Holland America Line’s newest ship makes its debut next summer. The 2,104-passenger Eurodam represents a new class of ship for the Seattle-based company. Another Signature-class vessel is on order following the Eurodam.
In my interview, I talk with Rick Meadows, executive vice president marketing, sales and guest programs. Meadows says that with the new ship, Holland America Line chose to stay in the mid-size ship category, “part of our overall brand promise to deliver the mid-size ship, premium cruise experience.”
Eurodam features new stateroom decor that is “a bit more current in the interpretation of what classic is,” Meadows says.
Eurodam kicks off its inaugural season from Copenhagen, with 10-day Baltic cruises that can be combined with 10-day Norwegian Fjords and Scotland cruises.
On August 14, Eurodam repositions on a 15-day cruise to New York, where she begins a series of 10-day Canada/New England cruises between the Big Apple and Quebec City.
On October 1, Eurodam repositions again on a 14-day cruise from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale, where the new ship begins a series of seven-day Caribbean cruises.