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Barcelona to Europe Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Friendly and professional!

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Bluecruising
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Holland America is a quality cruise when it comes to staff and they didn't let us down once again. All staff are quite friendly, professional and helpful. The ship is nice and is a solid 4 and is so because it does have some wear. The food is varied and excellent and they'll go out of their way to have and serve you just what you want. All you have to do is ask! Room service was exceptional and ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Disappointing

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Go Hols
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fourth Mediterranean cruise, our first with Holland America, the other 3 with Celebrity - Unfortunately we were disappointed with parts of the Holland American cruise. Overall, the ship was clean and the staff pleasant. We were in a balcony cabin which was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. We found the food in all areas of a high standard and on par with Celebrity but there ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


LIving the suite life on the Westerdam

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mlarocca
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did a 12 day cruise out of Barcelona ending in Rome on the Westerdam in September, 2017 in celebration of a friend's retirement. We have sailed many times with other cruise lines (Oceania, Norwegian, Celebrity) but had never before sailed with Holland America. We booked a year and a half in advance and had booked veranda with balcony staterooms that were aft facing and adjoining our friends. ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Everything was perfect

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draftxhorselover
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Although I have nothing to compare it to, I thought the cruise was perfect! We went with a couple who were experienced cruisers and they were pleased as well. I'll break it down in sections: 1)Food- sophisticated and elegant choices. Each night we had dinner in the main dining room with the exception of one night at the Pinnacle Grill/Selle de Mere. The service was extraordinary and top ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


First Time Cruise Adventure

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marshajc
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

We chose the 24-day Mediterranean Adriatic cruise on HAL Westerdam for three reasons: friends had taken it and recommended it; it was going to several ports in Croatia and we were interested in sampling that country; it began in Barcelona and ended in Venice, two of our favorite cities and we spent extra days in each. We had never taken a cruise before, except for a 7-day gulet in Turkey, which ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Lovely First Mediterranean Cruise

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anne1944
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted to experience ports in the Mediterranean and this cruise offered the ones I wanted to see. The ship after being updated is very nice. My cabin was a guarantee balcony 5120 that was very nice. It was midship which turned out to be great when we had a very rough sea day. Holland America diverted the cruise from Calvi to Ajaccio due to the fact that using tenders would have been ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


10-Day Mediterranean Cruise!

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ChinaShrek
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this cruise because we received a great deal on the price and we liked the ports listed. The cruise started in Rome and ended in Venice with an overnight. I originally booked a Balcony Guarantee cabin, but approximately three before the cruise, I received an email from HAL offering an upgrade to a Signature Suite at a reduced price. I took the upgrade and was assigned 6070. The cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Westerdam Western Riviera Cruise 12-day

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SweetSue325
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise because we had never been to Spain and we like the Holland cruises. Two sea days and 10 ports. Stayed 2 days in Ramblas district of Barcelona before our cruise and loved the city! Didn't book any of the Holland cruises because they were too expensive so made arrangements for tours before we left home. Dining room service was impeccable and most of the dinners were ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Westerdam Western Riviera 12 Day Barcelona to Rome

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Janet 72
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I am a 3 star Mariner so I've done my share of HAL cruises. The changes HAL is making to update the ship are not all positive. They have removed the library and replaced it with a few books about Holland (we were sailing in the Mediterranean) and a reader's swap. I believe we were the first sailing since this change was made so there were very few books in the exchange. One reason we had ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Norovirus

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Profesora1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Great ports of call but many days lost to illness. I have cruised eight previous times and this is the first time I have ever been sick. That being said---MANY guests were very ill on this cruise. My cabin attendant did an excellent job cleaning my stateroom but I never saw banisters, lounges or elevators being cleaned. Horrible meal at the "Pinnacle". No anchovies for the Cesar Salad and no ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


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