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I posted in another thread that i'm booked on Eurodam and was looking forward to the food that is supposed to be highly ranked and was told by other posters that it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. One poster even compared them to Cracker Barrel. Does everyone feel this way? I was looking forward to my cruise. Now, not so much.
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I posted in another thread that i'm booked on Eurodam and was looking forward to the food that is supposed to be highly ranked and was told by other posters that it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. One poster even compared them to Cracker Barrel. Does everyone feel this way? I was looking forward to my cruise. Now, not so much.
Food is probably the most subjective item that people review when they go on cruises. What one person hates, another one will love. For example, on my 30-day Hawaii/South Pacific cruise in 2006 I shared a dining room table with a woman who had a very difficult time finding something on the menu most nights that she could enjoy. She sent stuff back repeatedly, and one night even ordered Mac and Cheese from the children's menu because she said there was absolutely nothing on the regular menu she liked.

Me, on the other hand, I was chowing down with a smile on my face every night. I think there was only one night of the entire 30 day cruise where none of the regular menu items appealed to me and so I just ordered a sirlon steak from the "anytime" menu.

I wouldn't be concerned about the poor reviews on the food. I would go on the cruise with an open mind and see if I liked what was offered. It sounds to me like the Eurodam has a great variety of food, from the Italian place that's part of the Lido, to the Asian Pacific restaurant, to the Pinnacle Grill, to the main dining room, and to the Lido. I just can't for the life of me imagine someone not liking ANYTHING. It just seems unbelieveable to me.

Also, note too that the Eurodam is a brand new ship. Some people like sailing on a ship's first voyage, and that's great for them. Me, I would never do so simply because a new ship has a lot of kinks that need to be worked out, and it will take a few voyages to get them out. You have staff who have never worked together before. They need to get into their groove. You have equipment that maybe some of the chefs are not used to and are still working to learn how to operate properly. You have design flaws ... such as poorly thought out traffic patterns in certain areas, maintenance flaws (things that don't stand up to shipboard use), and the list goes on. That's why I prefer to let a ship sail for about six months before I think about booking a cruise on it.

Enjoy your cruise and don't worry about the reviews you read here and elsewhere. Sure, consider them, but go on your cruise with an open mind and see how you feel about it. Then, come back here and post your reactions in a reader review so that we can all benefit from your experience.

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Thanks Rita. I was about to get discouraged until I read your reply. Then I went and checked my mail and found the lastest edition of Conde Nast Traveler which had a 30 page suplement publication insert called choose the right cruise. They list 10 different catagories for cruisers from Spa ships to Night Owls to Water Lovers. In the section titled A Moveable Feast for Foodies they list only 5 ships and the Eurodam made their list. I guess your right, it's all subjective. Also making their list is Crystal Symphony, Norwegian Jade, Regent Seven Seas Voyager, and Sea Cloud Cruises River Cloud. Not shabby company. Again thanks for lifting my spirits.
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Have been on numerous Holland ships thru the years with 110 days on this line and the food has been great on all cruises. We have been on 40 plus cruises and Holland would be right up at the top followed by Celebrity.Have not been on your current ship but would have to believe it woul be comparable to the other ships. Would also suggest that you also treat yourself to an evening in the Pinnacle with a slight additional charge but well worth it.Enjoy your trip and do not worry about the quality of the food antwhere on the ship.
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Y'all will do fine food-wise. HAL's variety is pretty good and quality the same. You will have a BBQ ashore the day at HMC. Enjoy!


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Food is very subjective. Where you come from and where you've lived make a big difference in the type of food you may prefer. I'm from Southern CA and we have a great many very good restaurants. Not as many as San Francisco, but still a wide variety to choose from.

On our two recent HAL cruises, we found the food to be just barely o.k. Steaks were thin, tough and unbearably chewy. Prime rib tasteless. Turkey dry. The few bright spots were the cheese platters, which were wonderful and occasionally the salmon was pleasant. However, I must say many people appeared to enjoy their food, so this is only our opinion.

I realize that when you are cooking for several thousand people, it's just going to be "banquet food," but I have to admit, we really expected it to be better.

