MS Eurodam

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MS Eurodam in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 6th, 2009.
Career
Name: Eurodam
Owner: HAL Antillen NV[1]
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Builder: Fincantieri
Marghera, Italy
Yard number: 6149
Laid down: February 9, 2007
Launched: September 28, 2007
Christened: 1 July 2008
by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Completed: June 16, 2008
Maiden voyage: July 5, 2008
Identification: Callsign PHOS
IMO number: 9378448
MMSI number: 245206000
Status: In service
Notes: [2][3][4]
General characteristics
Class & type: Signature class cruise ship
Tonnage: 86,273 GT
Length: 935 ft (285.0 m)
Beam: 105.8 ft (32.2 m)
Draft: 8 m (26 ft)
Decks: 11 passenger decks
Installed power: MaK M43C diesel engines
64,000  kW (combined)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric with ABB Azipods
Speed: 23.9 knots (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) (max)
(22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
Capacity: 2,104 passengers
Crew: 929
Notes: [5]

MS Eurodam is a Signature class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Eurodam is the 80th ship to enter Holland America's service and, at 86,700 tons and carrying 2,104 passengers, she is the largest Holland America ship to date, along with her new sister MS Nieuw Amsterdam.[4] She also has dynamic positioning abilities using three 1.9 MW bow thrusters and two 17.6 MW aft mounted Azipods. Total electrical power generation is 64 MW by six diesel generators.[6][7]

Service History[edit]

Eurodam was christened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at Rotterdam, Netherlands on July 1, 2008 before embarking on its official 10-day maiden voyage from Copenhagen on July 5th.

In April and May, the ship operates in the Mediterranean and in Western Europe. From May to August, the ship visits the Baltic, Norway and the British Isles before embarking to Canada and New England in September and October. From late October to early April the ship travels on alternating western and eastern Caribbean cruises.[8]

Drydock[edit]

On 4 April 2011, the Eurodam was put into drydock for ten days in Freeport, Bahamas for the first time since construction in 2008.[9] During this time the ship had new paint applied to the hull, the thrusters, Azipod propulsion units, stabilizers and hull fittings were serviced, and new teak decking was installed on the Lido deck.[10][11]

Amenities[edit]

Similar in appearance to Holland America's Vista class vessels, Eurodam features one additional deck and several interior layout differences.

Eurodam has ten cabins with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. Eighty-six percent of the cabins are on the outside, and 67% have balconies. In contrast to Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam features juliet balconies in its Deck 11 "VT" class staterooms. Throughout the ship are touchscreens with navigation information for passengers.[12]

On board the vessel are five dining rooms, including The Pinnacle Grill in partnership with Le Cirque.[13] Exclusive to the Signature ships are the pan- Asian themed restaurant, Tamarind, and the African-themed Explorer's Bar.[14] The main atrium features artwork designed by Vincent Jansen and throughout the ship are reproductions of famous Dutch artists.[15] The mainstage and theater seat 890 in the audience.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurodam, Vessel Status - 9122552
  2. ^ "launch of MS Eurodam". Holland America Lines. 
  3. ^ "List of MS Eurodam milestones". Holland America Lines. 
  4. ^ a b "Queen Beatrix to name Eurodam". Cruise Business Review. Cruise Media Oy Ltd. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ "List of MS Eurodam stats". Holland America Lines. 
  6. ^ "MS Eurodam". Holland America Line. 
  7. ^ "Captains Log - Eurodam Azipods". 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world on Holland America, one of the best cruise lines:". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Captain Darin Bowland (2011-04-04). "Captains Log - Eurodam in dry dock at Granda Bahama shipyard". Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  10. ^ Captain Darin Bowland (2011-04-12). "Captains Log - Final Hull Inspection". Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  11. ^ Captain Darin Bowland (2011-04-08). "Captains Log - More photos of Eurodam in dry dock". Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  12. ^ a b "Holland America Eurodam!". cruisereport.com. July 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  13. ^ "Holland America Line partners with legendary Le Cirque restaurant". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  14. ^ "Holland America - Onboard our ships - Dining". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  15. ^ "Art on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates New York’s Dutch Heritage" (Press release). 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 

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