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Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Mediterranean

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One of the most terrible cruise experience I've ever had

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peterceccarelli
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this particular cruise because of the ports, especially the Dalmatian Coast. No other cruise line had this itinerary. We've done many other cruises on other cruise lines, but a first on HAL. Never again. Overall the staff and stateroom service is great. No issue there. The ship interiors are nice enough for a mid-size, middle budget cruise line. Where they miss it is food. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Great 24 day cruise

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bdrcole
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with HAL having previously cruised with Azamara, Celebrity (Elite), NCL (Silver) and Princess. We picked this cruise as it was very port intensive, (18 ports in 24 days with overnights in Venice & Athens) and we had the opportunity to see a lot of the Mediterranean in one cruise. The passengers were a 60+ crowd and if you were looking for entertainment to keep you ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Adriatic Dream

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PiscesMan
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I booked this 12 night cruise because of the interesting itinerary. It was heavy on our much desired Adriatic coast, but also included great and/or new destinations for us such as Kotor, Montenegro, both Valletta and Gozo, Malta, Dubrovnik, Split, and Korcula, Croatia, and Slovenia. The cruise ended in Venice. As stated, a great itinerary. However, our experience on board was far ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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


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


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


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


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


When HAL spoils your vacation

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L_Estrien
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my first cruise and the third for my wife, although it was more than 30 years ago. It was at a friends couple’s suggestion to join them on this cruise and we took the opportunity to celebrate my wife’s retirement, birthday and 25th year of life together. It was not our friends first cruise with Holland America and we felt reassured it would be a carefree cruise. We had read a lot of ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very disappointing

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Ochonochar
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have done numerous cruises of varying durations over the years. Our experience a few years ago on HAL Nieu Amsterdam was very positive so we confidently booked a balcony suite on Westerdam for a 24 night back to back cruise recently. The best description of the ship I can come up with is boring. We were so glad that this was not our first cruise experience because, if it was, we ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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