To be delivered in summer 2008, the new Eurodam marks Holland America Line's next class of vessels and at 2044 passengers the largest ever constructed for the premium line. With an estimated all-in cost of $450 million, the new 86,000-ton Panamax Eurodam will be built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard.
The Eurodam will further the evolution of Holland America Line's sophisticated mid-sized ships. With 11 passenger decks, new innovations include a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool.
Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a new specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering the finest in Italian food, elegant luxury jewelry boutiques, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with theater-style seating, and a new photographic and imaging center.
The line's renowned Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times will be located on the starboard side of the Crow's Nest, providing a scenic backdrop for guests wishing to enjoy specialty coffees, surf the internet and take advantage of the café's music listening stations.
With an additional deck, the Eurodam will have 63 new staterooms more than the latest Vista-class ship. Forty-seven will be verandah staterooms and ten will be a new style of stateroom with ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall panoramic windows. In total, the Eurodam will carry 1,022 staterooms, with 86 percent outside staterooms, 67 percent with verandahs.
Staterooms will continue to provide all the Signature of Excellence premium amenities: plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream beds, deluxe waffle/terry cloth robes, Egyptian cotton towels, flat panel TVs, DVD players, make-up mirrors with halo lighting, massage shower heads, professional grade hair dryers, fresh flowers and complimentary fruit baskets.
The Eurodam will continue several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft.
On the technical side, the Eurodam will feature the latest state-of-the-art navigation and safety systems including dynamic positioning abilities to hold the ship in a precise position. The vessel will be powered by six diesel generators and propelled by the latest Azipod propulsion technology.
For more than 100 years Holland America Cruises have been a major operator within the cruise industry. They offer a massive range of cruise and CruiseTour options that are sure to satisfy the majority of cruisers ideas for exploration and adventure.
Throughout the company’s rich and diverse history they have carried around 10 million passengers, either to new lives in the New World in the days when they were a shipping and passenger line or to exotic locations for holidays of a lifetime in more modern times.
Holland America offer modern, luxurious and elegant cruise ships which are both spacious and comfortable. They aim to create intimate and welcoming spaces on board their cruise ships and every detail is chosen to provide guests with the ultimate aesthetic experience.
Their cruise ships are highly recognisable worldwide due to their unique white and navy blue colour scheme. They are mid-sized ships and as such offer a more personalised cruising experiences for their passengers.
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With 15 different cruise ships which combined offer more than 500 sailings every year and cover all seven continents.
Their cruise itineraries include both very popular, and smaller, less well-known ports of call in Bermuda, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and South America. There is an almost inexhaustible list of different ports of call that their passengers can enjoy.
Holland America offer options including the Culinary Arts Centre
As well as offering exciting and lust-worthy destinations, they also offer tailor made programmes such as Culinary Arts Centre cooking demonstrations, digital workshops sponsored by world leading companies and so much more. There is sure to be a cruise which will suit everyone.
Offering award winning service, five star dining, a wide range of activities available on board and exciting and unique worldwide itineraries. Holland America Cruises offer extraordinary holiday experiences to all their clients, and pride themselves on doing so.
Holland America have secured the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Services. This is due to their innovative programmes and superior level of passenger amenities. They also have one of the highest numbers of repeat bookings in the cruise industry, which is surely a testament to their great experiences.
This cruise company are wholly committed to their programme - the Signature of Excellence - which is a strong promise to their guests. It is a commitment to their guests and passengers that they will continually strive to provide amazing, unforgettable experiences at great value.
With luxurious, sophisticated cruise ships, friendly and attentive staff, exciting and innovative holiday destinations and activities available the hardest decision you might have to make is where to go and when.
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