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Greg

Age: 52

Occupation:RN

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Eurodam

Sailing Date: 2012-03-17

Itinerary: eastern caribean

7 days of relaxation with time to see some tropical beauty. Cruise exceeded my expectations on almost all levels. Rooms were clean, well-maintained and fairly sound-proofed. Tons of little extras too numerous to mention. Did not nickel and dime you to death. Good value.

Food was better than expected, especially dinner. We had 1st seating in the dining room and the food and service were 4.5/5. Great taste, variety and the service overall was excellent. Breakfast and lunch were pretty standard but the service and lesiurely pace made it memorable. They usually had a themed lunch with better than average variety.

Stateroom with a balcony, 2nd-highest deck, forward, on the starboard side. We experienced little to no outside noise and beautiful vistas.

Activities on board could have been a little more stimulating/adventurous/fun.

Do not do the San Juan walking tour; $54 pp to walk around San Juan for 3 hours. Hot, boring and painful.

First cruise; experienced european traveller. Service was by an all philipino and malaysian staff. Overall superb in every regard: room and dining and everything in between: professional and "johnny on the spot". Tips were automatically deducted so their concern was genuine.

Ports were OK, Half Moon Cay was great. San Juan reminded me of NYC in the 80's, 'nuff said there. Excursions were over-priced but they are on all cruise lines. Shows for the first three nights were good then afterward redundant.

Demographics: 50% over 60, 25% between 40-60, 25% under 40. 1%< children, 1%< African-American.

If you want to go, go , go I don't think this cruise is for you.

Will be back next year.

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