My name is LynnDee King, and I have had the pleasure of serving as a Cruise Consultant with Cruise Specialists for 14 years and counting. After having the luck to win a Holland America Line cruise at work, I recently returned from a 7-day cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam from San Diego to Mexico.
I stayed in a Verandah Stateroom, which featured a private verandah and floor-to-ceiling windows, which flooded my room with light throughout the day. The service from the crew was impeccable, as always.
The dining room managers, cabin attendants and the wait staff were all charming and quickly got to know everyone by name, adding a personal touch to the voyage.
Favorite Features of the Eurodam
We had a total of three days at sea, which was plenty for me to experience a variety of activities aboard the ship. In addition to the superior service from every member of the staff, I had an especially memorable time at:
- The Aft Pool
- B.B. King’s Blues Club
- The Upper Walking Track
- The Crow’s Nest
The Aft Pool
My favorite place on the ship was the Aft Pool. It’s the perfect place for adults to hang out and unwind after a long day exploring the port cities or simply to revitalize during a day at sea. The pool isn’t heated, which makes it a refreshingly cool respite from the heat of the sun.
B.B. King’s Blues Club
When it came to dancing aboard the Eurodam, no other place was close to holding a candle to the energy and general atmosphere of B.B. King’s Blues Club. Their eight-piece band plays a variety of music, from energetic funk to soulful blues, and finds something to please everyone in the audience. And with a specialty cocktail in hand, you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
Upper Walking Track
It’s normal to feel a little restless when you’re out at sea, which is why the Upper Walking Track is an ideal place to work off some energy. Plus, as you savor all the spectacular views of the ocean, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next fun activity aboard the ship.
The Crow’s Nest
Like many cruise guests, I enjoy taking the time to read during downtime aboard the ship. The Crow’s Nest was the perfect place for me to catch up with my vacation reading. Not only was it scenic with large windows ideal for looking out at the ocean, but also it had a well-stocked bar—the Crow’s Nest Bar—nearby to enjoy a refreshing drink as you read.
Expert Tip: Make Dining Reservations
My number one recommendation for all of my clients is to make reservations for the onboard restaurants whenever possible. That way, you can be seated earlier and avoid the long line you’d have to face if you were a walk-in guest.
My personal favorite dining experience on the Eurodam was at Pinnacle Grill, so much so that I ate there twice. My waiter was extremely polite and helpful. I paired a red wine with the steak and sides and topped it off with cheesecake for dessert. After all, I was on vacation!
No matter your preferences, there will be something for you to do aboard the Eurodam. The handy “When and Where” flyer distributed each evening is the best way to plan out the following day. With the variety of classes, ranging from digital to dance, or activities like trivia, bridge or bingo, you’ll find something to fit your needs.
My favorite port-of-call for this cruise was Cabo San Lucas. The tender ride was short and the promenade along the waterfront was clean and inviting. The town right on the shore, which made it an easily walkable place to explore. While I was in port, I enjoyed live music playing at a local restaurant and tried local beer and chips and salsa.
Are you ready to experience the luxury of Holland America Line’s Eurodam for yourself? Speak to LynnDee King at Cruise Specialists today to begin planning your dream cruise.