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Eurodam Cruise Review by corgimomx3: Eurodam review 2012


corgimomx3
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Eurodam review 2012

Sail Date: November 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Some background on us, 50 somethings with no children. The is one of the most important reasons we enjoy Holland America. My husband and I also enjoy some activity and find we miss a few things on HAL. We used to participate in the "dam dollars" program, which no longer exists. We also enjoy shuffleboard, which was so faded on the deck we didn't bother.
We flew in a day early and stayed at the Fairfield Suites on Griffin Road. The room was dirty, and the hotel had no shopping or restaurants close. It only cost about eleven dollars to take a cab to the cruise-port though.
Our cabin was #5096, a suite. The room was in a great location, mid-ship. We had a wonderful, large bathroom and a very comfortable bed. Please note, the balcony in this cabin is sliced in half. This is due to the winches and lights for the for the lifeboats. You still have the length of the cabin, but can't stretch out towards the ocean. This probably wouldn't have a been a deal breaker for me, but More thought cruisers might like to know.
We did notice some vibrations on this ship. Mostly when the ship was leaving port, or coming up to speed. We didn't think that it was any big deal though. The one thing my husband didn't like, was the pool area. HAL started a program with private cabanas on the pool deck area. Most of the time these were empty. This room seem so wasted, and the area for deck chairs was greatly diminished. Also, you had to sit in the sun, never under an awning if it got too hot.
The pool furniture is beautiful, and would have loved to spend more time there.The staff was wonderful on this ship, always very accommodating. Everything went very smoothly for us.
One other note, please book Tamarind for dinner. I have never had such wonderful food, and the service was over the top. The extra fee was more than worth it. Less


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Cabin review: Eurodam Superior Verandah Suite Verandah 5096

#5096 perfect location on ship. If you have a motion sickness problem, a great find. More storage than you can use, really! Small balcony, really narrow. You still have the full length of the room though. The lifeboats are directly under your cabin, and the workings take up your balcony space.

Port and Shore Excursions


Catamaran tour

(5)
Catamaran Sailaway Beach and Snorkel. Had a wonderful time. Crew was very safety conscious and informative. Enjoyed the beach afterward, a lot of rum punch.

St. John Snorkel/Sail

(5)
This was a great snorkel spot. We saw several turtles and really enjoyed the beautiful secluded spot. Please note, the drive to the dock took a long time. We were at a small cruise-port away from the regular terminal. One passenger on the taxi started to faint from heat and exhaust fumes. Please keep this in mind. Also, it is a long ride back to the ship and there are no restrooms. When they tell you to use the restroom on the catamaran, do it!

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