Since you are going on Eurodam (I believe you said), possibly it will be better with the several alternative restaurants they have. Possibly, it varies from ship to ship. We sailed on Oosterdam and Ryndam.

My best advice would be not to expect too much and then, hopefully, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Do let us know how it turns out.
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Indeed. Have had many a $400-500 dinner tab in Southern California and the meals were indeed better. However, we are talking food on a cruise ship rather than a french restaurant in LA Jolla. 8)

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I'm from Southern CA and we have a great many very good restaurants. Not as many as San Francisco, but still a wide variety to choose from.

Since you are going on Eurodam (I believe you said), possibly it will be better with the several alternative restaurants they have.
I also just read that HAL has enlisted the help of Chef Chris Consentino, Head Chef of Incanto in San Francisco. Famous for his annual "Head to Tail" dinner. They've also recuited the founder of Garrison Confections, Andrew Shots for direction in the dessert kitchen. It really sounds like they are trying to step their dining experience up a notch.

Have you been to this Incanto or heard any good things about this Chef?
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Divemaster - I agree food is subjective & so posted in my original post - noting that mainline cruiseship food is generally "banquet food."

Beentravelin - I have not been to Chef Consantino's restaurants; however that certainly does sound encouraging. Keep in mind that each ship has its own chef and interpretations of various dishes. Many issues affect venues with "mass food" operations such as cruiseships & hotels that don't affect individual restaurants. I wrote a weekly restaurant column in one of the L.A. dailies in the late 1990's. While there were many good ones in L.A., San Francisco outdid L.A. hands down (in my opinion only).

I am not trying to discourage you in any way - only to urge you to be somewhat cautious in your expectations. Hopefully, you will enjoy all aspects of your cruise.

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"Have you been to this Incanto or heard any good things about this Chef?"

Did you mean Canaletto, the Italian restaurant on the Eurodam?
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How can Conde Naste have rated and included Eurodam on a list of top food.....already published and at newstands and delivered?

Eurodam's first cruise was July 3 and that was a three day 'Prelude Cruise'. She has just finished her first two 'real' cruises.....two ten dayers.

Makes my faith in anything Conde Naste says a little unsure.
That being said, I have read very good reports of the food on those first cruises. There were 'live from' threads on another BB that contained good comments about food.
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Did you mean Canaletto, the Italian restaurant on the Eurodam?
No. Incanto is the restaurant in S.F. the chef owns. I figured if anyone knew about his restaurant it might give a idea of what to expect onboard.
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How can Conde Naste have rated and included Eurodam on a list of top food.....already published and at newstands and delivered?

Eurodam's first cruise was July 3 and that was a three day 'Prelude Cruise'. She has just finished her first two 'real' cruises.....two ten dayers.

Makes my faith in anything Conde Naste says a little unsure
I would like to think that they had somone aboard one of those first cruises too. But your right, it seems to have made it to press awfully fast. The articles in this suplement don't list authors. Which would tend to make you believe they wrote the review taking HAL's word for it. Makes me a little unsure about them also.
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HAL's food is one of the reasons DH always wants to cruise only HAL.

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Sweet! Can DH (whatever that means) give any insight on what we can expect? Paul Motter really liked the food on Eurodam. Especially the new Tamarind restaurant. He also said the Pinniacle Gril was good. What about Canaletto, the italian eatery?
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Hi Traveler !

DH means Dear Husband. Actually, his name is Mike.

Pinnnacle Grill was very, very good. We loved the elegance of the experience. I actually can't remember what everyone ate, but I do know that the beef is imported from Australia.

There were 6 of us that night, and the dining steward treated us wonderfully.

I have not eaten in the other restaurants.

One of the treats for me, is the beauty of the presentation of the food. They really make it fun just to look at it.

I didn't eat alot on this last trip because the last 15 dayer we took, I gained 12 lbs.
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Oh yes, Traveler, I do remember some things--rack of lamb, lobster (no limit), lots of seafood (we were in Hawaii), specialty cold soups, I think Escargot (not for me !!!)'

