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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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694 Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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This is my 3 rd sailing to Alaska but first time with HAL on this route. Having done several other cruises also to ... Read more
08/14
PROS Embarkation process was very smooth. Westerdam staff were all great—especially Mae & Hazel in the ... Read more
Alaska is absolutely stunning!! WrittenOnYourHeart
08/14
Hands down, Alaska is probably the most stunning place I have ever been. You are surrounded by natural beauty wherever ... Read more
07/14
In 1984, my wife and I were in Anchorage. 1984 was Alaska's 25th year of Statehood and we were blessed to be there at ... Read more
Wife and I are in our 70s but still pretty active working part-time. Arrived at Sea-Tac on 6/19(for the 6/20 departure) ... Read more

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After many years sailing with Carnival, we tried Holland America for our cruise to Alaska. My traveling party (all ... Read more
07/14
Embarkation was very smooth and took 45 minutes upon arriving at 11:30. Had plenty of time to enjoy the Mariners lunch. ... Read more
All in all this cruise was fantastic! This was a 20 anniversary trip with our son and we had been planning for about ... Read more
C+ mrcuddles
07/14
I just returned from a 1 week inside passage cruise on the Westerdam. This was my 16th cruise-only the second on ... Read more
I've been to Alaska twice; first time was on a Princess ship which was very nice. This time I chose Holland America and ... Read more

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This was our first cruise in 7 years, so things have changed a bit. We have sailed with Holland America before and been ... Read more
Pure Alaska teraji
06/14
If you haven’t sailed HAL before, the Westerdam, like most other HAL ships, is smaller and more Mariner ... Read more
When starting to research cruiselines for my 55th birthday trip to Alaska, I went first to a trusted friend and travel ... Read more
06/14
Recently returned from our Alaska vacation on the Westerdam. I didn't really know what to expect having never been on a ... Read more
THE GOOD. We chose to use HAL's Flightease and will use it again. Flightease books your flight(s), transfers, and hotel ... Read more

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I've now taken 5 cruises to Alaska in the past decade, thanks to my wife's fascination with the place--three on ... Read more
this was our 4th cruise with HAL our first on the Westerdam, staying at the recommended hotel the evening before we ... Read more
My wife and I enjoyed seeing Alaska again and experiencing the Holland America approach, the first 2 visits were on ... Read more
05/14
Hi. We are pretty seasoned HAL cruisers, and often treat ourselves to the easy one night repositioning cruises that HAL ... Read more
SUPER, SUPER, SUPER gerempi@nb.sympatico.ca
04/14
We have done three cruises all with the Holland America Line (Eastern Caribbean on the Eurodam; Alaska on the Volendam; ... Read more

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We enjoyed our second cruise on the Westerdam.  Everything went smoothly on embarkation day. We hit a rush of ... Read more
04/14
A Smooth embarkation and an excellent Mariner's lunch set the tone for this cruise. The cabin seemed at first to be a ... Read more
We had cruised one other time on another cruise line and came close to giving up cruising. However, Holland America ... Read more
04/14
We parked at Park and Fly -- great operation. They got us right over to the ship, and we walked right in, put the ... Read more
This was our first Holland America cruise and we picked it specifically to get an older, more sophisticated crowd to ... Read more

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