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Old December 12th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Old December 12th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Hattack, thank you for your message of the Eurodam.
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Old December 12th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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You are welcome...if it helps , I met several MSM cruisers in the Ft Lauderdale airport on Sunday Nov 10th returning home (just so happened my Capital Jazz SuperCruise was the same week)...they LOVED their experience and almost all at signed up for next year while they were onboard this year's cruise...it was a tie, on which charter had the best teeshirts...lol

I looked at the MSM line up for next year and it looked awesome...I would strongly urge you to take the leap and book it...
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You are welcome...if it helps , I met several MSM cruisers in the Ft Lauderdale airport on Sunday Nov 10th returning home (just so happened my Capital Jazz SuperCruise was the same week)...they LOVED their experience and almost all at signed up for next year while they were onboard this year's cruise...it was a tie, on which charter had the best teeshirts...lol

I looked at the MSM line up for next year and it looked awesome...I would strongly urge you to take the leap and book it...
Their shirt is mailed to them weeks before the cruise sails and it is free as opposed to purchasing your shirt on board. Free wins every time, $25 pocketed.
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hi again. been off internet for awhile, but back on for a wee bit:-) Thx for the compassion of my frustrations with technology some times:[) Yes the ship was the HAL Eurodam, and it will be again in 2014. You can see the cabin categories and layout, but the charter company changes the layout and format of the public rooms for this theme cruise. ie: the Culinary center becomes an entertainment venue; the Ocean lounge adds rows of chairs in the walkways for the "interview" and some entertainment. Wherever you go on the ship, they have utilized it for the performers to show their talents! I had a smile on my face the entire cruise!! I intended to write a review, but have'nt been around long enough(the journal they give you has so much and I kept notes, so I'll eventually do one, unless someone else beats me to it)[. If u have specific questions, I'll answer what I can tho

QUOTE=beshears;40943661]Hattack, thank you for your message of the Eurodam.[/quote]
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Hello,

My husband and I are sailing November 2-9 on the Holland Eurodam Malt Shop Memory Cruise and we are both excited to be doing our very first cruise with such a great list of performers.

The highlight of the cruise would be if I could chat with Peter Noone and a few of the Beach Boys, who are both scheduled to perform on the cruise.

My daughter entered a contest through a local radio station and was picked as a winner for this cruise. She initially entered for the both of us to cruise because the cruise is so close to my birthday, November 10. She felt it would be a great birthday gift to me knowing my love for the Oldies. Unfortunately she and her husband were killed in an automobile accident in June of this year and now my husband is going along as my companion.

It will be a bittersweet trip and forever a "memory" cruise. I know she will be with us in spirit.

We are so excited and have no expectations except to have a great time. We are on Deck 5 and would love to meet other people to share our experience and offer advice to first time cruisers.

We have received our welcome box for the entertainment company that is sponsoring the cruise which included our Malt Shop tee shirts.

If anyone has suggestions for day excursions and night life, please let us know.
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My heart just dropped when I read your 3rd paragraph!! I'm am so very sorry for your loss! What a beautiful and thoughtful daughter she must have been. What a wonderful attitude to take this trip in her honor and have those memories embrace you as you travel tool:-)

As far as suggestions for the trip, you will have a scheduled opportunity to talk with the performers, but you will probably also get the chance to talk with them in a chance meeting throughout the ship too:-)

Have you checked the "ports" forum on here for ideas on excursions, etc? Not sure which ports you'll be visiting, but when we went last year, we just debarked after breakfast and either walked around the port, or hired someone waiting outside the terminal to take us to the list of "must sees" we had compiled before-hand. At one port, we joined with others from the ship to hire a mini-van.

As far as night-life: there are so many venues going on that you will not be able to see them all! We found that if we went directly to our first choice after the "main" performance, we could have a leisurely drink/snack at the venue and get a good seat.(there was a 1/2 hour-45 minute wait for show). The other venues are small enough that you have to stand or sit where you can't see if you don't get there early enough:-(

Same thing goes for the pool-side performances of some of the better known performers. I found I wanted to move to the music or dance, so standing was actually better at times:-)

Enjoy the cruise! Please know our thoughts are with you and your husband too.

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Hello,

My husband and I are sailing November 2-9 on the Holland Eurodam Malt Shop Memory Cruise and we are both excited to be doing our very first cruise with such a great list of performers.

The highlight of the cruise would be if I could chat with Peter Noone and a few of the Beach Boys, who are both scheduled to perform on the cruise.

My daughter entered a contest through a local radio station and was picked as a winner for this cruise. She initially entered for the both of us to cruise because the cruise is so close to my birthday, November 10. She felt it would be a great birthday gift to me knowing my love for the Oldies. Unfortunately she and her husband were killed in an automobile accident in June of this year and now my husband is going along as my companion.

It will be a bittersweet trip and forever a "memory" cruise. I know she will be with us in spirit.

We are so excited and have no expectations except to have a great time. We are on Deck 5 and would love to meet other people to share our experience and offer advice to first time cruisers.

We have received our welcome box for the entertainment company that is sponsoring the cruise which included our Malt Shop tee shirts.

If anyone has suggestions for day excursions and night life, please let us know.
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