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Cruise review of Holland America Westerdam

oldcruiser2 Westerdam 2 Collector cruise.HAL
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It is sad that after 5 previous cruises with HAL my wife and I agree that we

should not take anymore with this cruiseline.

LIDO Meals were chaotic,counter service understaffed and seemed to lack training.Perhaps if they copied the MAASDAM it would work much better.

VISTA DINING ROOM. Very average food. Maitre 'D and all the waiters were very

helpful and friendly.

ALL BARS. Service seemed very nonchalant.BIG turnout during Happy Hours.

ENTERTAINMENT. Poor and also repetitious if you are on the 14 day cruise.

The cruise was marred by having to return to Fort Lauderdale before beginning the second week.

In effect you loose 3 days.1 to sail back to port. 2.A full wasted day in Port

3. to sail back out to the Caribbean where you left off.This a big thing to avoid, compared to a straight 14 days sailing.

Westerdam Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
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Cabin review: Standard Interior Stateroom

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The cabin on this ship was way the smallest we have been in. If we had not asked our very friendly and cooperative cabin steward to split the double into 2 single beds we would have had great difficulty moving around. Our cabin was kept very clean.

Port and Shore Excursions

Port
The island is nothing.

Just consider this a day at the beach.

You can do horseriding an scuba etc .

The ship is so close you can go back up for lunch and return to the beach.

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Port
Very attractive Old Spanish influence. Walk all over the old town only minutes from the Ship. Best duty free liquor prices anywhere. City tour is good.

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Good Duty Free shopping. The town itself is at least a mile walk from either dock. A water taxi is available and recommended.

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Published 03/25/11
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