May 2014 - Eurodam to Europe - Northern Europe
Food:The food was better than some- more fresh seafood, and nice beef dishes. The Eurodam has exact hours for restaruants to open and close (at 9PM!). The only 24 hour food is a very limited in room service. Princes has a 24 hour cafe-which I loved.
Entertainment: The lounge entertainment was not very good, but the crowd was 60+ so rarely was anyone up after dinner anyway. The off broadway shows were predicatable, but good.
Education and tours: I had been on the same Baltic-St. Petersburg cruise with Princess cruise line 9 months ago, and the commentary was much more informative on the other ship, so if you use Eurodam be sure you have your own educational material about the cities you will visit, as the ship "lectures" seem to be only a sales attempt for you to take the HAL excursions. As far as the HAL excusions they are quite expensive. We used an independent land tour company (AllaTours) and were very happy with the small groups (8-12) and excellent guides with headsets. We ran into a HAL group and there were 41 people per group with no head sets to hear the guide.
Ship: The Eurodamn Atruim was smaller, basically just a staircase, whereas on the Princess, the Atrium was like a meeting place with entertainment all the time- a good hang out place. The Eurodam does have two nice pools- one enclosed and one open pool.
Staff: The customer service on the Eurodam was excellent.