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Holland America Line's Westerdam (it means west) is the third of four Vista Class ships, and a decade into its existence, it continues to do what the line does best -- balance the traditional cruising ...
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756 Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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mike_ga
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Each year I take a cruise with some of my cousins, and some of their cousins. This year we sailed Westerdam. We live in Southeast Georgia (Near Savannah) so we decided just to leave out early and drive down I-95 to Port Everglades ... Read more
arlbc7
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Me and my wife went on our honeymoon on the Holland Westerdam. We had just recently taken a cruise earlier in the year with another cruise line. We wanted to go a step up since this was our honeymoon and heard that Holland had a good ... Read more
Mobiscuit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Headed to the Eastern Caribbean early November. We were late to embark due to flight delays but I think it worked in our favor as there were no lines or wait times to board the ship. We specifically chose HAL as we're a bit contrarian ... Read more
donken
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Fantastic time..always something to do, or just relax.. Pampered and made to feel like you really matter. Food ..omg..food!!!! Always plenty..coffee a tad bitter..but the pinacalle to die for..the fresh raspberries.. the ... Read more
Workinless
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Overall a very good value cruise. We booked a "guarantee" balcony and were given 4175 which is a VC second from the stern starboard side. Despite the location the cabin was very quiet with no noise or vibration problem, ... Read more

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Dillons4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First let me say my husband and I are 53 and 52 and this was our 1st cruise. Checkin, check out and getting our rooms were great. It's was the food and entertainment that was a BIG disappointment. All foods shut down 9:00 or 10:00 and you ... Read more
zackiedawg
Member Since 2004
11 reviews
2,212 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a review of my 9th HAL cruise and 31st overall cruise, onboard the Westerdam for the second time. This cruise was more about the ship, the cabin, and the getaway, as I’ve been to all of the ports recently and often – ... Read more
rlsmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
"Holland America prides itself on its service" Some interesting notes about the service - Our very first night we went to the dining room, and the service was so slow that after waiting for desert for about 30 minutes we went ... Read more
zaxanon6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my 3rd Holland America cruise, and 6th overall. It was certainly not the best cruise, but certainly not totally horrible, either. I'd call it average: not good enough to repeat or strongly recommend, but not bad enough that I'd ... Read more
sodennis
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you are a Carnival cruiser then do not do this ship. My wife's scooter was very, very, very difficult to get into the veranda cabin. All the handicapped had to stand for the safety brief whereas every other ship we have been on the ... Read more

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labatsman
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
432 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation was fast and efficient...It was great to embark and go straight to your room and drop off bags..No waiting.Smaller ship than we are used too but as usual well laid out. I will try to keep this short,ports you can read ... Read more
DeeVeeCS
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a balcony stateroom on deck 6. This was our first cruise with Holland America and our 7th overall. Rather than trying to comment on every aspect of the experience, what I will focus on is what we particularly liked ... Read more
tjahrs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Took this cruise to Alaska with my adult daughter. It started out bad with lost luggage, grease on my jacket from somewhere on the ship during the lifeboat drill and didn't get any better. It was suggested that I hunt down my own luggage ... Read more
Spot_the_cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I'll try to limit this review to mostly the Westerdam, but have to say that Alaska as a destination was amazing! Even though I was skeptical about going someplace cold on a ship, the scenery and wildlife made this a wonderful trip I will ... Read more
mikesdaughter
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Being first time cruisers, we had no idea what to expect once we boarded the Westerdam. The embarkation process started about 11:30 am and moved along very quickly. We found our room on the Rotterdam deck aft #7136. Our luggage was ... Read more

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HBLadybug
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had an excellent adventure aboard the ms Westerdam to Alaska. This was our first BIG cruise. Our accommodations were exactly what we hoped for. Everyone, from the front desk staff to the staff that took care of us and our room were ... Read more
ckpeer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We made a group reservation with our family to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. The entire family was there. Our problems started just after embarkation when we found out that one of the grandchildren who was definitely part of our ... Read more
smknmrz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We treated our grand children, girl 14 & boy 10 from Indiana, on this cruise. Lots of activities including age appropriate clubs for the kids. Swimming is always popular so there were 2 major pools plus hot tubs in the common areas ... Read more
cruiserjack1
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
BACKGROUND: I am 60 years old, and have cruised on dozens of ships. I was solo for this trip. It was my sixth cruise to Alaska and I was looking forward to a relaxing cruise. I was not disappointed! EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION: Both went ... Read more
Catlover54
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
322 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I usually cruise on small luxury lines like SS, Seabourn, or Regent. I signed up for this one-week cruise because it was sponsored by a group I am interested in, with group seminars on board on sea days. I was a bit ... Read more

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Settyboo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were surprised by our daughter Julie and her husband Will with the trip of a lifetime, an Alaskan cruise. Along with them and their 2 children, Catherine 10 and Matthew 6 1/2, we embarked in Seattle, Washington on the MS ... Read more
judi17754
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Never Again on Holland America! My recent trip to Alaska from Seattle on Holland America’s Westerdam, in celebration of my grandson’s 10th birthday, was so disappointing that I will NEVER travel with this line again and I ... Read more
Pandora2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I loved this trip, and Holland America is impressive. Our verandah suite was quite roomy and had a ton of storage space. I’m not sure whether the stateroom description mentions a mini-refrigerator but there is a mini-bar that can ... Read more
ihightower
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Flew to Seattle the day before the cruise and stayed in Pioneer Square. A few homeless around, but the cafes and restaurants around were open late and accommodating. Our hotel had a more than continental breakfast so we ate their prior ... Read more
WeiMin
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first exciting cruise to Alaska and we opted for the inner passage. Decision was made to start from Seattle because our friends were there, could have started from Vancouver and saved a sea-day. Ports of call: - ... Read more

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