The 2104-passenger Eurodam is the same length and width as the Holland America Vista class ships, but she has one more deck, which adds 63 more staterooms. The Eurodam was launched in July 2008, and the cruise ship was significantly refurbished in December 2015, with new bars, suites, dining venues, and entertainment options added. Holland America Line incorporated many of the popular features on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Koningsdam in the refurbishment of the Eurodam.
The 11-deck Eurodam has classic and spacious public areas, restaurants and cabins.. The Eurodam also features a wide variety of new art, ranging from the Dutch Golden Age to contemporary American to Asian.
The Eurodam sails to Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean. In 2017, the Eurodam was one of the Holland America ships celebrating the company's 70 years of sharing Alaska with travelers. Let's take a tour of this beautiful cruise ship.
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Holland America Eurodam Cruise Ship Overview
A first glimpse of the exterior of the Eurodam shows what a lovely ship she is. The Eurodam is classically beautiful, with a dark blue hull topped with white upper decks.
The Eurodam's eastern Caribbean's itineraries are round trip from Fort Lauderdale during the winter months and are alternated with western Caribbean itineraries, so guests can combine the cruises into a two-week vacation.
The Eurodam sails to Alaska in the summer months on 7-day cruises round-trip to Alaska's Inside Passage. Their cruises demonstrate the great experience the company has with Alaska travel and offer many memorable shore excursions for travelers to enjoy.
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The Eurodam has a classical appearance, with a great mix of tradition and innovation. I loved all the fresh flower arrangements, and the elevator doors are some of the most striking I have seen anywhere (even ashore). These small features and the extensive artwork add to the overall elegant ambiance of the Eurodam.
Probably the most popular additions to the common areas on our Caribbean cruise were the private cabanas surrounding and overlooking the Lido Pool. They can be rented for the day or the entire cruise, and were fully booked for our warm-weather Caribbean cruise. A second addition is a dedicated movie screening room, which has very comfortable chairs.
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A 254 square foot "Deluxe Verandah Oceanview Stateroom" has excellent storage and all the amenities you would expect on a premium cruise line.
It also includes two small items that should be incorporated into all cruise ship cabins. The first is a lighted magnifying mirror, which is perfect for baby boomers (and others) who don't see so well. The second is a small, very bright goose-neck lamp on each side of the bed. One roommate (or spouse) can read without disturbing the other. These two items seem minor, but add greatly to enjoyment of the cabin.
The Eurodam is the first Holland America ship with Spa Staterooms. These 56 staterooms are near the Greenhouse Spa and include special in-room spa amenities.
In December 2015, the suites on the Eurodam were significantly refurbished, with new furnishings and more contemporary baths.
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Past Holland America cruisers will be delighted to find many of their favorite dining venues on the Eurodam. Rembrandt is the main dining room, with either open seating dinner between 5:15 and 9:00 pm or fixed dining with two seatings--5:45 and 8:00 pm. The Pinnacle Grill is a wonderful steakhouse, featuring seafood and grilled steaks.
One of traveler's favorite Holland America restaurants is Tamarind, a Pan-Asian restaurant on the top deck, with an excellent selection of dishes and flavors. Tamarind is also open for complimentary lunch and a special Indonesian Rijsttafel dinner. In addition, Holland America has added Canaletto, an Italian Restaurant open for dinner.
Two changes were made to the dining on the Eurodam in December 2015. A casual New York Pizza restaurant was added, and the Lido buffet was transformed into a casual eatery with a diverse group of stations.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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The bars and lounges on the Eurodam reflect the diversity of the other common areas. The quiet, elegant Silk Den, which adjoins Tamarind, has wonderful views of the pool and surrounding seas from its midship perch on deck 11. The Pinnacle Bar is sleek and modern and located on the busy lower promenade, as is the Queen's Lounge and Northern Lights disco. The Crow's Nest is aft on deck 11 and shares the observation area with the Explorations Cafe and the library. It has comfortable lounge chairs for those who like to put their feet up, read a good book, and gaze over the ocean.
Although Holland America is not known for its night life or party atmosphere, the ship has a terrific mix of onboard evening music and entertainment. One of the best addition to the Eurodam's entertainment is Music Walk, which incorporates three different types of music in three separate venues--B.B.King's Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, and Lincoln Center Onstage.
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Holland America Eurodam Cruise Ship Behind the Scenes Tour
While on the Eurodam, guests can tour some "behind the scenes" areas. It's fascinating to see how things work, and how spotless the crew keeps the entire ship. The tour includes the control center, and it is fascinating to learn how the waste water is treated. It also includes the food and beverage storage lockers and a view of the galley. It's an interesting addition to a cruise for those who like to see how things work.