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  1. Heading out on the Eurodam from San Diego on Feb. 3. I think I heard there's pickleball on the ship. Anybody know for sure?
  2. We just sailed the Eurodam from 1/6/19 to 1/13/19. Background- 12 in our group from 16 to 82 of extended family, 5 cabins. This is my 9th cruise but first on HAL. I have been on Carnival, Celebrity and RCL. 8 of us live in SoCal, 2 in SF and 2 in Oregon. Most of us are well traveled. Internet- My SIL bought middle tier on embarkation Sunday it was $99.99 for the entire cruise. I bought the middle tier just after midnight at about 1 AM Monday and it was $89.99 for the duration of cruise. For the most part the internet worked well all over the ship but at times it would be spotty or stop working for a bit. Checking in water- We checked in 3 flats of water, no problem. They were delivered to our cabins. One flat was still intact at the end of the cruise and my brother checked it as luggage for debarkation. The water was delivered in tact with our luggage on arrival and at baggage claim on debarkation. Entertainment- BB King- Great band, very talented musicians, especially the trumpet player. The female was ill and only sang the last night. Billboard- Fun piano bar duo, the male had just got on board when we did. Lincoln Center- Again great musicians Stage Shows- Enjoyed 1000 Steps, not so crazy about One World. 4 in our group left One World after about 3 minutes. Comedian excellent. Really enjoyed the BBC Earth with live orchestra. I did not see the magician or the show the final night that was the comedian and magician with new material. Activities- Really enjoyed the Mexican ambassadors. Great entertainment with the folkloric shows. Not much of interest to our group in the AM on sea days. No morning trivia like all other lines I have been on. It seemed that all of the activities we would enjoy were lumped at the same time in the afternoon. This is one area this ship could be improved. Food- Loved that at the buffet the staff serves the majority of the food. I dislike using the same serving utensils as hundreds as other people so this was a biggie to us. We all agreed that the food was great in both the Lido and the MDR. Great fries at Dive In. Tried a piece of pizza and it was OK. Compared to Carnival, Celebrity and RCL, we all agreed this was the best food we have had. Liked that there was a legitimate late night buffet each night from 10:30 to 11:30. Staff- Incredibly friendly and accommodating. Top end of what we have experienced on other lines. I have no complaints about the staff, they were really amazing. Other guests- I was expecting an older crowd but it was actually skewed more to middle age, with some younger and some older. There were about 1/3 the number of kids on the ship per our waiter vs. the holiday weeks prior to ours. Kids running around at the pool was a bit dangerous and no one said anything. Ship- nice small size and in very good shape. No smoking indoors!!!! Cabins- I was in an obstructed OV. The view was mostly of one of the shorter life boats so we could see light and some things over the life boat. The cabin seemed smaller than other ships but the bathroom was much better with a tub, room to actually move around some. Lots of cabinets and storage, we did not even need it all. TV- I did not watch much but there was a very good selection of live TV, movies, America's Test Kitchen, etc. plus the dinner menu. I was on one ship with so little TV it became a joke that I kept watching the same episode of Big Bank Theory over and over in various languages! Question, please ask...... Jen
  3. There seems to be different offerings for internet plans depending on the ship and/or itinerary. Can anyone tell me what plans are being offered on the Eurodam for her Alaska cruises this summer? Thanks!
  4. We are thinking of doing our own informal Meet & Greet on the Eurodam. We would like to do it on the first sea day (Sunday) at 10 AM. Since we have heard that the Crows Nest is now much smaller, is there another place(s) on the Eurodam to hold an informal meeting for about 20-30 people? We were thinking perhaps the Canaletto dining area or maybe the Lido pool area. Any thoughts/suggestions?
  5. I understand that the Eurodam now has wall-mounted TVs in the cabins. This morning we booked into a VB cabin for the Hawaii cruise out of San Diego in February. My wife uses wireless headsets to hear the TV. Does anybody know if the TV our cabin will have an accessible headset jack? Thanks.
