Eurodam: A taste of the East

//Eurodam: A taste of the East

Dinner last night was in the Eurodam’s Tamarind restaurant, and an excellent evening it was. For a modest premium of $15 a head, we ate a delicious Asian fusion meal, served by attentive waitresses.
The restaurant is at the top of the ship, on Deck 11, next door to the Silk Den bar, another haven of tranquility, overlooking the Lido pool area.
Soup was described as Jewels of the Sea, a fragrant lemongrass and sesame broth containing prawn-filled won ton. That was followed by a satay sampler, of lamb, pork, beef, chicken, and prawn, and then a spicy and sweet Vietnamese lamb curry with mint.
If we had really wanted to splash out, we could have washed it down with a bottle of my favourite Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc for $79, but we settled for a more modest Californian Pinot Grigio instead.
The mango cloud dessert was the piece de resistance, a light egg white soufflé topped with fresh mango, together with a scoop of mango sorbet – very refreshing.
Comfortably replete, and with the clocks going forward an hour during the night, discretion was the better part of valour, and it was time for an early bed rather than a couple of hours in the casino.
Today we arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and took a walk round the city walls, built by the Spanish in the 17th Century and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From there we watched the Celebrity Solstice sail in to join us in port, and later in the day the Carnival Triumph also arrived.
Magnificent as the three cruise ships are, they were put to shame by another vessel a little further along the harbour.
The 416-ft Octopus is one of the largest private yachts in the world, and is owned by Paul Allen, who paid for it with the riches he earned as Bill Gates’ partner in Microsoft.
As well as the luxurious accommodation on board, it is equipped with two helicopters, seven smaller boats, and a 10-man submarine.
Luxury even beyond the dreams of Captain Greybeard, although tomorrow we will be taking our own trip in a submarine, on an excursion from St Thomas in the US Virgin islands.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:47+00:00 3 March 2009|Cruise Destinations|0 Comments

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