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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sail7seas View Post
That brings us to 12 Captains (in addition to those present at the Dedication) but excluding Captain Jack.

I am unfamiliar with Captain David Bowland.... is he still with HAL?
Yes he is. I believe that he will be sharing duties on the Eurodam with Captain van Donselaar and Captain Mercer will be going to the Nieuw Amsterdam.

Captain Darin (not David) Bowland is a Canadian from St. Andrews New Brunswick - an absolutely gorgeous part of the East Coast.

From the HAL BLOG:

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome on board and introduce to you Eurodamís next master ó Captain Darin Bowland. Captain Bowland was previously on the Zuiderdam and Westerdam. He started his seafaring career as a naval cadet with the Royal Canadian Navy. He joined the cruise industry in 1995 as second officer and came to Holland America Line in 2007. When not at sea Captain Bowland lives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, at his seaside home with his wife and two children.
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