Eurodam was launched in 1998, 936 feet in length with 86,700 gross tons, and accomodates over 2000 passengers with a crew of 925. With a maximum speed of almost 24 knots, we will sail mostly at night between seven ports of call
Onboard portrait of Eurodam
Engraved on a bench
Skies were mostly clear with some clouds with calm seas on our first day at sea
Our 7th level balcony stateroom is just one under Navigagtion Deck
Crew members are invariably smiling and welcoming. They are mostly Phillipino and Indonesian by nationality
Hannah, first time at sea, contemplates her foldout bed next to Mimi and Pop Pop's queen-size bed
Rembrandt dining room staff are ready for early diners
Our first dinner is an eye-opener for the buffets we were to anticipate throughout our voyage
Apple pie was about two feet across
The entertainment director conducted Trivia Challenges twice daily.
We were to enjoy several evening performances on The Mainstage
This hanging crystal laden decoration outside the Mainstage theatre eerily resembles a diamond Tiffany pin Stell inherited from her grandmother.
Silouette of passenger in the Observation Lounge where Mike frequently read early morning as Stell and Hannah slumbered on.
Inclement weather closed in on Tallinn as we approach port
The tallest spire to the left is St. Olav's Church, which - according to our guidebook - has burnt and been rebuilt three times.
Alexander Nebsy Cathedral, completed in 1900 when Tallinn was part of Imperial Russia
Eurodam always docked with its bow pointed out for ready departure
This is a photo of a billboard; our day in Tallinn was not clear and sunny, as you have seen
Our walk around the restored Old City was confined to the streets on the left
Hannah, Stell and Pop Pop are shutter-bugging away
Before finding this entrance to the Old City, Pop Pop led us through a supposed short-cut through wet green grass which concealed poison ivy. He was to suffer the consequences for weeks to come
The foundation stones of Dome Church or Toomkirk (Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin) date to the mid-1200s
I mentioned to a sales clerk at Amber Waves (of grain) that these words are widely recognized in the U.S.; amber jewelery is literally sold everywhere in the eastern Baltic capitals... and aboard Eurodam
Stell and I have some fun with the amber in the display window
Saleswoman of packets of almonds is paying more attention to her cell phone than potential customers
There were a few pretty fancy cars in Tallinn and perhaps a few mini-oligarks, too
An unrestored cul-de-sac
Town Hall Square
Traditional red rooftops
For 500 years Vikings ruled the seas
... and who might this forward gent be?
Viru Gate... site of Tallinn's medieval marketplace
Note familiar name in this photo
No idea who they are what the meaning of their slogan is