The Eurodam passing Hoek van Holland on 2nd July 2008
|Operator:||Holland America Line|
|Port of registry:||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy|
|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|
|Class and type:||Signature class cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||86,700 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||935 ft (285.0 m)|
|Beam:||105.8 ft (32.2 m)|
|Decks:||11 passenger decks|
|Installed power:||64 MW MaK M43C diesel-electric|
|Speed:||23.9 kn (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) max,(22 kn (40.7 km/h; 25.3 mph) service)|
MS Eurodam is a Signature Class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Following a christening ceremony by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on 1 July 2008  she entered service on July 5 2008 on her maiden voyage from Copenhagen. The 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.
New features on Eurodam include a Pan-Asian restaurant, an African-theme to the Explorer's Lounge, an Italian specialty restaurant and a redesigned atrium and show lounge. Ten cabins have floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. Eighty-six percent of the cabins are on the outside, and 67% have balconies. She also has dynamic positioning abilities, and is powered by six diesel generators and propelled by Azipod propulsion technology.
Holland America Line took the option on a sister ship to be delivered in 2010.
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