My husband and I are busy bodies. Who wants to be stuck on a ship? The idea of a cruise was not in our vocabulary, in fact we used to make fun of cruisers. How wrong we were!!! Our cruise with Holland America through the Eastern Med definitely corrected us. Now our regret is that we didn't discover cruises earlier.
From the moment we met the HAL agent at the airport, we knew we had chosen the right cruise. The lady was very good at corralling us and keeping us on track without us feeling like cattle. The check in was fast and easy as was the first lunch and room settle-in. This set the tone for the rest of the trip. It was so easy. All the ports were spectacular (we had chosen the Eurodam because it hit all the ports that we wanted to visit in the Eastern Med). The ship's staff was extremely helpful with all our needs. The best part of this trip was I only had to do as much as I liked. Although, my husband and I like to go-go-go, we somehow found things to do on the ship and we didn't even get to use all the offered classes. We definitely liked the opportunity to participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness walk and the fact that we could attend church services.
At first we were uncertain about the evening shows, but we found them quite entertaining. The fitness center was great! We never had a problem with getting any of the machines and discovered how fun it is to run while leaving the ports or during a little rough seas.
The food was outstanding! It was a good thing we worked out! By the end of the trip we didn't want to get off. If we didn't already have travel plans for next year, we would have booked our next cruise!! We are already researching for the next one and hope to bring family and friends on that one. We want to share the experience with others.