Just finished a 7 night cruise to San Juan, St Thomas, & Grand Turk aboard Holland America Eurodam. First time with this line and we were pleased with many features of this ship and the staff was great especially cruise director JC.
One unique feature that we especially enjoyed was the separate vegetarian menu featuring several vegan options. We had to order for the following nights dinner, however, but at least it was available. Haven't seen this on other lines we've sailed.
One comment about this special menu: it is NOT posted on the dining room bulletin board as the regular menu is, and we discovered this menu only by chatting with a fellow passenger. The cruise line does NOT advertise this vegetarian menu, nor were we informed about it by the dining room staff until we asked about it. Itr seems very odd that Holland America would go to the trouble of preparing this special menu then keep it a secret. The food was delicious by the way. So if you sail with them More
make a point of asking about the vegetarian menu if this is a concern of yours.
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We enjoyed our recent visit to San Juan aboard HAL Eurodam. We previously have visited the rain fortour)est, a very nice trip if you haven't done it. This trip however, we were on a mission: to find the perfect Pina Colada. Mission accomplished!
After spending a few hours at the old fort, (also a worthwhile tour) we set out to find the Barrachina Restaurant, one of two claimants as the originator of the Pina Colada. It is easy to find and is marked on the local tourist map you can get when debarking at the pier. It is easy walking distance from the fort or the ship. It doesn't look like much on the outside but you step into a lovely courtyard featuring fountains and beautiful plants. Inside or outside dining is available.
After finishing off the best Pina Colada I have EVER had (made from fresh juices, not a mix)and some great tapas, we ordered another round of the delicious Pinas. Our waiter happily gave us the story of why their claim to be the originator of the drink is the legitimate one.
Next time we will visit the Caribe Hilton (the other claimant) to compare. One can never do too much research on these important questions!