Eurodam Review: Canada/New England cruise, Sydney

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Today we stopped in Sydney, Nova Scotia, not to be confused with Australia.

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The plan was to spend most of the day uploading some files, but that was a wash. I went to grab some lunch at an Irish Pub and had some mediocre shepherd’s pie. Afterwards I walked back to the ship to do a round of interviews. Sydney is a very walkable town with a big fiddle next to the pier. I guess I didn’t spend enough time there to learn about the whole fiddle thing. 

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This afternoon I had an interview John, the techspert, in the Microsoft Digital Workshop. The interview will air later on the Weekend Travel Show. 

The workshop is pretty cool onboard. They have a handful of free classes they offer throughout the sailing that give the cruise passengers a chance to learn and get familiar with Microsoft programs. 

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Some of the classes offered so far are:

  • Learning the use your digital camera
  • Discover SkyDrive
  • Learning Windows Store and Apps
  • Getting creative with photo editing 
  • Meet Windows 8

John also has one-on-one time set up every day to go over any questions that guests may have. Every time I’ve walked by the room this week it has been standing room only, so people are really enjoying these free workshops. I joked with him asking when he’s gonna teach Mac classes, turns out the contract is exclusive to Microsoft. This is the only free computer workshop at sea. 

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I had an email this morning asking how many dining venues were onboard the Eurodam, so here they are:

  • Rembrandt dining room, main 
  • Pinnacle Grill, speciality steakhouse
  • Tamarind, Asian-fusion 
  • Canaletto, Italian cuisine 
  • Terrace Grill, burger window by the pool 
  • Slice, pizza joint
  • Lido restaurant, buffet for all three meals
Not only are there a lot of places to eat, but also lots to drink!
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The weather has been windy and cool, with highs in the upper 50’s. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to Prince Edward Island, where I have a culinary tour, followed by a day of cruising the gulf of Saint Lawrence. 
Til then.. 

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