Perfect weather set the tone: Westerdam Cruise Review by lilysdads
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Perfect weather set the tone
Had booked the least expensive outside cabin (H) and was upgraded to a category C which was on the main (1st) deck. I always like the main deck and we were smack in the middle of the ship. Very stable place and it came in handy one night.
The ship overall was fine. Not the most elegant vessel out there but some More nice public areas. For a large ship it seemed very intimate and the service overall excellent. We weren't going for the ship - we were going for the sights and boy did we luck out. Not one drop of rain the entire week. Glacier Bay in glorious technicolor, Ketchikan's Misty Fjords, Victoria, Juneau all wonderful. Even the dreaded Sitka tender problem wasn't one at all - no wait - no hassle. Best of all we made some wonderful friends at our assigned table. We were always the last out of the dining room. Great people and great weather a perfect combination.
Slight issues: gym area for yoga/Pilates way too small, hot chocolate not available most of the cruise (in Alaska!), wish they would adjust the schedule to spend more time in Ketchikan and arrive in Victoria earlier. Victoria was essentially closed when we arrived. Excursions through the ship were VERY expensive. We took one and loved it, but we were able to do a lot on out own. Production shows - talented cast - terrible shows.
Overall - We'd do Holland America again and felt we got a great value for the price we paid. Less
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