Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Holland America
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 9th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default Best Side of ship

Can anyone tell me what the best side of the Eurodam is for the Eastern Carribean cruises.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Kamloops Cruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,130
Default

There is really no good or bad side on a cruise ship . Most days are in port and your at sea in the dark . Only on sea days will there be a difference .
When heading towards Mexico cabins on the left (facing the bow from the stern) will be sunny and heading back to Fort Lauderdale the other side is in the sun. When I cruise I consider most to be good . The only exception is inside cabins on the lowest deck near the bow. Myself & DW usually spent most of the time on deck anyway.
__________________





Ships Sailed:

SS Ithaca , Volendam , Mariner of the Seas (x2) , Veendam , Coral Princess , Island Princess (x3) , Emerald Princess,Sapphire Sapphire (x3),Diamond Princess
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 10:28 AM
johnthed0g's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 2,655
Default

If you think about it it wholly depends on which direction the ship is travelling in in relation to the sun, docking in port is dependent on which way round it docks.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 1,273
Default

I agree with the other posters - there is no good or bad side.

I gather if you are on the Eurodam you are sailing FLL to Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, HMC so sailing south from Fort Lauderdale the sun will be on the port side (left) in the morning and starboard (right) in the afternoon. Coming back the sun will be on the starboard side in the morning.

For no reason at all we usually choose a cabin on the port side of the ship. Just a habit I guess.

When are you going on the Eurodam?

Enjoy your cruise - Eurodam is a beautiful ship.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,805
Default

Yep: It really makes no difference. In port you may dock on the port side or the starboard side. While at sea you "may" have a view of the islands and land going one direction and a sea view when you go the other direction.

Book a cabin that is most convenient for you. If you need to be close to the elevator then book one there. The best location can be on decks where you have cabins above you and below you. These are the most quiet.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

Just planning now for going on the 18th of December. Looking forward to it if it will work out. Any advice about cabins--we are torn between a suite or a regular balcony cabin. Usually we do suites, but most of them at this stage are just guaranteed, with no specific deck or cabin. Little reluctant to try a guarantee rather than knowing exactly where we will be. Any ideas or thoughts on this?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,805
Default

If you want a suite then book a suite guarantee. On Eurodam almost every suite location is a decent one. Unless you have a problem with an aft facing or fully forward suite.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 1,273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowyowl View Post
Just planning now for going on the 18th of December. Looking forward to it if it will work out. Any advice about cabins--we are torn between a suite or a regular balcony cabin. Usually we do suites, but most of them at this stage are just guaranteed, with no specific deck or cabin. Little reluctant to try a guarantee rather than knowing exactly where we will be. Any ideas or thoughts on this?

Better book quickly because we are booked on the 12/11 cruise and when we booked early last May there were very few Deluxe Suites available.

Your cruise is the Christmas cruise so no doubt that is why it's filled up so quickly.

Two months today we leave for FLL - YIPPEE!! Can't wait.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 248
Default

We sailed on the Eurodam on 01/30/10 and had a guaranteed stateroom. We wound up getting the last verandah on the starboard side. We did a lot of walking to the forward part of the ship but the dining rooms were very accessible. It really doesn't matter which side of the ship you are located.
__________________
Skipper's Mom
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Many ports have views from your cabin of, dockside blgs, machinery, etc..best views will be from the top deck...
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old October 11th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Delafield, Wi.
Posts: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to phantomcat
Default

Actually, the point is quite moot as you are not likely to visit Mexico on an Eastern Caribbean cruise. As the name suggests, you'll be traveling East going and West returning. The only difference, perhaps, is if you have a desire to gaze upon a distant Cuba, as it will likely be in view, upon the horizon, for the several hours it takes to pass that rock.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old October 12th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Kamloops Cruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,130
Default

Depending the first port of call they might go strait thru the Bahamas into the atlantic then to south east to San juan etc.
__________________





Ships Sailed:

SS Ithaca , Volendam , Mariner of the Seas (x2) , Veendam , Coral Princess , Island Princess (x3) , Emerald Princess,Sapphire Sapphire (x3),Diamond Princess
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old October 12th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 1,273
Default

We go from FLL out into the Atlantic to Grand Turk to Puerto Rico & St. Thomas; back out into the Atlantic to HMC, so we are no where near Cuba.

In the past when we have cruised past Cuba, you really can't see anything except maybe the outline of an island as it's too far away. A couple of times in the past, Russian jets have flown over the ship checking us out.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old October 14th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: MONTREAL
Posts: 1,985
Default

The best side of the ship is the side that you are on!!!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old October 16th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by earl View Post
The best side of the ship is the side that you are on!!!
I like your thinking--that is one true statement.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old October 20th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norristown, PA
Posts: 89
Default Posh

Back when India was controlled by the British, POSH was the "in thing" on the long cruises to and from India.

POSH meant "Port outbound, Starboard inbound" to be out of the sun.

PapaBear
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old October 20th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Now POSH means Spice
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old October 20th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DFW Metroplex
Posts: 398
Default

The best side of the ship?

The INSIDE!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
boat, caribbean, caribeean, cruise, cruiseline, easter, eastern, eurodam, mexican, mexico, port, riveria, ship, side, starboard

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which side of the ship? birthday cruise Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 May 5th, 2010 07:47 PM
Which side of the ship would be better? mcqmam Alaska 3 October 12th, 2005 01:55 PM
Which side of the ship Familytymetravel Carnival Cruise Lines 4 August 26th, 2005 02:05 PM
Which side of the ship? S&S Carnival Cruise Lines 1 November 5th, 2004 04:12 PM
Is there a best side of the ship to be on going through the Shelley Moore Caribbean & Panama Canal 2 August 8th, 2004 05:14 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1