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Julia Anderson

Age: 46

Occupation:OTR

Number of Cruises: 6

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Eurodam

Sailing Date: 2010-04-3

Itinerary: Transatlantic

What a wonderful ship! Very elegantly decorated with spacious balcony cabin (including a full bath with tub). Beautiful public rooms and stellar service!

The food was terrific, with good service. I especially liked that they didn't offer huge piles of food on the dinner plate. Elegantly presented, tasty, and just the right amount!

While I didn't much care for the paintings (I'm just not that into staid, boring art), the room itself was very well planned out. Plenty of closet space and room for two people.

Always lots to see and do, or not. Several passengers really enjoyed the Culinary Institute. The pool was wonderful and, on cool, at-sea days, featured a retracting top that still offered sunshine, while keeping cool ocean breezes at bay.
The casino was adequate, although the slots were a little tight. Still fun to play, though.
Trivia was fun, and Jason, our cruise director, was pure eye candy and charming, too. Very gifted - he had a way of connecting with all of the passengers, making it look effortless to make new friends.

Hop on/ hop off buses were a wonderful alternative for those who don't want to book pricey shore excursions. These buses are usually readily available from the port, and offer a good overview of the city.

My mom and I left the hubbies at home, and embarked on a wonderful transatlantic cruise. We were at sea eight days, and were never bored - there was so much to do, or not to do if we so chose. The trivia was fun, although crowded - lots of people were present every day at 1:00 p.m. We enjoyed Explorations Cafe, especially the NYT crossword puzzles at each table, as well as daily trivia and suduko.
Our cabin stewards, Joko and Eko, were marvelous and indulged my love of discovering towel animals. On a 16-day cruise, some of the animals were hard to identify, but very very cute nonetheless. Very nice fellows, they worked all of the time with 24 cabins and their occupants to keep happy.
Mom and I enjoyed our entire trip and could have stayed on the ship at least twice as long without running out of things to do. We enjoyed the shows, first-run movies, the casino, trivia games, the pool and hot tubs and, of course, the food. Make sure to see Eric in the piano bar - he made it a point to meet his audience and remember their names - no easy feat for a passenger list of over 2,000.
All in all, it WAS a trip of a lifetime! I heartily recommend the Eurodam and all its amenities.

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