Eurodam entered service for Holland America Line in 01 July, 2008
as the first ship in the Signature Class of ships. She expands
upon the success of the earlier Vista Class by carrying forth Holland
America Line's well known traditions and incorporating new and
the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in mid June, 2008, Eurodam
sailed along the West Coast of Europe to Southampton, UK, with a service
stop in Málaga, Spain.
Eurodam hosted a number of travel professional, media, and
consumer events in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. After
showcasing Eurodam throughout these events, she was officially
named on 01 July, 2008 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
On 02 July, 2008, Eurodam sailed on a three day prelude journey
from Rotterdam to Hamburg, Germany, and to Copenhagen, Denmark.
She then pursued her first official cruise on 05 July, 2008 from
Copenhagen sailing to the Norwegian Fjords and Scotland. Her first
sailing season included voyages to the Baltic Capitals before heading
West to North America to sail Canada & New England before her winter
Following earlier shipbuilding design success, many areas of the Eurodam
were designed by VFD Interiors such as the public areas on decks one,
two, and three (except Northern Lights and the Mainstage). The
Neptune Lounge and public areas on decks nine, ten, and eleven were
designed by Petter Yran & Bjørn Storbraaten. Another
exception is the Greenhouse Spa on Lido Deck, which was designed by VFD
NB Design Group was in charge of guest accommodation corridors and all
guest stateroom interiors, except for the Penthouse Suites which were
designed by VFD. Italian architect Luke de Micco, working for
Fincantieri, designed the Pinnacle Bar on Lower Promenade Deck.
Holland America Line designed the service areas, crew, and staff
Just as on all other Holland America Line ships, the Eurodam is
truly a floating art gallery. Much of the art styles will be
familiar to guests who have sailed before and there is also a host of
new and exciting pieces throughout the ship.
Overall, the Eurodam is a salute to the rich tradition of Holland
America Line while bring a fresh, contemporary feel for guests and being
relevant to the current cruise market.