Northern Europe on the Eurodam: Eurodam Cruise Review by travelermic
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Northern Europe on the Eurodam
Destination: Baltic Sea
The main problem we had with HAL was the completely erroneous information given prior to the cruise, and during the cruise, regarding touring in St. Petersburg. The ship emphasized in a letter and on all daily newsletters that you had to take the ship tours in St.Petersburg or you could not embark without going through a pretty lengthy and complicated process to get a Russian visa. Thank goodness we had read reviews on cruise critic and knew this to be false. We booked tours through DenRus tours and had no problems whatsoever. They provided the same blanket visa provided by the ship tour. We walked right off the ship and they were waiting for us. Each tour only had about 10 people so we had very nice service at less cost than the ship tour. Lunches were included at nice Russian restaurants. We were told by other cruisers who went on the ship tours that lunch was on their own and they were taken to a local MacDonald's. Hard to believe.
Most of the ports were good though we did not take advantage of the Berlin tour as Warnemunde was quite a distance from the city and we did not want all that train or bus travel.
A positive for the Eurodam was there did not seem to be as much annoying attention to buy drinks as on other ships we've been on. We were usually asked once and then left alone. The spa was about average, definitely some pressure to buy products here. The gym was spacious and very well-equipped.
Overall we enjoyed the cruise as the ports were interesting, service was generally good, library was excellent, food was consistently good. We were disappointed in the accuracy of statements made by the cruise line as well as the other areas mentioned above. Less