OUT and ABOUT
Cruise ship photo essay - Holland America Line - Eurodam - Out and About
Eurodam is one of those ships that seems to
get around. During the course of a year,
she is in Europe, New England, New York
and down in the Caribbean. Thus, while
she may not roam the world as much as
some of her HAL fleetmates do, one should
not be surprised to find her out and about.
This page presents some photos of her in
Above: Eurodam makes a yearly call or two in New York during her
Canada-New England season.
In Boston, we find Eurodam docked at the Black Hawk Cruise Terminal.
The terminal is on one side of a narrow body of water and the cruise
ships dock bow to stern one right after the other.
Here, Eurodam is the second ship in the line between Jewel of the Seas
and Caribbean Princess. Eurodam's schedule calls for her to leave
earlier than the other two ships. However, there is no need to
re-arrange the parking. Instead, Eurodam simply moved sideways away
from her berth and then backed out of the slip past Caribbean Princess.
In Fort Lauderdale, Eurodam got caught in traffic.
On peak days, there can be eight or more cruise ships in
port. They all leave at about the same time through a
narrow channel that separates the harbor from the open
Berthed behind Independence of the Seas, Eurodam
swung out and came along side IOS. However, a parade
of other ships were already moving through the channel
and Eurodam had to wait for them to go by. This
provided the passengers on the other ships a unique
opportunity to see (and photograph) Eurodam underway
from a number of angles.
After taking a place in line, Eurodam breaks out
into the open sea as the sun sets (right).
Below: On another occasion, Eurodam pauses
while backing out of her berth in Fort Lauderdale
to wish fleetmate Statendam well with a blast from