Westerdam - Eastern Caribbean: Westerdam Cruise Review by keithval
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Westerdam - Eastern Caribbean
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The food was beautifully presented and not too filling, so you never left the table stuffed - altho if you were still hungry the staff would willingly bring extra helpings. My husband had 4 lobster tails on the last formal night and they still offered more! The lobsters were meaty and succulent and cooked to perfection - which can be difficult when cooking for such a large crowd! We had no complaints whatsoever about the food! And the dining experience in The Pinnacle was to die for! It deserves the 5 diamond Award!
We More did our own tours in Tortola and St. Maarten - a minibus tour in the first and a sailing with the Lord Sheffield crew in the latter! Half Moon Beach was Paradise - by far the nicest private cruise ship island we have seen. We thoroughly enjoyed all the entertainment - perhaps with the exception of the first night comedian, but she had a tough audience as everyone was exhausted just getting on to the ship and settled! The ship's dancers and singers did a commendable job and the lighting and sets were magnificent.
All in all, this was the best value for money we have ever had - and it was made extra special by meeting all our CC's for sailaway and farewell parties, thanks to the generosity of one couple who had a huge aft balcony that could accommodate us all!
We will certainly sail HAL again and recommend it to all our friends. Less