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4.5 Editor's Rating
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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699 Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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The main problem we had with this cruise was that Holland America hosted a gospel music program with 850 attendees, who ... Read more
02/15
We booked our cruise directly with HAL and made all of our own arrangements pre and post cruise. We flew to Ft. ... Read more
Classic Cruising shrumster
02/15
If you're looking for a classic relaxing cruise on a beautiful and elegant ship, this is the ticket. The Westerdam and ... Read more
Our party of three all agree that this is our favorite ship ever. If I were asked what made this mellow dame so special ... Read more
01/15
After reading a number of negative reviews, we were wondering if we had made a mistake in booking this cruise. However, ... Read more

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01/15
My mother and I were on the Westerdam 10-17 January. Overall, we had a wonderful time. The food and service was top ... Read more
Escaped the cold EmptyNesting
01/15
As a working couple, we are challenged to find suitable options within our work schedule time constraints. We were ... Read more
We are experienced cruisers having traveled frequently on Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and the now defunct ... Read more
My wife and I along with our two sons booked two cabins on this ship. When we first got aboard, the ship seems to be at ... Read more
Not rated
01/15
I am a single professional in my 40's what went to cruise for a conference that was on this ship. Who knew it had to ... Read more

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Underwhelmed jillc83
01/15
This is my 5th cruise (2nd with Holland America), and I have to say that I was underwhelmed by this cruise. It is ... Read more
01/15
Happy New Year Fellow Cruisers! I have never written a review before, although I certainly have read many of them, so ... Read more
12/14
This was our third cruise on a Holland America ship. The Westerdam did not meet our expectations based on past ... Read more
Not Great UScruisecouple
12/14
The embarkation was seamless, except our wine were taken from our bags which is ok we paid the corkage and were on our ... Read more
After having taken previous HAL cruises, I looked forward to the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Westerdam. I was very ... Read more

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Embarkation couldn't have been quicker. We arrived around 2:00 pm and boarded immediately. No lines or waiting ... Read more
12/14
Booked a last minute inside guaranteed and got upgraded to oceanview. The Westerdam has one of the best crews, friendly ... Read more
I was accompanied by 2 friends, one of which had never sailed before, and the other on their first cruise with HAL. ... Read more
Husband and I had never been on a caribbean cruise and we decided that, with the low cabin prices, it was time to do ... Read more
This was my third cruise on the Westerdam over a period of 7 years. It will be my last. In between I have been on the ... Read more

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12/14
Just got home from a seven-day cruise on the Westerdam. All in all, we had no major complaints. The week rate a solid ... Read more
Service in the dining room was disorganized and very slow. The waiters are having to serve more tables but that didn't ... Read more
So dissapointed DJ Franky
11/14
Where do I start? They said they would have our luggage in our room when we arrived. We had to wait an hour to get ... Read more
This was our 3rd cruise on the Westerdam. Yes, she is not as new as our first but I think they have maintained her ... Read more
Had a most enjoyable two week cruise on the Niew Amsterdam last fall and decided to take a week on the Westerdam this ... Read more

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