We chose this cruise as it was 10 days and in Europe so fitted with other commitments and took us to ports we had visited some time ago. We have completed 14 HAL cruises and this was our first time on the Westerdam. Some of the changes to ...
This is our third cruise. We sailed with Raphosy of the seas and celebrity reflection both were really good and far superior to westredam in any aspect. The Celebrity was the best. We are not fussy in any sense and don't mind if things are ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
We were already in Rome and wanted a cruise that left from there. We decided on this cruise because is was 12 days and went to spots that we have never been before and wanted to see. We also like port intensive cruises as we like to visit ...
We choose this cruise because of our past cruise experience with Holland America, ie Alaska cruise 2014, the food was excellent.
This particular cruise the food was very good, but not quite the same as the Alaska cruise. The ship was ...
We had the signature suite Deck 6 Sailed 24 July -4th August
The staff dining staff were exceptional, they went over and above to please you. The drinks staff were polite but you got the feeling they were there to push sales.
We choose this cruise because of the ports in this itineray...Most of those ports were new for us like St-Raphaël (France), Ajaccio (Corsica), Almeria (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), Marseilles (France) and Sète (France) and we were ...
I just got off the ship from a 12 day cruise. I was disappointed as there was no on board things organised, nothing to do, the food was average, the lido deck where the Buffett was had the same food it was tasteless and tasted the same ...
We chose this ship because of the itinerary: 24 days of Mediterranean allowed us to see all there is to see in that part of the world. Port host Tom from Seattle did an outstanding job of highlighting the upcoming ports and had one of the ...
We were on a 12 day Greek Island cruise that started in Venice and finished in Rome. We chose the Westerdam because of its ports and day trips. The ports were everything we hoped for. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Olympia, Delos, Naples were ...
My sister and I had sailed two years ago at Christmas on the Rotterdam and it was such a good experience, we decided on Holland America for our Greece, Italy trip and we were not disappointed. The cabin service was superb, the reception ...
This was my first ever cruise so I do not have any reference to another ship.
The ship to me was in great shape, everything was clean and new looking. The crew was fantastic always smiling and very helpful. they all seemed to remember ...
As always, service from staff & crew on Holland America defines the excellence of the trip. Crew was always friendly and ready with a greeting, even when it was clear that they were busy, overworked, and dealing with a lot of stressful ...
We wanted a cruise that visited the ports of Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona and this one fit the bill.
The ship was disappointing - we sailed on the Royal Princess last year and that was a far superior experience in every sense.
The cruise included visits to a wide range of attractive ports in the Western Mediterranean. From Barcelona, the Westerdam stopped in Cádiz, Málaga, Gibraltar, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Calvi, Toulon, Monaco, Livorno ...
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 ...
We wanted a cruise that visited Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice and this one fit the bill.
We had a fantastic experience with the Royal Princess last year and were hoping to repeat or excel that with this cruise.
Unfortunately this ...
Holland America Westerdam Mediterranean Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona June 2017
While everyone has their own likes and dislikes, there was very little not to like about this cruise on the Westerdam. This ship had been in ...
First of all I want to say about the Pro's and then the Con's
1) Good quality of food
2) Most of the staff were friendly.
3) The cabin was ok.
4) The dinning experience was good.
1) Doesn't have a dance ...
The ports on the cruise itinerary were interesting and new to us and this was our first HAL cruise. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment like the Lincoln Center quintet, the B. B. King singers and especially the Billboard on Board dueling ...
The newly refurbished Westerdam was wonderful.....except on a back to back cruise that they encourage, you get repeat entertainment from the ship's entertainers. One show was a week after the first time. This to me is unacceptable.
We had a really nice trip on the Westerdam. However, it is a far cry from the Holland America trips of the past and really leaves a lot of room for improvement.
Let's start with the good:
- Great cabin upgrade to the Neptune ...
We wanted a long holiday in Europe and the idea of only unpacking once is such a bonus as you get older, we are in our 60's. We stayed in Venice for 2 nights before departure and 2 nights in Barcelona at the end of the cruise, everything ...
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