Westerdam cruise to Alaska - not a fan: Westerdam Cruise Review by softball2025
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Westerdam cruise to Alaska - not a fan
The first was the service on board. The staff was NOT friendly OR fun. There just wasn't the "love" that I've felt from other cruise lines. I will say, this was our first Alaskan cruise, so I don't know if it was the destination, the demographic, or what. I am in my late 20's, and my husband is in his mid-30's, and this was our 3rd and we were both completely underwhelmed.
The shows were also lack-luster. They had a comedian 2 of the nights (he was ok), and wish that there had been an actual entertainer (comedian, magician, etc.) each night, instead of the singers/dancers.
The food was relatively good, but I've had better on other cruise lines. If the staff had been more friendly, maybe I wouldn't have noticed the food.
One of the things we DID enjoy was the More actual Westerdam itself - very beautiful ship, and very well-maintained. One place the staff WAS friendly was in the spa. My husband and I did a couples massage, and it was heavenly.
We also enjoyed Juneau (the whale-watching was AMAZING) - Sitka was beautiful, but I could have skipped Ketchikan and Victoria all-together.
My recommendation is if you are NOT a first-time cruiser, and are under the age of 40, I would hesitate taking this cruise if you are looking for a lot of fun, activities, and an energetic staff.
I think next time, we will be cruising in the caribbean or Hawaii again. No more Alaska or Holland for us! Less
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