02 August 2010

Eurodam, 8 July 2010


IMO 9378448
Built 2008, Fincantieri Porto Maghera, Italy
Tonnage 86 273 GT
Length 285,30 m
Width 32,25 m
Draught 7,80 m
2 104 passengers
6 MaK diesels, combined 64 000 kW
2 azipods
3 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster(?)
Speed 23,9 knots

Eurodam is the lead ship of Holland America Line's Signature-class, essentially a further refined version of their Vista-class ships that first appeared in 2002. Like the HAL Vista-class ships, the Eurodam is an unusual modern ship in the respect that she has two working funnels (although during the 00's multi-funneled ships designs have become fashionable again - certainly a welcome development).

The photo below is of Eurodam departing Helsinki West Harbour in the foggy eveniong of 8 July 2010. The picture has been heavily treated to give an agreeable-looking presentation of the Eurodam. The ships visible behind her are Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun (left) and Royal Caribbean International's Vision of the Seas (right). Click on the image to view full size.

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