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Eurodam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 63

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2019

Ship: Eurodam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7089

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As an avid cruiser this was my first cruise on HAL The Eurodam is a beautiful ship and HAL does a fantastic job of serving their passengers.


4 out of 5
Ft. Lauderdale is smaller and a bit dated but embarkation was smooth. You're given a numbered boarding card and board accordingly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate the majority of our meals in The Dining Room and Lido Market. The Dining Room is attractive, clean and comfortable. Food was good with many options. Service staff excellent. We had Anytime Seating and never had a problem being seated without reservations. Lido Market has a vast assortment of good food options, very clean great staff. I was happy the the buffet has servers.

Explorations Cafe

5 out of 5

Perfect place for beautiful views, to sit quietly and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Shopping Arcade

5 out of 5

Loved the specials they offered. Had my jewelry cleaned with a very nice representative. Good shopping and the prices were reasonable.


4 out of 5
Enjoyed the B.B. King Blues Club.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Almost every staff person we encountered was excellent, kind, welcoming and helpful. Had one 'hick-up' with a person at Guest Service. Room stewards were fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very impressive...beautiful decor, very clean, easy to navigate and great options to sit quietly to read or enjoy the views.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice, clean and comfortable but smaller than comparable balcony cabins on other cruise lines.

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Great for those who love the beach...beautiful beaches. We did a shore excursion tour of the island. It was okay but not worth the price. The island small and you can easily walk and see most of it.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
We did the HAL "Authentically Curacao" tour and it was enjoyable.

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5
It was fantastic, spectacular and more than exceeded my expectations. The ship has excellent documentaries on the TV in our staterooms with excellent information about the history/building of the Canal. Watching them and the presentation in the Main Stage was very beneficial.

Colon, Panama

4 out of 5
Our HAL shore excursion included the Rain Forest, a boat tour of Gatun Lake and the Agua Clara Locks. Good tour but our tour guide wasn't the best.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
The HAL shore excursion included the Rain Forest and a boat tour of the Tortuguero Canals. Excellent tour guide.


5 out of 5
Smooth and quick.
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