Eurodam Cruise Review by 2thdk: Disappointment in the Baltic
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Disappointment in the Baltic
Destination: Baltic Sea
My wife, adult daughter and myself cruised on Eurodam 14 July 2012.
My daughter is celiac and totally gluten intolerant. While the wait staff in Rembrandt made an attempt to provide gluten free alternatives, it proved very difficult. Cream soups were thickened with flour, not cream. Roasted potatoes were covered with flour.
My wife and I were quite disgusted with our dinners in Rembrandt. A 'steak' which my wife ordered one evening looked and tasted like small pieces of gristly leather stuck together, which you could hardly chew. Another night an 'Osso Bucco' was so overly salted and presented with a totally overwhelming tomato sauce, that it was inedible. A friend was served a pear and blue cheese salad which had obviously been served to a previous diner who ate only the cheese and pear. The salad was then brought back to the dining room and served to our friend, minus cheese and pear. We watched one evening as our plates were brought to the servery and left to get cold More for almost 45 minutes before being served.
Breakfast in the Rembrandt was adequate but we resented each time being seated directly beside the serving station while better tables sat empty.
We thoroughly enjoyed 2 dinners in Tamarind. We also were quite satisfied with Pinnacle and Le Cirque dinners.
It was a shame that Rembrandt proved such a disappointment. We finally gave up on Rembrandt food and ate in Lido, where we could usually find salads etc. which were at least not covered in flour and somewhat edible.
Obviously we were not alone in our opinion of Rembrandt and Tamarind. Our last dinner on board was in Tamarind. We had a table of 7 and met at least 8 other friends also dining in Tamarind, who wanted their final dinner on board to be memorable.
Disembarkation in St. Petersburg Russia was chaotic and like a cattle stampede. If we had not needed to book with a group tour, for visa purposes, we would have delayed leaving the ship until after the mad crush of people.
We met a group of fantastic folks on our cruise, through Cruise Critic. The people we met, from several countries, made our cruise and shore tours in St. Petersburg as well as other ports, where we went DIY, a real pleasure. Having a group of up to 20 gather for pre-dinner cocktails, in the bar, made for a much more enjoyable cruise. Thank you CC. Less
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