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Eurodam Cruise Review by gcs8227

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Member Name: gcs8227
Cruise Date: February 2009
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: VC
Cabin Number: 5032
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Fell in Love Again...For the 9th Time!
This was our 9th cruise and we loved everything about it! The Eurodam is a large vessel which we have been wary of during past cruises due to lines and crowds. This was not the case on the Eurodam. The public areas, especially the library, computer lab, various bars and pools all offered much space for such a large crowd. This was our second Holland Cruise and we will return.

Our veranda cabin was spacious including a full tub to shower in instead of the corner units we are used to. Closet space was abundant and the cabin was decorated nicely. The veranda was large enough for our needs. Our steward kept our cabin extremely neat and provided the usual extras including towel animals each night, candy at turn down, and the necessary newsletters and reading material on a daily basis.

The food and entertainment were the highlight of the cruise. Everything was fresh, varied, and delicious. Meal presentation was also well done. We heard raves regarding the menu and food from everyone we met at "open seating" which we love. This allowed us to meet many wonderful companions each evening.

The entertainment each night was wonderful. From classical guitar to the ship's singing & dancing group, we enjoyed each performance. A highlight was "Jimmy the Piano Man" who entertained and interacted with us each night in the Piano Bar next to the Casino. He is a great entertainer and not to be missed!

We have been to the ports previously and thus we did not take any ship's excursions. Looking back, we would reserve space on a few islands to get the local flavor and island experience. Half Moon Cay was a wonderful stop and we enjoyed the entire day on the beach. The cook out was great and the island is kept in pristine condition. Reserve beach umbrellas as we did ahead of time since they run out by the time the ship leaves port!

We took a large bottle of water from our desk for the beach experience and were charged for the bottle. Had we known, we would not have taken it. No big deal...ask first. The final day breakfast was terrific as usual but the service was not as excellent as it had been. We had the feeling that we were being hurried in time to disembark. We have noticed this on other cruise lines as well. We ordered morning coffee twice and found the room service a bit slow. Allow an extra half hour when ordering. With only these three minor criticisms, we praise the Eurodam and this particular cruise. We had a great time!!!

Publication Date: 03/15/09
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