Eurodam Cruise Review by mompoole: Rowing Across the Big Pond

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Rowing Across the Big Pond

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Having never sailed across the Atlantic, this was a big adventure for my husband and me.

Embarkation was swift, painless and uncomplicated. Kudos to Ft. Lauderdale port officials.

With more than 2,000 passengers, this ship was by far the largest (and newest)ship we have ever sailed on. We were pleased to discover that the size was not overwhelming and the deck layout was pretty basic - food in the aft and entertainment forward. Shops in between with more food and pools on Lido.

After a pit stop in Bermuda, we sailed across the ocean for four days. The weather was a bit nasty, but who cares when you're pampered with plenty of entertainment, sumptious food and a gracious wait staff.

Ian was our travel lecturer and expert. He is the best we have ever seen. His lectures were informative with plenty of local color, advice and good humor. He was available at his desk, sometimes twice a day.

Another highlight was, of course, gourmet food. With a More variety of many eating venues, no one should have any complaints. It was all "delish"!

A big cheer for the Screening Room where new movies were available four times a day (with popcorn).

We book several excursions. My favorite was the National Tile Museum in Seville, Portugal. Don't miss it!

I'm not going to write about the ports, other than to say we went ashore to all ports except Portimao, Portugal. It was a tender port and we were tired from traipsing all over Lisbon the previous day and a half.

Our complaints were few and were noted on our comment card at the end of the cruise. Holland America is good about reading and responding to those comments.

Would we cross the Big Pond again? Of course!!! Less


Published 05/12/11


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Cabin review: K6171 Interior Stateroom

Our cabin: We waited too long to book and had to book an inside cabin instead an outside cabin. I was little worried about an inside cabin for a 16 day cruise, but not to worry. We liked our cozy nest. There was plenty of storage space. Our cabin was in the aft of the ship which can be a little more rocky, but I can attest to the fact that at 1:00 a.m. the smell of bread baking gently wafts through the vents and brings with it delicious dreams.

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