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Eurodam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1137 reviews
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It was okay but not excellent

Review for Eurodam to the Eastern Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014

Ship is beginning to show its wear & tear. Staff was top notch and cabin attendant tackled every problem. Unfortunately, since HAL seems to cater to those over 60 you have to deal with those fellow passengers that have difficulties with any walking. Entertainment in main room was okay but movie theatre projection system is very out of date and poor quality. Note: they did have recent movies but again with the limited seating that was available was almost useless to watch a movie there. Internet of course was a joke - when will cruise lines get better Internet service and charge a fair price. Had a package and cancelled it after it took 15 minutes to download just 5 msgs (no pictures just text). The transatlantic portion was fairly smooth - stabilizers really helped. Captain had a great sense of humor. The day talks during the crossing were by a retire Navy officer and very informative. There was a Catholic mass everyday (a standard only on HAL) - There probably would have been a priest anyway because the cruise was over the Easter period.

The specialty dining was the delight of this cruise. The Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind Restaurant for lunch, Le Cirque, De Librije and Master Chef’s Room was the majority of our on-board bill.

Booked our excursions privately like the CC suggested. We did not take a HAL port excursion.

Cabin Review

Layout of room - not very efficient - couldn't pass each other around the bed without coordinated moves. - SUGGESTION: place bed closer to Verandah and leave the common area closer to entry.Not enough storage in cabin for a 23 day cruise - need more shelves in bath - need more drawers (underbed drawers were already used for blankets and covers for bed - so there was no room for our personal items). Cube stool storage was used for needless refridge bar items not requested.Did not need ornamental water fountain on desk - so all it did was take up space. Small Flat screen TV 20" - inferior resolution and size of screen. A CRT had better resolution.1st DVD player (cheap) didn't work - replacement also marginal and failed to read some DVDs.Did not need iPhone speaker system on desk (note: it isn't compatible with our Android phone plus the unit in our room didn't even have the powercord - so all it did was take up space. I placed it behind the cheap TV to free up desk space. Did not need or use yoga mat. Bathrobes - did not fit a man of 6'2"Cabin had sewer smell at various times. Of course not enough electrical outlets - with all the chargers for readers, laptop, etc - advise you take a power strip like we do.

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