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Meet Eurodam’s Handymen

Meet Eurodam’s Handymen

Pam went behind the scenes to take photos of crew members who are rarely seen by guests, but very important to the ship’s operation. Over the next few days we’ll introduce you to these important people. Today, meet Eurodam’s carpenters, upholsters and locksmiths. These guys are the ones who mend the furnishings around the ship,…   read more of “Meet…”

Preserving Guests’ Memories In Images

Preserving Guests’ Memories In Images

Tim Boon Ocean Images is the photography concessionaire on all Holland America Line ships, and Tim Boon is manager of Ocean Images’ operation on Eurodam. Paul Lasley spoke to Tim about the important role Ocean Images plays in making sure guests capture their cruise vacation memories. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow…   read more of “Preserving…”

A Zeller Family Affair

A Zeller Family Affair

Pam recently visited Holland America Line’s old head offices at Hotel New York and discovered a display case with some Holland America Line memorabilia. Among them she found a familiar name on a business card. Dick Zeller was with Holland America Line for 43 years and served as hotel manager for 27 of those years….   read more of “A Zeller Family…”

Getting a Taste of Italy in Canaletto

Getting a Taste of Italy in Canaletto

Mario Bonello As the manager of Canaletto, Mario Bonello brings his Italian charm to Eurodam’s new alternative eatery. Paul Lasley sat down with him to discuss how Canaletto serves up proper Italian cuisine every evening and the special team he oversees. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Mario_Bonello_Pod.mp3]

Putting Guests on Pins and Needles

Putting Guests on Pins and Needles

Lisa Forsythe Lisa Forsythe is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist who works in the Greenhouse Spa aboard Eurodam. Paul Lasley sat down with Lisa to chat about her passion for acupuncture and the growing popularity of the alternative Asian therapy. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Lisa_Forsythe_Pod.mp3]

Meet the Assistant Housekeeper

Meet the Assistant Housekeeper

Sapri Ali is an assistant housekeeper aboard Eurodam. His brother Syafril also was an assistant housekeeper with Holland America Line in 1985. While Syafril was working on the old Statendam, he met a lovely American guest. He fell in love, finished his contract, married her and moved from Indonesia to New Jersey. Twenty-nine years later,…   read more of “Meet the Assistant…”

Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Rudi Sodamin As master chef for Holland America Line’s fleet, Rudi Sodamin is tasked with finding a balance between creativity and familiarity on the menus. Rudi tells Paul Lasley about the culinary creations aboard Eurodam and his favorite comfort food. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Rudi_Sudamin_Pod.mp3]

Meet Eurodam’s Cruise Director

Meet Eurodam’s Cruise Director

Cruise Director Shane Michaels Meet Eurodam’s cruise director, Shane Michaels. If he looks familiar, it’s because most recently he was cruise director aboard Zuiderdam. Prior to that, Michaels was assistant cruise director for several years. He began his career in the cruise industry in 2002 as a member of the production cast. So, how did…   read more of “Meet…”