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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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798 Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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mcasey4640
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was the fifth cruise for my husband and me. Although there were no major problems, we'd rate this one five of five. 1. Pros- nice decor, not as much of a constant sales pitch as other cruises, good cabin crew. We got a good ... Read more
SuperdudeAbides
Member Since 2015
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time cruisers (my dear wife and myself) we read reviews, we did our research. Getting on and off the ship was an art, it was flawless and the airlines could learn a lot. The ship (though old) gave a great first impression and the ... Read more
elizabethbp
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
92 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I booked this cruise because of the rate I got for the Signature Suite. We have only sailed RCCL and it came down to this or the Anthem. However, after I was able to get a decent air fare, I chose HAL. I must say that as a first timer, ... Read more
pdmguru
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We've been on the Westerdam five times since December 2013 all mostly the same itinerary! We love the ship and are very sorry to hear it will no longer be in the Caribbean in the winter. We cruise each December to get away from the cold ... Read more
pattiehou
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Over 30 years my husband and I have been on 13 cruises, this is the 4th with our kids. We have been on 6 cruise lines, and have tried to stay with ships that were newer at the time of each cruise, and have enjoyed mid-sized to large ships. ... Read more

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EWGJ27
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
A friend and I cruised Dec. 12-19 from Ft. lauderdale to St. Thomas and back. I liked the ship. Service is friendly and the veranda cabin was well appointed. Have no real "complaints".......rather a few suggestions. Wish ... Read more
Nova Scotia cruiser
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
325 forum posts
We had not sailed on HAL since 2002. Our last two cruises were with Celebrity so we thought it was time to return to an old favorite. We loved our Signature Suite. Very large and comfortable. Our room stewards were great. The ship is ... Read more
takiso
Member Since 2008
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Dec 5-12, 2015, embarkation nothing out of the ordinary, saw NO no snacks or drinks. On board only 1 elevator working and created a large backup, only 1 Hal rep to point us in that direction. Room, deck 8 was so so, showing signs of wear, ... Read more
ty55
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
This was our second cruise with Holland America. We have cruised on Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity. The ship was fine. It was very clean and the staff were excellent. We had an aft facing cabin on deck 7 which was really nice, and ... Read more
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Bob Schmiehausen
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise over Thanksgiving week was our 30th cruise, with 9 sailing with Holland America. My wife and I arrived at embarkation at approx. 1:30 pm. The queue was seven lines deep and it took approx. 30 minutes waiting before being ... Read more

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dsricart
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Joys of Westerdam Westerdam, November 14-21, Caribbean. 7 days of Caribbean, with two days of which simply at sea going somewhere else. In and out of FLL. Let me start at the end. I think I have been on so many cruises that I am ... Read more
favsox25
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation was easy, arrived shortly after noon, parked at Park N Fly and were shuttled over to the ship quickly. Wish they would have a separate line for those that don't want to get the pre-boarding photo that the cruise lines love to ... Read more
mike_ga
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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

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donken
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
38 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
Dillons4
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
2,235 forum posts
2 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
3 helpful votes
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

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zaxanon6
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
2 reviews
25 forum posts
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
labatsman
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
477 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
22 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

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