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Chris

Age: 61

Occupation:Engineer

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Eurodam

Sailing Date: 2011-03-6

Itinerary: Eastern Carib

The ship is excellent. Well laid out and not as confusing as some of the NCL or RCL ships. Cabins (we had 5188 on stern) are well appointed and sized well for a couple. Dining is on par with other cruise lines - nothing exceptional from a good or bad view point. Cabin crew by far the best that we have encountered. Friendly, prompt and accurate. Food cabin service below par. Breakfast order frequently wrong and delivered at wron time. Shore excursions typical cruise fare. Could do 90% of them for less than the cruise line with a little advance research. As with all lines there is constant pressure to spend, spend, spend in the on board and shore shopping venues. Lesson number one. THERE ARE NO BARGAINS ON CRUISES - ESPECIALLY IN St. THOMAS! Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy the sites of beaches. The cruise lines receive kick-backs from on shore shops.

On par with all cruise lines. The Lido is the typical "cattle call, pigs at the trough" buffet. The main dining and Pinnacle Grill serve good meals, well presented.

For a couple who want to relax our cabin was excellent. Number 5188 on the stern. Balcony had two chairs a foot stool and a small table.

Not much. We avoided them.

Don't miss old San Juan. Incredibly well preserved and maintained. Do the Flamenco show at night. Don't miss Megans Bay on St. Thomas. Takea cab and spend the day there. Do not do the Ultimate Island Experience - complete waste of a day if you do. Don't bother with the shopping in Cayman, San Juan or St. Thomas. No bargains and thousands of people pushing and bumping you constantly. There is no Blackbeards Castle in St. Thomas. It is an excuse to get you to a cheap distillery and shops. Do the Ft. Lauderday Land & Sea to close out your vacation. Excellent trip if you have the time.

Loved the ship and cabin. Shore excursions 50/50. Did not enjoy the Lido buffet.

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