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Eurodam Cruise Review by Lomapaseo

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Member Name: Lomapaseo
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: Amsterdam
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: V
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   Not Rated
Dining Not Rated
Public Rooms Not Rated
Cabins Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation Not Rated
Service Not Rated
Value-for-Money Not Rated
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I Rate against Average, not stars

We cruised to the Norwegian Fjords

My experience is that every cruise is a joy, some more or less in a category. I therefore rate against average and do not feel comfortable at guessing at what the stars really mean.

This cruise was above average for crew friendliness and helpfulness. Even the mostly hidden kitchen crew and below deck engineering crew were happy to smile and greet you

The food was average. I would have rated it higher except that it went downhill after the 2nd day only to recover at the end. Hint, used the extra cost dining in the middle of the cruise.

Their $10 extra Italian dining is not worth the visit as it is no better than their dining room.

The embarkation was the most unorganized that I have ever experienced and for that alone I will never take another HAL cruise. On one hand they suggest boarding at 1pm, only to find that their published daily activities in the cabin for the passengers have already started at 10am. Be prepared to stand in lines during embarkation for well over an hour with no seats. I pity the senior citizens or disabled.

The entertainment on-board was average for all bars but the major shows were so far below average that 60-70% of the seating remained empty each night.

I watched a couple of shows and if this was an American Idol TV competition they wouldn't have made it past the first level.

I tend to rate the ports visitation separately as they apply to all cruise lines. However I will comment on one port that may have been unique to this cruise only.

That port was Haugesund Norway. The cruise line and port itself did what they could to welcome us. Marching band and free bus transportation to shopping streets in town.

However the docking is off the tourist path and there isn't even a HOHO bus to take you around to see any sites. Certainly a wasted stop compared to the other ports of call.


Publication Date: 08/13/13
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