  6. Hi, very occasional cruiser (4, taken over 20+ years). I've always go straight to CC forums for info when I'm looking! I was thinking it was about time for the bucket list Alaska cruise when I saw HAL's reduced deposit promotion and decided to go ahead an do it. I've narrowed things down quite a bit and I'm looking at either the Koningsdam or Eurodam in late May 2020. The same standard Veranda in generally the same location is just about the same on each ship. The itinerary is slightly different, Eurodam sails from Seattle so there is a day at sea, while the Koningsdam has inside passage on two days, up and back from Vancouver. Eurodam does Sitka, Koningsdam does Skagway. We want to see Tracy Arm -- Koningsdam has a drop off for an excursion on the way to Juneau, whereas Eurodam says it sails up the Stephens Passage straight to Juneau, but we can catch an excursion from Juneau to Tracy Arm. So, there doesn't appear to be a ton of difference in itinerary, but maybe I'm missing something since we've never been to the area. I don't think we can go wrong, but I'd appreciate any feedback people have, especially people who have sailed on the Eurodam and Koningsdam (I know the Koningsdam hasn't sailed to Alaska before). Thanks everybody!
  7. Sorry to sound like a nervous Nelly here but I am just excited being 29 days out of our cruise. We did the upgrade from a Veranda to a SB Neptune. I hate to ask all of this to the suite steward and looking like a, pardon the expression, crass American Nouveau riche. While we are carrière pauvres we are looking forward to our cruise. Are there any perks on board for being in a Neptune Suite. A couple of questions are: 1. With our beautiful veranda, how is the breakfast in the room? The problem with room service (having majored in hotel management) is keeping the temperature and quality like it should be and being Mexico how humid is it going to be. We will be on the Riviera side. A few years ago we had a balcony on RCCL on the Caribbean side and even went as far as Belize and we could hardly stand to be on the balcony it was so hot (in December) and humid. 2. How does the Neptune Lounge work? 3. Do we have preferred showroom seats? 4. There is no butler is there? God I hope not. I wouldn't know what to do with one. I am reminded of Tim Curry on Clue when he was asked what you do as a butler and he responded with, "I buttle, sir." 5. With the bathtub is it worth bringing some fizzy bath bombs or do those not work with the ship's plumbing system? Is it big enough for two? Anything else we should know.
  8. Hi everyone! I was able to purchase a vow renewal package through our online account on HAL. This will be for the December 9th Mexico sailing. Does anyone know if I should contact HAL to arrange any other details, or is it just a set time that the ship determines? The package states that it includes dinner at the Pinnacle Grill and a photo with the Captain. It was surprisingly inexpensive. Anything else I should be aware of? It's just the two of us celebrating. Thanks in advance for your help!
  9. Can anyone who has recently been on the Eurodam tell me what table games are in the Casino?
  10. Hello, I sent an email inquiry about prices for 10 day cruise on Eurodam. I am a solo cruiser. This was the quote I received. Lido - $299/full voyage Retreat - $499/full voyage Does that seem high? They also stated they rent by the cabana not how many people using cabana.
  11. 7 day Mexico cruise 1-27-2019 San Diego to the Mexican Riviera
  12. Can anyone recently off the Eurodam tell me if there are USB charge ports in the cabins? Heard she has recently came out of refurbishment. I came off the Rotterdam last Jan '17 just after refurbishment and she had 2 charge ports in the lamp in our room.
  13. It seems some ships,maybe all ,no longer hold happy hour at the Crows Nest but at Billboard. Is this the case? Im thinking the 4 o'clock hour specifically aboard the Eurodam. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks, DJG541
  14. Although not quite *live* yet - we should be by tomorrow as the Eurodam sails into San Diego for the 28 day March 9th departure. This trip is a Bucket List cruise for us and planned for the past 2 years — still can’t quite believe the sailing is almost here! Yesterday we arrived in San Diego from the frozen tundra of the Midwest and even though cool enough that native San Diegoans have been sporting hats and gloves we found the 50s temperatures to feel quite lovely. We had no issues with our flight arriving right on time, with an easy taxi commute to our stay at the Horton Grand Hotel in the Gaslamp district. Our luggage even managed to follow us in a timely manner. The cost from the airport to the hotel was $12.00 minus tip. Upon arriving at the Horton we found our rooms to be ready another pleasant surprise! So after checking-in we took our luggage up to our room and set out for some lunch and an afternoon touring the USS Midway. The Midway is an easy 15 min walk from the Horton so no taxi needed on this jaunt. There are many restaurants to choose from in the Gaslamp district and for lunch we chose the Kansas City Barbeque which was quite good. The Midway is well worth a visit. We then returned to the hotel tired and ready to grab a quick dinner and go to bed. This morning we walked about 5 min to a wonderful local cafe the Cafe 221 for breakfast then took a taxi to the San Diego Zoo. $12 from the Horton minus tips, another $12.00 back to the hotel. Would highly suggest https://www.gosandiego.com/ and purchase a combo ticket for the Midway and the Zoo if ever interested in doing this while in San Diego, you can save about 20%. Back to the hotel to relax and prepare for the Eurodam’s arrival in the am. We do plan to purchase the internet package so keeping fingers crossed the ship’s net will keep me blogging as we sail for Hawaii/Tahiti/Marquesas over the next 28 days. Following are some pics of the Horton Grand and our lovely breakfast at the Cafe 221. The Mr. ordered the biscuits and gravy, and I ordered their Blueberry Cornmeal waffle.
