5 star first: HAL has the best access to Glacier Bay. We cruised all the way up and spent time at the foot of the glaciers. ( Some cruise lines advertising GB don’t go as far into the bay). The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We ate at Lido for breakfast, in the MDR for dinner with one dinner at Tamarind and both NY pizza and Dive In for lunch. Drinks were mostly good with a couple not but not really a complaint. Wonderful to wake up & walk out on our verandah to spectacular scenery. Room was comfortable and our steward very efficient. Now 3 stars: the entertainment was horrible at BB King’s Blues Club. Billboard On Board was nice. We were disappointed to find most presentations sales-based but I guess that’s across the board on cruises. 1 star: We were shocked at the rudeness of people. We saw people blowing by the elderly practically knocking them down. And at one activity, a couple snuck out before the bartender could charge them for the mixology class. How low class! And yes, obnoxious dinner companions! In summary: A wonderful vacation. We will cruise with HAL again and enjoy it. Did everything go perfectly? No. But does it ever?Those who are complaining just want to find something to complain about.

Only way to see Alaska and Glacier Bay!

Eurodam Cruise Review by JCBAY4

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
5 star first: HAL has the best access to Glacier Bay. We cruised all the way up and spent time at the foot of the glaciers. ( Some cruise lines advertising GB don’t go as far into the bay).

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We ate at Lido for breakfast, in the MDR for dinner with one dinner at Tamarind and both NY pizza and Dive In for lunch. Drinks were mostly good with a couple not but not really a complaint. Wonderful to wake up & walk out on our verandah to spectacular scenery. Room was comfortable and our steward very efficient.

Now 3 stars: the entertainment was horrible at BB King’s Blues Club. Billboard On Board was nice. We were disappointed to find most presentations sales-based but I guess that’s across the board on cruises.

1 star: We were shocked at the rudeness of people. We saw people blowing by the elderly practically knocking them down. And at one activity, a couple snuck out before the bartender could charge them for the mixology class. How low class! And yes, obnoxious dinner companions!

In summary: A wonderful vacation. We will cruise with HAL again and enjoy it. Did everything go perfectly? No. But does it ever?Those who are complaining just want to find something to complain about.
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