Eurodam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: November 05, 2011
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryI was a little surprised at the "age" of the ship considering it is a relatively new ship. Specifically, the staterooms were showing signs of age (chipped bath tub, broken shower handle). While these could be overlooked as simple aesthetics, the temperature of the water in the stateroom was the worst I have ever experienced. It self regulated from cold to hot in both the shower and the lavatory. In fact, the hot water was so hot in the lavatory, that usually simply using the cold was the best course so as not to scald my hands.
Beyond the stateroom, the ship looked very well maintained. The crew was friendly and the food was very good. Our wait staff was wonderful. We arrived at most ports of call slightly ahead of schedule. The captain even took a different route the first day to avoid a storm at sea. Disembarking the ship at each port was handled very well.
It was nice to see the new safety briefing used on this cruise. On all previous cruises, we have had to put on our life vests and go to our lifeboat stations. This year, no life jackets. It made the whole experience, quicker, easier, and much more bearable.
The first two days of the cruise, all of the self service food was not self service. This was to make sure that the transmission of communicable diseases by any passengers was not spread. After 2 days, it went back to normal. While this was a bit of an inconvenience, it was better than catching one of those 48 hour bugs and being in the cabin for a couple days.
The food was typical Holland America. Some items could use a little improvement (soups), but overall, the food on HAL is tasty and very well done. They even have sugar free items for diabetics. Overall the food was excellent.
If you are looking for a relaxing cruise, I would recommend this one.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Nature Walk
Don't Miss: The fort
Don't Miss: Megans Bay
Pros: Relaxing atmosphere