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From Bartender to Marine Engineer

From Bartender to Marine Engineer

Juvy Margallo, a bartender on board Statendam, began his career with Holland America 12 years ago as a deck boy. Even before joining Holland America Line, Juvy dreamed of being at sea. In 1993 he received a scholarship to the University of Cefu College of Engineering, where he graduated in 1995 with an associate degree…   read more of “From Bartender to…”

Meet Eurodam’s Chief Electrician

Meet Eurodam’s Chief Electrician

Melissa Searle is crew purser aboard Eurodam. She sent us this profile of her husband. Melissa and Iain in front of the Eurodam in Rotterdam. Iain Searle was born in South Shields in England; however, he moved to Devon (in the south of England) at a young age. He grew up and lived on the…   read more of “Meet…”

Meet Eurodam’s Crew Purser

Meet Eurodam’s Crew Purser

Crew Purser Melissa Searle My name is Melissa Marie Searle. I was born in Modesto, Calif., and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an honors degree in political science and a minor in English literature in May 2005. During the summer between my junior and senior year of college, my brother graduated from…   read more of “Meet…”

Postcards from the Nov. 29. Cruise

Postcards from the Nov. 29. Cruise

Guest W. Studinka sent us some photos he took during his Nov. 29 cruise aboard Eurodam. A server in the Pinnacle Grill and one of the shipboard photographers. The Sea View Bar on the Lido Deck. Some delicious cuisine being whipped up during the Lido Deck breakfast (left) and one of the casino staffers. Mr….   read more of “Postcards from the…”

Meet Future Cruise Consultants Arky & Shirley

Meet Future Cruise Consultants Arky & Shirley

FCCs Arky and Shirley Nelson. We retired in 1996 and moved from Casper, Wyoming, to Sarasota, Florida. Arky had worked for power companies as a transmission dispatcher, (directed switching on high-voltage transmission lines). Shirley was a hotel manager. In 1999 Shirley became bored and took a part-time job with a liquidation company that opened seasonal…   read more of “Meet Future Cruise…”