Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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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
zaxanon6
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
483 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
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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
Spot_the_cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
19 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
11 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
HBLadybug
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
6 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
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smknmrz
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
3 helpful votes
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
10 reviews
503 forum posts
5 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
Trainer5410
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Took girlfriend on first long cruise. She had never been to Alaska and this cruise was great. Visited Juneau on the warmest day of the year. Locals were actually swimming in the glacier waters. Took tram up mountain and had dinner and were ... Read more
Settyboo
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
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judi17754
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 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
6 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
4 helpful votes
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
bittner.joanne@gmail.com
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Flew to Seattle the day before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Waterfront which was nice and convenient. Hotel arranged a shuttle to the terminal the next day. Very easy embarkation due to the fact that you can carry on your own ... Read more
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ProvWoman31
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers and not sure of what to expect but we had always heard about incredible food and top-of-the-line service. We didn't experience either. The food was mediocre and room service took a minimum of 45 minutes, when ... Read more
stuklein27
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Since this was my first cruise and my wife and I were sort of celebrating my 65th birthday during the cruise. Service in the Lido Dining room was good however the portions were sort of small and if you wanted soda with meals they cost ... Read more
grdane55
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Arrived a the dock at 11:25 am and in our cabin at 11:50am, a new record for me. We stayed in a suite on the 8th floor, great big bathroom, double sinks, jet tub and a separate shower. Balcony had 4 chairs, 2 tables and 2 footstools. ... Read more
Kondur
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
There is an air of dignity in the Westerdam. The ship, part of Holland America’s Vista class, entered service in 2004, but has some sobriety and elegance that contrast with newer more modern vessels. At the same time, the Westerdam ... Read more
ozziefromoc
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
We have been to Alaska before on a land trip, so we did not feel the need to do many excursions. What we did need was a relaxing trip, beautiful scenery, and everything taken care of by someone else. In that respect, the trip was a big ... Read more
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