system and bathroom makeover.

Welcome Home! Suites aboard Eurodam have received a brand-new colour scheme, surfaces, soft furnishings and features. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Welcome Home! Suites aboard Eurodam have received a brand-new colour scheme, surfaces, soft furnishings and features. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Lunch is Served in the Pinnacle Grill

Holland America Line Master Chef Rudi Sodamin made sure every dish was served to perfection.

Holland America Line Master Chef Rudi Sodamin made sure every dish was served to perfection.

Many of Eurodam’s renovations will be going fleet-wide over the next several years. Which new venue are you most excited to experience? Tell us in the comments below!

You can read Aaron Saunders’ full article on Avid Cruiser by clicking HERE.

15 Comments
  • Tino Coddé

    Very much looking forward to experiencing the renovated Ms. Oosterdam in May and Ms. Koningsdam in November!

    Well done HAL! You modernize while keeping traditions alive.

  • Chris Joyce

    Who were the 2 singer’s in the BB king’s all star band? We just got back today from a great 7 night cruise on Eurodam, and I wanted to look them up online as they were incredible.

  • Shelley Rose Jennings

    Looking forward to cruising this grand ship on May 18 out of Venice, Italy, to Barcelona!

  • Tommy Downs

    Oh, the pictures are great, the new spaces are wonderfully thought out! And the suite: amazing! I cannot wait to get back on the Eurodam once again and enjoy the enhancements with my girlfriend!

  • J. King

    If you insist on a NO SMOKING CASINO I’m Gone!!

  • Marjorie Mrasek

    We shall just have to book another cruise on the ms Eurodam–the new look is most inviting! We were on her just weeks before she went in for the renovations. Actually were in the Crows Nest earlier in the year when the Captain and other staff were walking through with, I would imagine, design consultants and talking about what they were wanting done! She is a lovely lady made even more so now.

  • Traveling Architect

    Knowing this floor plan well, I am curious how the NOISE from the Casino will interfere with the Piano Bar. We would CLOSE the doors to the PB because the ding ding ding, SCEEAAMMM, DING….. was obnoxious, and bothered the musician.
    I DO like the shorter seats around the piano. Perhaps more people can participate.

  • Forrest Freedman

    Looking forward to an extended Eurodam Collector’s Voyage this June. BTW- Where do guests go to watch sports if the sports bar is gone?

  • Larry Heminger

    Looking forward to checking it out on our May 30th med cruise !

  • Jennifer Upshaw

    Great photos!! Can’t wait to see it myself boarding ms Eurodam on my Alaska cruise in 2017. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Neville Marsh

    Looking forward to seeing the renovations on Eurodam as we are sailing Barcelona-Venice 30th May 2016.Last cruised on her in 2013.Great that the piano bar is now more spacious.

  • Julie

    Chris, email guest_relations@hollandamerica.com and they should have that information. Glad you liked the bank!

  • Juan Otero

    Went on the first cruise after the renovations. It was a Christmas cruise and everything was beautiful. Job well done! Cant wait to go again!

  • nancy jan

    we did not like the music walk because you can hear the venues playing over each other on our 2nd koingsdam trip it was even worse and you had to go 30 mins early to get a decent seat for Lincoln center classical music. I’m sure that is one of the reasons ms K is least liked ship of the fleet,as per cruise critic well along with no library poo to tradition right hal? we did like the large tvs and I’m glad eurodam will have them too. look forward to cruise out of san fran to ft Lauderdale. ps hubby wants to know where to watch sports since its in oct for football and baseball go warriors??

  • Julie

    The channels depend on the location of the ship. Please contact reservations to see about the football coverage. 1–877–932–4259

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