Great way to get away from the Holiday madness!!!: Westerdam Cruise Review by cruisrmom
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Great way to get away from the Holiday madness!!!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ports of Call Grand Turk(we rented a golf cart for $60/day and went all over the Island), San Juan(we walked the back side of Fort San Christobal and rode the free trolley to get to Fort El Morro), St. Maartin(we stayed on the Dutch side and shopped, sightseeing and Casino hopped), Half Moon Cay(sea's were too rough to tender inn, so this was cancelled)this is a great port, with beautiful beaches and clear blue water, rent a cabana if you go it is so worth it!
The food in the MDR was great, but the desserts were lacking in flavor and variety.
The entertainment was limited, but the two big shows done by the HAL singers/dancers was wonderful, the Filipino show not worth going. Also I thing HAL could offer more of a variety of onboard activities especially on sea days.
The ship overall was very nice and I would sail her again, the crew and staff were all friendly and helpful. Our wait staff was excellent and we requested them each night since we had open dining. I suggest for those that have the "As you wish dining" make a set reservation when you get on board for the week or you will wait 1hour or more to be seated. We did a 7:30 seat time each night and requested the same table and wait staff, It was great!! I do believe any cruise is in large part what you make of it, I had a fabulous time spending the week with my family and not having to cook or clean!! Thanks HAL for a wonderful week away from the Christmas hustle and bustle!! Less