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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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665 Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful cruise LINKSMAN
12/13
Just back from our 41st cruise, most have been with Holland America and Princess. The Westerdam is a wonderful ship, ... Read more
12/13
Background information - This was my 10th cruise overall but the first with Holland America. Previously I have sailed ... Read more
Embarkation: Went very smoothly about 20 minutes to get onboard. Cabin: Was on deck 5 forward on Port Side in a ... Read more
Good Time summersigh
12/13
At the risk of sounding like a HAL Cheerleader - The Westerdam favorably lived up to our expectations for our latest ... Read more
12/13
Embarkation went well. Seems like we moved right through the process and got aboard within 30-45 minutes. First ... Read more

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This is our 6th cruise and 1st on Holland America. We are usually NCL cruisers. This is a great ship. Much smaller than ... Read more
12/13
The weather was perfect, although we had rough seas a couple of times, nothing extreme. I enjoyed the serenity, and the ... Read more
The 2013 International Master Gardener Conference was held on board Holland American's Westerdam in September. The ... Read more
We started with a pre-cruise night at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Stirling Rd, a good location, with an easy walk ... Read more
My reviews are sometimes a little different, because the focus of my cruises can be different from others there may be ... Read more

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"Cruise plan great, ship fine, pity about the food” We took a 14 day Panama cruise from San Diego on the ... Read more
Never Again barrycher
11/13
Lets start at the beginning: the embarkation was flawless with the exception that you had to walk up a lot of stairs if ... Read more
Just off the Westerdam. Overall, OK. Advantages/Disadvantages with smaller ship. Limited energy on the ship due to the ... Read more
10/13
We were booked on The Smooth Jazz Cruise so we didn't have a choice of ships. After reading some really negative ... Read more
Happy to be back celticspirit
10/13
HAL is tops for Alaska in many ways. I had not cruised HAL in awhile and was a little concerned that I would be ... Read more

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We went on a theme cruise, The Soul Train Cruise. Everything regarding the actual soul train activities were superb! We ... Read more
10/13
We travelled from the UK to go on this cruise and were not disappointed. The Westerdam is beautiful. I'm a bit funny ... Read more
Great First Cruise KatieDancer
10/13
I cannot compare our August 31 cruise on the Westerdam to any others because it was our first cruise, but we have ... Read more
Cindy: Hi! Welcome to my trip report of my Alaska cruise on HAL Westerdam. Readers: HAL Westerdam? Alaska? Cindy, ... Read more
Awesome Alaska!!!! NextCruisePlease
09/13
This was our 3rd HAL cruise and 12th overall. Cruise dates Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2013. Flew from Phoenix to Seattle via SW ... Read more

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09/13
We love HAL and have completed 10 Cruises with 3 of them just this year with 1 more to do in Dec. Greatest Cruise Line ... Read more
09/13
Sailed Holland America for the first time on my first trip to Alaska. I did my research so I knew that the ship wasn't ... Read more
We arrived in Seattle a day early. We booked with HAL and stayed at the Fairmount Olympian. Hotel was nice and rated as ... Read more
I had high hopes for the Westerdam and HAL. I have previously sailed with Celebrity and Disney and I was hoping that ... Read more
Alaska in August JuliaJon2
09/13
We arrived at the cruise terminal at 12 noon and porters were scarce, so we took our luggage inside the building (and ... Read more

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