Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews for Family to the Panama Canal & Central America

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Rusty old lady

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

transafe
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were advised that Holland America was the only way to cruise. This is a smaller ship which was just what we wanted and the Panama Canal had been on our bucket list for some time. We extended our cruise up to Vancouver bringing it up to 19 days in total. The crew were the best we have ever encountered on any cruise line and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Unfortunately the ship ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great time through the big ditch

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

CATandSQUID
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We took this cruise for a chance to see the Panama Canal and all it's greatness. We arrived late at night the day before our cruise and stayed at the Hampton Inn. We checked in online so our room keys were waiting for us. The Hotel was clean and the bed was compfy! We ate breakfast and took a taxi to the ship about 11am. The was no one in line, we went to the check-in counter, they took new ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Westerdam Panama cruise

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

Belmont123
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We had not cruised with Holland America before so we gave it a try. The ship was quite, the bathroom was bigger than the shower rooms on other ships. There were no lectures or line dancing for my wife during days at sea which if it had of rained there would not be much to do. The shows were not very good only the ventriloquist was worth seeing very funny. the food in the main restaurant in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Lovely Canal Trip

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

portsimportant
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This cruise represented a couple of firsts for us; it was the first time we had booked air and transfers with the cruise line, and the first time we had a verandah stateroom, both of those proved to be nice additions to the cruise experience. As this cruise started out of San Diego we took a risk and booked our flight for the departure day as it is only a two hour flight from home and there are a ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Decent Trip

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

CRR Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband had always wanted to cruise the Panama Canal, so this time was his choice. This was our 4th Holland America cruise and it was a decent one, as they all have been, but the overall impression was of mediocrity. The food was OK, the room was clean, our room stewards (Made and Rosa) were excellent, the entertainment was fine, although the Mainstage area was very cold. We also had a ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


A whupping for the Westerdram!

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

jaxgang
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

WE decided to spare Captain Mark Rowden’s blushes. The gallant Yorkshire-born skipper of the Holland America Line’s Westerdam had probably had enough after his vessel was apparently, as the late Frankie Howerd might have said, verily thrice whupped by the Island Princess. Yet earlier, the Island Princess had been the butt of the jokes around his own ship. One of Westerdam lecturers ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Sizzler has better food

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

thisisliving1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

14 of us book a cruise from our bridge club. We notified HAL we needed a table and bridge supplies and they said "no problem" Had we known they wouldn't supply anything we could have brought our own stuff. This where the bad started. LIES, LIES, LIES after they get you money your just screwed. At one point of the cruise at port the closed the kitchen for hot foods saying the power went out. MORE ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

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Panama Canal

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

Gravlax
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

Excellent value and an excellent ship. We opted for a Signature Suite 6045 which was well worth the money. Room Stewards (Nyoman and Yusep) were attentive and always accommodating with a smile. We had thoughts of opting for the upscale restaurants, but elected not to do so since the regular food service and quality were very good. Our Wine Steward, Yohan, was exceptional and most helpful. Being ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Fantastic!

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

sack813
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I planned this cruise a while back and looked at a lot of reviews before we booked this cruise. Our age group is between 49-54 and we thought this was a perfect cruise for us. It turned out even better than we could have imagined. Just a piece of advice, if you are into dancing and being up late at night this cruise is NOT for you. Also if you are traveling with children of any age ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America Panama Canal Cruise - Disappointing...

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Westerdam

lhandy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise primarily based on timing and the beginning/end points. Less on the cruise line. Holland America met our needs for our criteria. In spite of all that we'd heard about HAL catering mostly to elderly clients, we signed up for a 15 day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. Leaving Ft. Lauderdale, our first stop was Half Moon Cay. Overall, less touristy and was fine for the ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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