Welcome to the ms Eurodam Dedication Celebration

For the first time in history, a live webcast from Rotterdam allows us to participate in the dedication of our new Signature Class ms Eurodam. Count down to the final festivities, follow the chronicle of the ship-building process on the Eurodam Blog, and join with us as we celebrate the naming of this extraordinary vessel.

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Dedication Ceremony Agenda, July 1st, 2008
(Times shown in Rotterdam local time)

Time (CEST) Event
3:45 p.m. Dedication Day Ceremony Webcast begins
  • Performance by Cantabile, a group that has delighted audiences since 1982 with their amazing range of programs, from a cappella favorites to the sacred music of the last millennium
  • Walk-Around Acts: Performances by an array of local entertainers, musicians and artists
4:00 p.m. Arrival of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix
Traditional Blessing of ms Eurodam Ship Bell by Mariner Ambassadors, Martin and Tineke Schroder
With Invocation by the Reverend Britt Aanes Ekhougen
  • Stein Kruse, President and CEO of Holland America Line
  • Captain Jeroen van Donselaar Master of Eurodam and Corrado Antonini, Executive Chairman of Fincantieri, ms Eurodam Ship Builder
"Flower Duet" from Delibes Lakme, Operababes
"Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony #9, Operababes
Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially names the new ms Eurodam
5:00 p.m. ms Eurodam Dedication Day Celebration Concludes