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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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Old December 15th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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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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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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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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Old January 13th, 2015, 05:51 PM
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Sparty1, I have a few questions, or maybe more. (Just wish I could have read your review, or know how I could see/read it.)

This will seem strange, but my friend and I (we live in Missouri) went to several shows where "named" entertainers were there in Branson, Missouri. We "always" dressed to the "9's." The entertainers would always compliment on how we dressed, compared to most people in the audience, which dressed casual, which was fine with us also. My question, it looks like a lot of people "dressed" with the poodle skirts, shoes, etc. Did you ever see other people that did not dress that way? I guess what I'm trying to say is we would prefer to dress to the "9's" as that is the clothes we have, and at our age (70) we are still working, and don't have time to make clothes for that era.

Question, are we allowed to take pictures of the entertainers while they are on stage, or if we cannot get that close to take a picture, can we get out of our seats to get close to the stage to get the picture?

Question, I told my friend I thought the rates of rooms run about $2,000 PP. Does that sound about right? Our problem, we have to pay for flight/transportation and insurance,which adds up too.

Question, have you found many entertainers "missing," that were mentioned to be entertainers on the cruise? In otherwords, the reason we would book is for the entertainers that are "listed," not ones that had to leave because some other assignment came up for them at that time.

Hopefully, you can understand my questions, and if not, feel free to ask what I meant?

If anyone else wants to add their pros/cons to my questions, feel free to do so.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Hi! I am sorry I'm late in getting back to you, but we just returned from another theme cruise by ECP! It was the CountryMusic cruise we took this time I will try to answer your questions the best I can:
These "themed "cruises are definitely very different in expectations than regular Carribbean cruises!!
Did you ever see other people that did not dress that way? I guess what I'm trying to say is we would prefer to dress to the "9's" -Yes, there were people (probably 40% who did not dress with the night's theme;a lady I traveled with has very elegant travel clothes, and chose to wear those instead) I chose not to dress each day/night in the "theme" also, as I couldn't see purchasing specialized clothing that I probably would not wear again. I did have some accent pieces I wore for certain themes(ie: Patriotic night, formal night, and a friend loaned me her poodle skirt and pop beads), and I painted some old white tennis shoes to look like "saddle shoes" On one certain themed night for dinner, jeans and bandanas were the common dress(on that night you ladies MAY want to dress more casually elegant rather than "to the 9's) You will definitely see ppl all-dressed-up in theme wear, BUT feel free to dress as you are comfortable with, because I don't think you could feel uncomfortable there in what your choice seems to be.

QUOTE=beshears;45245312]Sparty1, I have a few questions, or maybe more. (Just wish I could have read your review, or know how I could see/read it.)

Question, are we allowed to take pictures of the entertainers while they are on stage, or if we cannot get that close to take a picture, can we get out of our seats to get close to the stage to get the picture?The Main shows that are held in the MainShowLounge, you are not allowed to take photos or video of the artists. You can take pictures of them at other venues(bars,lounges,pool-side stages,etc)that they perform in. There are also Q/A's with the artists, signature, cooking and photo seminars. You will see them constantly throughout the ship, some will lead excursions, etc. I had my picture taken with Neil Sadaka's arm around me when we were at the elevator!
Question, rates of rooms run about $2,000 PP. Does that sound about right? Yes. Rates usually 1800-3900, depending on cabin category(your tips are part of the payment)We figured the cost of tix per concert, for 30 performers for 7 days, mileage to/from venue, parking each time, food, accommodations(plus the P_O_C's and all the special presents they give you) and it seemed worth the cost(even though expensive!)
Question, have you found many entertainers "missing," that were mentioned to be entertainers on the cruise? No, we didn't. The artists seem to really look forward to this opportunity! Seems to be high on their list.

Hope I could help some with your planning! Go if you can and enjoy!!
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Sparta1, thank you so much for answering my questions.
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