  15. Hi, Newby here trying to decide between Eurodam and N. Amsterdam out of San Diego. These ships have identical Mexican Riviera iteneraries. One leaves on Saturday and the other leaves Sunday? Any opinions on which ship to choose or does it really not matter?
  16. My TA called me about upgrading to either a Signature Suite or a Neptune Suite. The price is not in the equation. We have a Veranda stateroom now. What is the difference between the two suites and the perks. I am going to give my response tomorrow before 8 AM PST. GO!
  17. Anyone know if it's noisy right under the fitness center? Have scoured the internet! Haven't found complaints about it. I have Eurodam VF room 8001 booked for Alaska. I do know how forward that is for ship motion, I've gone across the Atlantic and back with no issue. The balcony visibility of this room being right behind the bridge isn't an issue either. People say the bridge is super quiet to sleep next to. Thanks in advance!!! CMV
  18. Booked this cabin for our upcoming Sea of Cortez. Can't seem find any info on the balcony size or what type of patio furniture will be provided. Thanks much for any information you could provide. Susan
  19. We are set up for my choice dining simply because early is too early and late is too late. It is only the two of us. Because of our schedules, me being a full time student and DH having hours all over the place being in the airline industry, we just don't get to sit down for meals together very often. One reason we are doing a cruise. A couple of questions: Dinner in the Main Dining Room: With my choice dining, what are the chances we can get a two top table and about what hours are the best for that? Breakfast and Lunch in the Main Dining Room vs. Lido: If we wanted up "upgraded" breakfast or lunch and decide on the main dining room, would we also be able to get a possible two top table? And is breakfast and lunch really upgraded that much over the Lido. Lido vs. MDR for dinner If nothing on the menu in the MDR jumps out at us (or we don't want to dress up), how is the Lido for dinner compared to Lido for breakfast and lunch. Note this is our first time on HAL.
  20. Does anyone know when check in and boarding starts in San Diego? My documents say 1 PM but I would expect it is earlier. We were planning to arrive about 11 but I am wondering if that is too early. Thanks, Jen
  21. Taking my finicky sister (Regent cruiser) on the Eurodam soon and also taking advantage of my "free" Pinnacle dinners. DH and I in the long past have found the Pinnacle on just about any HAL ship to remain highly inconsistent. We have tried working my way around the menu hoping to find a sure thing, but more often than not come away disappointed. So any recent reports about the Eurodam Pinnacle and what might be the hits along with the unfortunate misses. Realizing that chefs and staff change all the time, so we may find an entirely new crew a month from now. Thanks.
  22. I am seeing links on line that there is breakfast for Neptune Suite and higher occupants in the Pinnacle grill. A couple of questions: 1. Is this true? 2. Is there an upcharge like lunch and dinner? 3. What is the menu like? 4. What is the difference between here, Lido, or Main Dining Room for breakfast?
  23. Anyone know the fees for the hydro pool on the Eurodam, I'm mainly looking for a day or half day fee, not the whole cruise. Thanks
  24. What non-alcoholic beer is served on Eurodam / HAL? Although I still occasionally drink wine and liquor, I have switched to non-alcoholic beer. My fave is Clausthaler, with Beck's coming in second. http://www.clausthaler.com/ I have tricked my beer-loving friends into thinking Clausthaler is a craft beer. It's perfect when I "feel like a beer" or when I want something different than water, tea, coffee. Here in Texas you can find it at Specs and Total Wine (I always call first) and more rarely, some HEB grocery stores. I would guess that I could bring on my own non-alcoholic beer since... Via goog, on a 3'rd party web site about what beverages are allowed to be brought on board HAL >> Bottled Water and soda is also allowed (no limit) as long as you carry it on board with you on embarkation day. I tried to find answer to this on Know Before You Go PDF, but only saw the info about how 1 bottle of wine is OK then more at $18 per bottle. So much to read and learn as a first-time HAL cruiser!
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