As Eurodam’s delivery date approaches, the members of our Blog Board are becoming ever more entrenched in getting the ship ready to sail. To ensure we keep the ENB up to date, we’ve enlisted Pam Kern to be our correspondent in Marghera to help keep us posted on the ship’s progress with photos and interviews.
Kern was a guest relations manager with HAL for 10 years, so she has extensive knowledge of the line and its ships. In fact, she was responsible for the start-up of Holland America Line’s first Neptune Lounge on Rotterdam VI.
Since Kern’s “retirement” from working at sea, she became certified as a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer. She also is pursuing a second career by working toward a masters in psychology and ultimately a PhD.
Why is she at the yard, you ask? Well, in addition to being a former HAL employee, she’s also married to Captain Jeroen van Donselaar. So not only is she our yard correspondent, but she’s also the first lady of Eurodam. Kern and van Donselaar will celebrate their second wedding anniversary July 16. And some of you may have witnessed the proposal, which, as we heard, was delivered on stage during the Captain’s Welcome on an Oosterdam cruise!
Welcome to the team, Pam!