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Holland America Eurodam

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Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
7 Night Cruise to Alaska
Departure date
Saturday, 10/05/25
Route
Seattle, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria, Seattle
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Overview

About
Passengers: 2,104   |   Crew: 876
Passengers to crew: 2.4:1
Passengers to space: 41.2:1
Launched: 2008   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Stateroom (J)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (F)  
  Interior Stateroom (K)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (C)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (D)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (DD)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (E)  
 

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 213 - 379 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 76
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 604

Activities & entertainment

Activities (28)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • America's Test Kitchen Cooking Classes
  • Art and Craft Classes*
  • Art Gallery*
  • Beer Tasting*
  • Cigars Under the Stars*
  • Digital Workshop*
  • Digital Workshop Computer Classes
  • Explorations Central Port Lectures
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon*
  • Happy Hour Drink Special*
  • Hot Tubs (5)
  • Hydro Pool*
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Martini Tasting*
  • Onboard Lectures
  • Photo Gallery*
  • Pools (2)
  • Solo Traveler Get-Togethers
  • Sports Courts
  • Team Trivia
  • Wine Tasting*
  • The Retreat*
  • Club HAL
  • Club HAL
  • The Loft
Entertainment (11)
  • Afternoon Musical Concerts
  • B.B. King's Blues Club & America's Test Kitchen
  • BBC Earth Onboard Features
  • Billboard Onboard
  • Casino*
  • Feature Movie Matinees
  • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Live Nightly Music
  • The Mainstage
  • The Mainstage
  • The Mainstage
Dining (18)
  • The Dining Room - American
  • The Dining Room - American
  • Gallery Bar - Art Bar*
  • Tamarind - Asian Fusion*
  • Atrium Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • Ocean Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • Lido Market - Casual
  • Explorer's Lounge - Classic Bar*
  • EXC & Explorations Café /Crow's Nest - Coffee Bar*
  • Dive-In - Fast Food
  • Canaletto - italian*
  • New York Pizza - Pizza
  • Lido Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Sea View Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Tamarind Bar - Scenic Bar*
  • Pinnacle Grill - Steakhouse*
  • Pinnacle Bar - Steakhouse Bar*
  • Neptune Lounge - Suite Guests
* May require additional fees

