Eurodam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great cruise to see the Fjords and Highlands

Sail Date: June 25, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

This cruise was a great choice for my family. We enjoyed the majority of the ports and Holland America really wants you to feel at home on the ship. They treat all their customers with respect and we enjoyed the journey. Scotland was breathtakingly gorgeous and would go back in a second!

Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
The destinations were beautiful. Some of the excursions felt a bit overpriced. We only did 4 excursions of all the ports and 2 of them felt way overpriced than what we perceived the value was for them. Overall, the ports were beautiful and I felt like all the Scottish ports were happy to have you there. They were extremely friendly.
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting off the ship to the airport was extremely stressful because another ship was in port at the same time and we almost missed our flight. Almost. Pay for the transfer through the ship. It's pricey but it will get you to the city's center to catch the train to the airport. It was extremely stressful trying to catch the plane when we had to compete with both ships for taxis and buses just to get to the train station.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was nice and quiet. We couldn't hear our neighbors at all. A few really great bonuses: 1. the outlets are for both European and American plugs. Meaning that we didn't need to plug in a converter at all. Since they had American outlets, we didn't need to convert. That was nice. 2. the room came with a DVD player and ours broke during the middle of the cruise and the staff came and replaced it right away. No hassle. 3. the provide blankets for the balcony and room--this was nice because we love to sit on the balcony and watch some of the scenery go by.
Cruise Oslofjord
Oslo, Norway
Kristiansand, Norway
Little town. You can walk it from the ship
Stavanger, Norway
Pay for the tour to see the fjords. It was breathtaking.
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
This town is beautiful with great prices on souveniours. Get a scone and a coffee! We did a tour on one of the islands south of Lerwick--beautiful countryside.
Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
We took the train into the city. To get to the train station you can walk through a mall--buy your water bottles in the Dollar stores in the mall. They were the cheapest water bottles we found the entire trip.
Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland
Pay for the excursion to the Eilean Donan Castle. Beautiful scenery the entire way to and back from the castle. Favorite excursion.
Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland
South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland
Go see Dumferline Abbey before going into Edinburgh on the train. It was a beautiful surprise.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England


They have daily Mass available which was a beautiful bonus for us.

You don't have to eat in the dining room on formal nights--the buffet dining room is open.

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