Eurodam Website Lets Curious Cruisers Take a Sneak Peek

    Dedicated site offers a glimpse of Holland America Line's newest ship

    SEATTLE, March 6 /CNW/ -- Before the champagne bottle shatters against
the bow in July, curious cruisers can tour the Eurodam at a dedicated site
accessed from Holland America Line's redesigned website,  Videos, photographs, animation and renderings
breathe life into a virtual tour of a ship yet to sail the seas.
    "We created the Eurodam site to showcase the new design and concept of
the Signature class ships," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice
president, marketing, sales, and guest programs.  "We are proud of the
evolution of our ships, and we are pleased to share as many details as
possible with our loyal guests who are very curious to see what awaits."
    An invitation to explore the Eurodam greets visitors to the site.  A
rendering comes alive with animation and a fly-over shot gives a 360-degree
view of the ship.  Stateroom renderings show the contemporary, mono-chromatic
design accented with bursts of color, a departure from the line's usual floral
    Content on the site is arranged around Holland America Line's five brand
pillars essential to the guest experience -- elegant ships and accommodations,
sophisticated dining, gracious service, extensive activities, compelling
    Eurodam ship renderings and animation are used in combination with photos
and narrated videos from other Holland America Line ships to give visitors an
idea of what it will be like to set sail aboard the 2,104-guest Eurodam.
    Links at the bottom of the site connect visitors to the Find Cruises tool
on Holland America Line's website, links to the Eurodam blog, or enable
visitors to share the site with a friend via email.
    "This powerful content provides another avenue for experiencing the
ship's new design concepts," said Meadows.  "We hope it piques interest to
book a cruise on the Eurodam's upcoming European, Canada/New England or
Caribbean itineraries."
    The Eurodam sets sail on a three-day prelude cruise July 2, 2008, prior
to the maiden voyage from Copenhagen on July 5.

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500 cruises to 314 ports of call in 97 countries, territories or dependencies.
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     CONTACT:  Rose Abello
     PHONE:    800-637-5029
     FAX:      206-262-5934

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For further information: Rose Abello of Holland America Line, 
1-800-637-5029, or fax, +1-206-262-5934,

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