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Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

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Nice but have had better

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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icewoz

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

After sailing on Royal Caribbean and Princess several times, we wanted something different and the Westerdam had the itinerary that we wanted. The ship is nice. Some area's a bit dated but overall acceptable. We had a suite which was large, but nothing more special than more room and a large balcony. We chose anytime dining which will probably be the last time. The service was slow and waiters ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


A Holland Disappointment

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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ondond

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had always heard nothing but great things about Holland; less children, elegant ships, no loud music, and the kicker, Great, above board service. This is not what we found. The first thing we encountered was an hour long embarkation. There were 4 metal detectors in the entrance area and only 1 in use, hence the long wait. On our last cruise, we went straight through. Next, we heard of ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A great Westerdam cruise

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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bphman

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We just returned from the January 6th Southern Caribbean cruise and had a well deserved restful cruise on the Westerdam. This was our 24th overall cruise and our 3rd HAL trip, the first 2 on the Maasdam. We are 62 and 57 which fit well in the demographic. We arrived a day early and stayed in the Hilton Beach Resort. Most of the bill was paid for with points. It was very nice but not worth the ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


No rating
Great cruise

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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sswingfieldky

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We got a direct flight from Cincinatti to the airport and from there only a fifteen minute taxi to the ship. The first thing we noticed was how friendly and sweet the crew were. I've been on six other cruises with Princess Royal Carribean and Carnival and this was the best crew yet. I saw several people being rude and ordering them around like slaves and they responded withcurtesy and kindness. ...
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Sail Date: April 2012


Relaxing time on the Westerdam

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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jdvmd

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This is a review of the Holland America Westerdam. We sailed on a seven-night Southern Caribbean voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Aruba, and Curacao with three days at sea. Dates: April 1-8, 2012. We had received a $100 onboard credit for being Carnival stockholders. The captain was Peter "PJ" van Maurik, who joined Holland America in 1994. Cruise director was Jason ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Wonderful relaxing cruise. Best food ever!

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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alwaysckb

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Our cruise was wonderful! This was our first time on HAL. The first thing to mention is the food. We've been on other lines, but so far Holland America wins, hands down on the food. The selection, the quantity, the quality of the food was superb. Of course, there is always room for improvement, but overall, it was stunning. We felt like we were eating at a five star establishment every single ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Wonderful Cruise

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Lintros

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

What a wonderful cruise. The staff on the Westerdam were great. There were plenty of shore excursions for those seeking activities and plenty of places to relax on the ship for those seeking relaxation. I was concerned because our assigned cabin was at the rear of the ship and I can get queasy with the motion of the ocean. Other than the first afternoon at sea when I spent too much time laying ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Oh Westerdam, oh Westerdam....

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Yellowlily

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Oh Westerdam, oh Westerdam.....how do I begin? I was really hoping for more, only to be slightly fooled. Let me start by saying, we are a family in our late 30's and mid 40's with a child in elementary school. We are all seasoned cruisers, this being our 12th cruise and our child's 5th. Having sailed mainly Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and Carnival, we were looking for something different ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Wonderful Vacation

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Cabana Jim

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I chose this 14 day cruise for two reasons. First, we always love a cruise vacation and we were interested in experiencing two 7 day back to back cruises. We always fly to Ft. Lauderdale the day before the departure date. This takes the stress out of airline schedules, flight delays and lost luggage. It is also a relaxing beginning to the vacation. Arrived at the Port ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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Relaxing on the Westerdam

Review for Westerdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Helsinki72

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Background: We are a couple in the 30's from Finland who enjoy exploring the world and cruising as well in a relaxed way. Cruised with Carnival, MSC, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and HAL. Chose the Westerdam because of the ports of call and to check a HAL ship. We took this cruise on March 18th 2012, in combination with a cruise on the Allure the week before. Embarkation: We came off the Allure ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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