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Old 09-01-2008, 12:59 PM
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I'm just back today from a mini-cruise on Eurodam. It was a 3-night "cruise to nowhere" from New York. We sailed south as far as Norfolk, VA before turning back towards New York.

I found the food to be excellent. In the main dining room, there was a lot of variety, and everything the three of us in my party ordered was terrific. We ran the gamut from filet to prawns, salmon, crab salad, vegetarian cutlet in curry -- you name it, we ordered it, and we didn't have a single complaint about anything. Breakfast and lunch in the dining room were terrific, too. We found lines a bit too long to our liking at the Lido buffet, but found the food very good.

We did not try any of the specialty restaurants. So many choices, so little time!

The entertainment was ok, musicians doing a better job than singers. Nice venues for dancing, a terrific karaoke evening in the disco.

The stateroom we had was a category VF on Verandah deck. It was spacious enough, even for 3 people, with two chairs and a foot stool and small table on the balcony.

We found the service to be unfailingly friendly and efficient. We have no complaints about service.

Self-disembarkation this morning was a breeze. We were off the ship and sitting in Penn Station before 9am.

Our major complaint was not enough organized activities during the day or in the evening. We're not big on casinos, and the one on Eurodam was very smoke filled and unappealing. The bars and lounges were lovely, especially Silk Den which has individual sitting areas with sheer curtains, as does the disco.

The pool area was lovely, and you can rent cabanas for $30/day and up. The spa was lovely, and the gym behind it was very large and very well equipped.

This ship is only a little over 86,000 tons, so it is not at all large by today's standards, but appears to be larger than that, with lots of choices of venues to visit. But more going on in those venues would have been appreciated.