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1level3 wrote a review 11 Jul
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This is our first Holland America (Eurodam) and maybe our last with this cruise line The staff was creative with programming - poolside games, guest competitions. However, it would have been nice to have access to the additional programming that's not a constant pounding you to buy this, and buy this oh, and buy this too. Everything cost extra $$, a can of soda cost $8+ by the time you added the Fees. If my wife wanted to buy a spa package for the cruise, I had to buy one as well. This made no sense, especially when a room card was directly tied to the passengers with their name and photo ID. You even had to purchase a lanyard for your cruise card if you wanted one. On our last cruise it was included with the welcome aboard package. Talk about nickel dime you to death. Dinner in the dining room was terribly overcooked or undercooked on most entrée items as well as the desserts. Our server did not know basic alcohol drinks, so we had to write it down for him. Eventually, we gave up on the dining room and opted for the Lido buffet. The staff showed pride in presentation and service. The entertainment on the main stage was informative when it was in a lecture format. The couple that performed the electronic keyboard and dancing was very creative. The other performances were crude, boring, and off key. No big singing and Broadway style stage productions that made any sense (she is not a Diva). The dancers were far more talented than her. The excursions were amazing. The staff in every town was friendly, informative, and courteous. The only suggestion would be more time in Ketchikan. You know a vacation has been a failure when you can't wait for it to be over. Instead of dying to travel with Holland America again, we will most likely choose a different cruise line. We were extremely underwhelmed. We have already shared our experience with anyone we know. Yes, that's how strongly we feel about the whole Holland America cruise experience.
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RandyRoss wrote a review May 2024
Ridgetown, Canada12628 contributions1018 helpful votes
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On Feb. 3rd, we boarded the Eurodam in Fort Lauderdale for our 11-day Southern Caribbean Cruise. We quite enjoyed the cruise, as we always do. The food was excellent, our room comfortable and the service great. Frankly, the Caribbean is not our favorite place to cruise but this cruise was available and in our price range. We visited Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Antiga, Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Kits, the US Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. The weather was great and we enjoyed the warm weather much better than our Canadian winter.
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Kelly wrote a review Apr 2024
Winnipeg, Canada27 contributions3 helpful votes
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TL:DR - Overall, it was an amazing cruise on lovely ship with amazing service and fantastic food, and stops at incredible ports - just tons of fun! This was my third Holland America cruise. Depending on who I’m travelling with (this time friends), I would most definitely choose HAL again. I like that their ships are on the smaller side and there aren't a lot of kids or young people (sometimes a quieter trip is nice!). The food is great, the service is amazing, and the ports are awesome - after nine cruises, I was thrilled that I hadn't been to any of the stops. The people are so friendly - staff and other passengers. CABIN/ROOM The Eurodam is an older ship that has had updating. I was with five friends in two adjoining rooms with verandahs. For the two of us in one room, there was sufficient space in the room and we were very comfortable. However, it was way too tight for three people in the room next door. We didn’t spend all that much time in the room but having the adjoining rooms was excellent and helped the togetherness of the group. There are not very many adjoining rooms though, you must book early. We booked at least 10 months beforehand and we got the last adjoining rooms with balconies. We loved having a balcony and were told when booking that we could open the balcony wall between the two rooms. However, when the room steward opened it for us, he explained there was a design flaw. You cannot lock the wall open without blocking the door from one of the rooms. We needed to access the balcony from both rooms, so we held the door in place with chairs so we could still get in and out. The first night the wall banged the window the entire night, meaning a very poor sleep that night. After that, we had the wall between closed again. There were some issues with the air conditioning in our room as well as the adjoining one. At first, it was nice and cool but a day or two in it didn’t seem to be working at all with no air flow whatsoever. There was some challenge connecting with maintenance (we weren’t sitting our room waiting for them) but they came as soon as we could arrange it. They brought fan for both rooms and did what they could to fix the AC. It did improve but, as I recall, it wasn’t working completely correctly for a couple days. The ship gave the two of us in my room a free dinner at Caneletto for our trouble, which was appreciated. Unfortunately, our friends next door continued to have trouble and had to call for someone to come again. Having three in the room made it hotter and stuffier, it was quite bad. They saw some improvement but it was still an issue. They weren’t offered a dinner but they were when they asked, unfortunately it was the last night and we already had reservations for a specialty dining room that night. They did provide two bottles of wine though, which was considerate although we had the beverage package. FOOD The food was amazing, as always. I would say our favourites were the room service breakfast (watch how spicy the red chili flakes are on the egg white omelette though!); the Tamarind Asian restaurant; The Pinnacle; and the pizza on the Lido deck. The desserts were phenomenal. At the Lido buffet, they almost always had some type of crisp (apple crisp, rhubarb crisp, pineapple crisp, strawberry crisp) with custard sauce, that were all so good. I think there was pretty much also a bread pudding at the ice cream station but it wasn’t well advertised – also with custard, also just amazing. CABANAS It seems to be a bit of a secret (a search on the HAL site only turns up only onshore cabanas) but some ships, including Eurodam, have amazing private cabanas that can be rented! They are on the Lido Deck beside the pool or upstairs in the Retreat on the Observation Deck. The Retreat is quieter but not near a pool, it’s also more expensive. There is some info in a HAL blog post. The only way to book these (for the entirety of the cruise) is to call HAL in advance. If you only want to book for a day or two, you have to wait until you’re onboard and go to Guest Services – I’m not sure there would be availability doing that. We had one for the whole cruise beside the pool. They are designed for two people but we were a group of five and we could all fit (two seats and a big bed lounger) on the occasion that we were all there. There is a dedicated server for the row of cabanas that will bring you food and drinks. It was fantastic and especially appreciated during sea days when it can be challenging to get a spot by the pool. SHORE EXCURSIONS We didn’t do a lot of HAL excursions – just one, which was amazing. It was a cooking class on Curacao that was excellent. The chef talked to the class about how to prepare various Caribbean fruits, vegetables, and fish. Then, either alone or in pairs, we chose recipes and prepared them with the assistance of the chef and another gentleman (while enjoying wine!). We then all enjoyed the fruits of our labour at a beautiful outdoor table. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip! On other islands (Grand Turk and the Dominican Republic), we hired a taxi for the day to take us on a bit of a tour with a couple stops. The only other excursion we took was booked through trip advisor and was snorkelling in Bonaire with Aqua Fun Bonaire. Fantastic small group excursion!! SERVICE The service on the cruise was incredible. Once or twice, it was a little slow in the main dining room (not at dinner, just lunch and brunch). Otherwise, it was amazing – the room stewards, the bartenders, the wait staff, everyone! ENTERTAINMENT There isn’t a ton of entertainment on HAL compared to Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. We enjoyed the piano bar, when we could get a table, and we went to a couple shows in the main theatre and they were very good. TIPS As with most cruise lines these days, gratuities are added to your account daily. This is supposed to mean that there is no other tipping necessary. When you buy a drink, there is an automatic gratuity added however there is a spot to add an additional tip if you want – this can be confusing for some and people can feel pressured to add an additional tip. There were rumours that the bartenders don’t get the automatic tips and that they don’t have a salary, they rely solely on the “additional” tips. If that’s true, HAL needs to do better, but I don’t think it is. The room stewards, wait staff, cleaners, etc. are part of the gratuities that are added to your account daily (you can have this adjusted). However, the stewards were so amazing, it felt wrong to walk away without giving them a direct tip. We also gave an additional tip to the server that served us every day in the cabana as well as in at least one specialty restaurant. The tip that took me aback was in the spa. Spa services on a ship are quite expensive. I had a great massage and was prepared to tip the lovely woman who provided it. There was an automatic tip here as well though – for a simple massage, it worked out to about $30USD, which I feel is a lot for a one-hour service. Would do it all over again!
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mary a wrote a review Apr 2024
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Terrible ship! The food was Bad. Buffet same thing over and over! Dining room the same. Singers and dancers poor. No talent! Steel band and comedian were great! Not much to do on this ship. Will never take another Holland America cruise. Booting!!!
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Greg K wrote a review Feb 2024
Oakville34 contributions22 helpful votes
Mostly OK if you're not too active, in the mid 70s age demographic. Check your account!! Your room card is asked every time you request anything, and usually you'll be charged. Had a minor nick on the hand and asked guest services if they had a 1st aid kit for a drop of Polysporin. She directed me to go buy from an on board store. Gezz Louise!! All I wanted was 1 drop of polysporin! Dining room personnel and room steward very accomodating. In general, suits were stuffy (but polite) and blue collars were excellent ( and friendly).
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