Zuiderdam’s Chief Officer Jochem Bakker just sent us the coolest video. It’s a time-lapse video of Zuiderdam transiting the Panama Canal. Note that this process usually takes the best part of a day to complete, but through the dizzying wonder of time-lapse technology, you can do it in less time than it takes to sing… read more of “How to Transit the…”
Captain Jonathan Mercer Remiss of me, I know, however the past week seems to have flown by and little time for ‘blogging’, so to make amends I have deliberately made time to sit at my desk and write. As you know, last Sunday found me off Half Moon Cay, conducting a medevac, before proceeding towards… read more of “Captain’s…”
Eurodam’s pan-Asian reservations-only restaurant is proving to be very popular with guests. Here are several photos and a short video that show off some of the reasons for the dining venue’s popularity. Sushi is prepared fresh for Tamarind diners.
While it won’t be Eurodam’s first call at Saguenay, Quebec, Monday, Sept. 29, it will be the first time the ship — or any ship, for that matter — will be alongside at the port. The Port of Saguenay built a new pier, and Eurodam will be the first ship to use it. While it… read more of “Watch Eurodam…”
Holland America Line began On Deck for the Cure in 2006 in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and breast cancer research. Since its inception, the program has raised nearly $1.1 million. Participants pledge $15 or more, then simply put their sea legs to good use and walk around the ship’s deck for… read more of “On Deck for the…”
Navigation Second Officer Sean Gill conducted Eurodam’s first lifeboat drill today. While all crewmembers have been through extensive safety training, such drills are performed once a month in compliance with Safety of Life At Sea, or SOLAS, regulations. The video shows Lifeboat 1 being lowered today for the first time with the boat commander and… read more of “First Lifeboat…”
Deck 3 was being sanded today, and I shot a video of the action. Blog Board member and Director of Newbuilds Pieter Rijkaart told me that the wood used for the walking deck is green teak wood from Bali, Indonesia. Holland America is one of only a few that still has a full walk-around deck…. read more of “Preparing the…”