The 11-deck Eurodam is Holland America's largest ship with more public areas, restaurants and cabins than any of the other 13 ships in the fleet. The Eurodam also features a wide variety of new art, ranging from the Dutch Golden Age to contemporary American to Asian.
The Eurodam sails Europe, New England/Atlantic Canada, and the Caribbean. Let's take a tour of this beautiful cruise ship.
- Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Our Eurodam cruise was a wonderful seven-day getaway, with a good mix of time at sea and time in port. We especially enjoyed the common areas of this beautiful new ship and the friendly service of its crew. The restaurants were diverse and the cuisine delicious, and the cabins had some extra touches we appreciated.
Probably the most popular additions to the common areas on our Caribbean cruise were the private cabanas surrounding and overlooking the Lido Pool. They can be rented for the day or the entire cruise, and were fully booked for our warm-weather Caribbean cruise. A second addition is a dedicated movie screening room, which has very comfortable chairs.
It also included two small items that I think should be incorporated into all cruise ship cabins. The first is a lighted magnifying mirror, which is perfect for those of us baby boomers who don't see so well. The second is a small, very bright goose-neck lamp on each side of the bed. One roommate (or spouse) can read without disturbing the other. These two items seem minor, but added greatly to our enjoyment of the cabin.
The Eurodam is the first Holland America ship with Spa Staterooms. These 56 staterooms are near the Greenhouse Spa and include special in-room spa amenities.
New for the Eurodam is Tamarind ($15 pp), a Pan-Asian restaurant on the top deck, with an excellent selection. Tamarind is also open for complimentary lunch and a special Indonesian Rijsttafel dinner ($20 pp). In addition, Holland America has added Canaletto, a new complimentary Italian Restaurant open for dinner.
Although Holland America is not known for its night life or party atmosphere, I was pleasantly surprised by the terrific mix of onboard evening music and entertainment.
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