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Eurodam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 79

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 31, 2016

Ship: Eurodam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8079

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We have done over 25 cruises on various cruise lines, and this one has to be in our top 5 favorite cruises. Celebrating New Years Eve on a cruise was a unique experience. Our stateroom was perfectly positioned close to the elevators mid-ship on deck 8 which made getting to and from anywhere on the ship extremely easy.This was the favorite part of the cruise. Also, the friendliness of the staff on the Eurodam was far above almost every other cruise. There were a few hiccups here and there with the "Romantic Package" I had purchased. But each of this issues was resolved to my satisfaction. Dinner in the Pinnacle Restaurant exceeded my expectations.The food was superb in both the dining room and in the lido market. The entertainment in the Mainstage left a lot to be desired, but we were able to find plenty of other activities to do instead. We arrived in Ft Lauderdale on Jan 7th (the day after the shooting in the Ft Lauderdale airport). Although not HAL or Delta Airlines fault, there could have been more communication from both as to what was going to happen to our baggage. We had booked the luggage direct, and were told that overweight bags would not be an issue. Once this horrible thing happened in the airport, our flight was cancelled and we were re booked on another flight out of PBI. After a $150 taxi fare to West Palm, we discovered that some of our overwieght baggage contents needed to be reshuffled into our carry ons. I asked the ticket agent about the luggage direct program as far as overweight bags, he said that they would not allow anything over 52# per bag.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wide variety, excellent presentation, and very high quality food in the dinning room, lido market, and Pinnacle.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
This is for the entertainment in the Mainstage Show lounge only

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We received wonderful service from Christopher in Customer Service Desk, Rozan in the Pinnacle, and Maria at the Seaview bar.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We booked a verandah guarantee Category E and were moved to a Category A and could not have hand picked a better cabin

Ship tip

If anything goes wrong, or does not meet your expectation, contact the Customer Service desk, and have patience. They will resolve the issue, if it within their power to do.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
I expected lots of security delays caused by the shooting at FLL airport. Security was high, but we were off the ship and through customs without any delays. They did a good job under the circumstances.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We rented a golf cart and it was wonderful to explore the island on our schedule. Make sure to go to Jacks' Shack. Great jerk chicken and lots of fun!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

2 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Our shore excursion was renting a clam shell and did nothing. Great value. Beautiful island!
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