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We went on a week aboard Oosterdam to Alaska in 2007. We enjoyed most of the food. We ate at the pinnacle one night and it was very good and ate breakfast there 4 mornings and liked it alot. We ate at the captains brunch and it was a feast of exotic dishes caviar shrimp and the like that was pretty good. There was these two fellows who were just appalled at the brunch and just could'nt find a thing to eat, so these buddies ate carrot and celery sticks and were just so displeased. My dw and I drank the bubbly and sread caviar on a variety of crackers and had a wonderful meal. In the main dining room I got a lousy steak once and sent it back and they brought another steak that was perfect,anytime we did not like something the staff were more than willing to bring us something else. My wife is a great chef and I am spoiled rotten. I did not expect the food to be at the level that she is but we were selective and had a great cruise and good food. One of the best meals we had was on an excursion to the Taku lodge,anyway have a great cruise....MD
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Sassy - "I have not eaten in the other restaurants. "

The reason that you probably did not eat in the other restaurants, is because they are new to HAL and only on the Eurodam at the moment.

Food in the Pinnacle is delicious, isn't it. I always have the lamb chops because the serving of beef is just too much for me. Love the creme carmel for dessert. hmmmmmmmmm
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Sassy - "I have not eaten in the other restaurants. "

The reason that you probably did not eat in the other restaurants, is because they are new to HAL and only on the Eurodam at the moment.

Food in the Pinnacle is delicious, isn't it. I always have the lamb chops because the serving of beef is just too much for me. Love the creme carmel for dessert. hmmmmmmmmm
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Thanks Guys for all the tips. I will try all the restaraunts that I can fit into my 3 day Bahamas cruise. We also booked a cabana on HMC and added the Butler/Food/Drink service. Anyone try this service yet?
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the butler service and cabanas look AMAZING. I am SOOOO jealous! I am sure you will have no problems with the food.... the quality of the food and the quality of the wine list will keep you happy. I was on board the Westerdam in April just for a ship tour and my lunch was... crab cakes, tomato soup (the best I have ever had-I don't even like tomato soup) Aberta Beef Filet... it was truly amazing... quality, the service... the FRESH bread.. something I did not experience on the ship I was on prior to my tour... you will not be disappointed!

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I posted in another thread that i'm booked on Eurodam and was looking forward to the food that is supposed to be highly ranked and was told by other posters that it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. One poster even compared them to Cracker Barrel. Does everyone feel this way? I was looking forward to my cruise. Now, not so much.
to compare cruise food, especially on any HAL ship to Cracker Barrel is nuts, but everyone has his/her own idea about food. I will say, no matter what line, or what class you do have to remember the kitchen is cooking for 100s or thousands of people, so, no, it won't be the best food you have even eaten. Well, maybe it will, if you are accustom to eating only at Outback. BTW, I am not knocking OutBack I really enjoy them, but gourmet, no....

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How can Conde Naste have rated and included Eurodam on a list of top food.....already published and at newstands and delivered?

Eurodam's first cruise was July 3 and that was a three day 'Prelude Cruise'. She has just finished her first two 'real' cruises.....two ten dayers.

Makes my faith in anything Conde Naste says a little unsure.
That being said, I have read very good reports of the food on those first cruises. There were 'live from' threads on another BB that contained good comments about food.
I have never had much faith in Conde Nast. Most of these magazines rate according to how much advertising a company does. At least this is my opinion...

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Nita,
I see you have been on several different cruiselines. Do you prefer CCL, HAL, RCCL, or NCL?
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Bentravelin,
The food on Holland America is consistently a cut above average. In my view the food on almost every line has declined at least slightly in quality over the last few years due to cutting corners to save fuel costs, but I think you will find HAL's fare entirely acceptable, and better than most. Have not been on Eurodam so let us know what you think of her.
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Thanks Rich, I will.
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Been reading another cruise board. Many comments re the quality of food on HAL slipping considerably on all ships by experienced HAL cruisers. Eurodam may be different, being their newest, brightest star. Hope so for your sake.
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LW, as near as I can tell, the quality of food has slipped on ALL ships on all lines. As another poster on another thread on this board said some time ago, I wish they'd just charge $100 or so more to cover fuel costs, and leave the quality of the food high.
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Ditto...the Alaskan fare is sooooooo very good!!
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