Disappointing: Westerdam Cruise Review by reh1970
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Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
But back to reviewing our experience with the Westerdam - the Dining room service was terrible; we had an early seating at a table for four. The wait staff acted like novices and that includes the Maitre D. Orders were not delivered as ordered, each evening the waiter had to be reminded to offer us a cup for coffee. Meats tended to be overdone; a pork roast was dry and flavorless, a beef staek was cooked well, when it was More ordered med-rare. Another example of general dining room short coming was on the last day at Breakfast, I was finishing a Danish, reached to take a sip of coffee and the waiter removed the remainder of the uneaten Danish. Another guest at the table make the remark, which pretty much sums it up, "Here's your hat, what's your hurry."
In fairness, our room steward(s) were great and efficient. The remainder of our cruise experience was "ok", not bad but certainly not something to rave about. Holland America has declined, it is not what it once was and may never be again. Perhaps it is the Carnival influence and ownership taking over. Less
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