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Meet the Bridge Team

Meet the Bridge Team

From left: Captain Jonathan Mercer, Third Officer Martyn Kelly, First Officer Dan Wardle, Second Officer Andy Richardson, Fourth Officer ‘Ollie’ Chasteauneuff, Chief Officer Emeil de Vries, Cadet Stevens Melchoir, Second Officer Sean Gill, Fourth Officer Jordan Low and Third Officer Jordi van Sikkelerus. Third Officer Martyn Kelly looks through the binoculars while transiting the ‘Narrows’…   read more of “Meet the Bridge…”

Meet the Officers Bar Barman

Meet the Officers Bar Barman

Kees at his post behind the bar in Bonney O’Malley’s. While you would fully expect the public bars aboard Eurodam to be staffed with talented bar keepers, we sometimes forget that there are crew venues behind the scenes that require staffing as well, like the Officers Bar. Meet Joko “Kees” Budiono, the OB barman. We…   read more of “Meet the Officers…”

The Love Boat

The Love Boat

Tom and Veronica Steer at the Giza pyramids in Egypt. Meet another Eurodam “Love Boat” couple: cruise consultant team Veronica and Tom Steer. Tom is from the United Kingdom and Veronica is from Canada, and they are Eurodam’s resident connoisseurs on the world of cruising with Holland America Line. They have sailed on every class…   read more of “The Love…”

Meet Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers

Meet Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers

Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers with daughter Floor Although we haven’t yet introduced him on the Eurodam News Blog, Chief Engineer Marcel Kiers was part of a team that was at the shipyard to complete the building of Eurodam. During his 15 years with Holland America, Kiers has been involved with several newbuilds for the line….   read more of “Meet Chief Engineer…”

Paintball Shootout in Quebec

Paintball Shootout in Quebec

Hotel Manager Stan Kuppens sent us this fun photo of some Eurodam crew members enjoying paintball last week in Quebec. The “Eurodam” team was composed of crew from various on-board departments, and they played the “Casino” team that was made up of, well, the casino staff. The teams played for four hours and used approximately…   read more of “Paintball Shootout…”

Meet Cruise Director Jason Venner

Meet Cruise Director Jason Venner

Note to readers: Pam is on vacation, but she sent us some stories before she left. So while you will see her byline, we are posting on her behalf while she enjoys a well-deserved break. Cruise Director Jason Venner Fasten your seat belt and get ready to meet one of the most energetic and vibrant…   read more of “Meet Cruise…”

Meet Captain Jonathan Mercer

Meet Captain Jonathan Mercer

Capt. Jonathan Mercer Meet Captain Jonathan Mercer, Eurodam’s new master. While Captain Mercer is new to Eurodam, he’s not new to Holland America Line. He joined the company in 1995 and took command of Veendam as HAL’s first-ever British captain. Born in Sussex, England, Captain Mercer joined the British Merchant Navy in 1968 as apprentice…   read more of “Meet Captain…”

Meet Eurodam’s Deck Department

Meet Eurodam’s Deck Department

Eurodam’s Deck Department includes, from left: 3rd Officer James Tovey, 1st Officer Mark O’ Sullivan, 4th Officer Dirk van der Raadt, Captain Jeroen van Donselaar, 2nd Officer Aafke Bergsma, 3rd Officer Tim Lodder, 2nd officer Andy Rischardson, Chief Officer Bas van Dreumel, Cadet Ben May, 3rd Officer Frits Blanke, Cadet Richard Hunt and Cadet Stevens…   read more of “Meet…”