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Holland America Line Eurodam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First-Time Cruisers


33 Holland America Line Eurodam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

paulandmaryanne avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Nice First Experience


We are a couple. This was our first cruise of any sort. We are about 70 and in fair shape. We are experienced independent travelers. We used a land tour only once (in China). We chose this cruise for its ...
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Sail Date June 2016

afohara avatar


1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

A Horrible Experience

Our cruise on Holland America was a deep disappointment. We began by having Holland America picking up our luggage at the hotel--and promptly losing it for the entire voyage. A baggage department employee tried to ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Majikinfl avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

1st Time Cruise

Being a first cruise we had little to go on except reviews and friends who have cruised a lot. We learned we did not ask the right questions before we booked. we are partly disabled and found many things we were ...
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Sail Date December 2015

federalexpress avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Better than expected

First timers (apart from a very brief taster cruise on Costa) in our 50's/60's and not really into the idea of cruising, but were attracted by the itinerary which covered mainly the Norwegian Fjords and Scotland. We ...
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Sail Date June 2015

melmul avatar


2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise with Great Veranda Stateroom

We had a great week aboard the Eurodam! Loved our deluxe veranda cabin and the fabulous balcony in the aft of the ship. We were fortunate to sail the week of a full moon, so we had some beautiful sailing nights to ...
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Sail Date January 2015

PBJGRL avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever

My husband and I took our first cruise on HAL MS Eurodam. We booked an SC Suite Guarantee. I am in my early 40's and he is in his early 30's. We brought 8 bottles of champagne(always do it right) aboard and pre ...
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Sail Date December 2012

Govhack avatar


1 Review Written

Eurodam Transatlantic

By way of background, we are in our early 70s and have traveled the world extensively. However, this was our first cruise. We chose a transatlantic repositioning cruise because it seemed a great value and would ...
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Sail Date April 2013

Mard940 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruise with high expecations

March 23-30 stayed at the Holiday Inn on rt 84. It was just right for our needs- comfortable rooms, free breakfast and a supermarket across the street. We purchase lots of wine, soda , water and back up sunglasses. ...
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Sail Date March 2013

Dasbeak avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

1st Time Cruise Report Eurodam 1/26-2/2, 2013

Friday -- Pre-Cruise Day -- When coming from the north in winter make sure to go a day early. We had weather delays and it would be too risky and stressful to fly on in embarkation day. Flew into FLL on Friday and ...
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Sail Date January 2013

QCNash09 avatar


1 Review Written

First experience was little rocky but good

This was our very first cruise. Overall it was very enjoyable and we would certainly go on another cruise. The entire embarkation process went very smoothly and we were on board before noon and sitting eating ...
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Sail Date November 2012

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Shay's Sister

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Reluctant Cruiser

My friend won a FREE Holland America cruise and took me with her to the Eastern Caribbean! She had cruised the Western Caribbean in November and won the cruise at that time. I had never given cruising much ...
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Sail Date March 2012

skooter35 avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruiser and LOVED it!!!

After reading plenty of reviews before our first cruise, I am amazed that anyone would have one thing negative to say about HAL or the Eurodam. She is a fine vessel and we could not find one thing bad or negative ...
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Sail Date March 2012

Michigander21 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser

I returned from my first cruise about a week ago, and I had a great time. Reviews I read here (and on a hotel review site that I can't remember the name of) were very helpful to me, so I'm writing some detailed ...
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Sail Date March 2012

crs1026 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Wonderful Cruise on the Eurodam

A Wonderful Cruise This was our first "real" cruise (we took a cheapo three-night cruise out of Los Angeles 15 years ago, but it wasn't anything to compare from). We are in our late 50's and normally do more ...
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Sail Date February 2012

Peach11 avatar


1 Review Written

Christmas cruise

Family enjoyed the Christmas cruise on the Eurodam. We had perfect weather the entire week. I was afraid of sea sickness and went prpared for the worst. Only one night I took a half a Bonine to settle my ...
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Sail Date December 2011

m8zenblue avatar


2 Reviews Written

Our Eurodam Experience

We just returned from a Holland America Cruise on the Eurodam, Eastern Caribbean itinerary, 12/3-12/10, 2011. This is my very first cruise and review so please bear with me. We started our cruise adventure back ...
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Sail Date December 2011

sbanks8911 avatar


2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Thanksgiving week on the Eurodam

We chose the Eurodam for the itinerary and the convenience of traveling from Fort Myers to Port Evrglades. Also it was extremely affordable. Our experience was as follows: Embarkcation: Very smooth. From our ...
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Sail Date November 2011

MaleoMD avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eurodam Baltic 2011

I was reading other peoples' reviews when we planning our cruise and it was very helpful. My husband and I did the Eurodam Baltic cruise last July. Though I am not a frequent internet user and it took me some time ...
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Sail Date July 2011

TheCarl avatar


1 Review Written

5 Star Hotel and Dining with an Engine

Service If our experience is any indication, everything you've heard about the service on Holland America is 100% true. The staff of this ship was constantly pleasant, punctual and perfectionist. Management must be ...
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Sail Date October 2011

swn4 avatar


1 Review Written

Baltics 22 May to 3 June 2011

We boarded at Dover where the boarding process was a little chaotic. The shore staff seemed to have run out some types of colored cards and started handing out different colours for the same boarding group so rather ...
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Sail Date May 2011

lbelas avatar


1 Review Written

I have been converted to Holland America!

This was a first time cruise for my husband and daughter (13). This was my first cruise on Holland America. I must say that I am now converted to Holland America!Transfer from Miami Airport: We utilized the ...
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Sail Date March 2011

donman223 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Miss the Eurodam

This was our first cruise out of many more to come. Like probably most people I did a lot of homework before deciding on this cruise. I read review after review and I must say that Cruise Critic became my best ...
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Sail Date December 2010

MovingForward avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Suffering from Eurodam Withdrawal Syndrome

As I came home from a stressful day of work, I entered into my home to find my bed not made up. No chocolates, and no cheerful towel animal. I dragged myself to the kitchen table to partake of a meal that consisted ...
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Sail Date December 2010

beckylynn1961 avatar


1 Review Written

Our first cruise- ms eurodam

Our First Cruise 11/12/10: flew to ft. lauderdale and stayed at comfort inn airport/cruise port south. It was adequate- clean, free hot breakfast buffet, free shuttle from airport and to port everglades, and $89 for ...
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Sail Date November 2010

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cape cod iceman

1 Review Written

No rating

Cape Codder goes over the bridge

Being our first cruise I must say we are already packed for our next! The golf guys decided that after all our selfish golf trips it was time to take the girls someplace nice! What will we do for seven days on a ...
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Sail Date October 2010

Eurodam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.54
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