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Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Great ports of call, OK staff, Terrible ship
"I choose this cruise for one reason only the ports of call, I was excited to get guided tours around, no thinking, no getting lost but after the third terrible excursion, I cancelled the rest of them. Cruise Asia is..."Read More
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crusty guy

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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Great itinerary, wonderful service

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disudds

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We booked the first 16 days of the Far East Discovery because of the amazing itinerary and we were not disappointed. From Singapore to Hong Kong, every port had something wonderful to offer. This was our 8th cruise and our first on Holland America. Unfortunately, the embarkation was horrible. We had a 12:00 check in but had to wait about two hours in the cruise terminal before we could check ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America was awesome despite a very difficult situation.

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Kally Elizabeth

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this Asian cruise due to the itinerary (Ha!!)and visiting Vietnam was on our bucket list. Despite the Coronavirus situation, we thought the cruise was awesome.The Captain, cruise director, hotel director..and the entire crew were amazing. The passengers were kept informed of the ongoing changing situation and everyone ( passengers, as well as crew) became one big family supported each ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


We survived and thrived on the Ship without a port odyssey

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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Holleyho

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I love Holland America more than ever! The first two weeks of the journey visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam were spectacular! Then the (Coronavirus) hit the fan - and changed everything. We became a ship without a port after leaving Hong Kong. It was a terrible situation for our ship's captain and crew, and all of us travelers onboard, especially first time cruisers. They did ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Never again

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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Pltstravel

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Cabin: poorly working A/C, dripping with water on bedding. Moisture running of walls. Overhead bed hinges broken, bed leaning forward/downward. Bathtub would backup off and on. First couple days toilet didn’t work. Used washroom off exploration cafe, only to have urinal contents flush on pants and shoes. Staff knew of problem, but didn’t correct. Didn’t offer immediate help with clothes and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children


Worste ever cruise

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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Dave Williams

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had a 24 day cruise on Zuderdam some years back and was okay. Now HAL have add on costs for everything. Food in Lido and Dining Room all unseasoned with the chicken, pork and beef all tasting the same as it was all cooked together. Sauces are added with a thimble measuring device and are also tastless. Entertainment mostly guest entertainers that get a free part of cruise. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Are they all in training?

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ktaveler2

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have always dreamed of an aft cabin got one one the ship. At first glance we were very disappointed because if was so small, old, and dreary but at least we had an aft view but the veranda was filthy, covered in soot. I asked the cabin attendant if it could be swept at least but he said they don't clean it. Although the view was beautiful I could not sit there because of the filth. I would have ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Loved the Neptune cabin and perks.

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daryllafferty

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first time in a Neptune Suite. We loved the convenience of the concierge just down the hall, the priority dining seating, and breakfast in the Pinnacle Restaurant. We originally signed up for a Signature Suite, but were offered an upgrade to a Neptune for just $250 each on a 15 day cruise. It was well worth it. It will be hard to cruise in anything less next time. My wife ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great people but lacking educational component

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TravelDreamer75

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

This was my second HAL cruise, and I have to say from the top my biggest disappointment was that there were no Educational lectures like I had my first cruise. If this is not a regular HAL experience, I apologize, but my first cruise had college professors in Geology and History that packed the theater with their amazing quality. We also had short language classes before ports to practice how to ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Spacious ship

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irainch8

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Booked this cruise for its itinerary to asia. Rooms are bigger than usual but Westerdam is smaller than other ships we have sailed with so we felt more rocking at sea. Service was excellent, our safe stopped working and they sent someone to fix it within 5 minutes. Food in the dining room was very good and much better than the Lido buffet. Pizza was good but pasta and lasagna were terrible in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Staff really made the cruise enjoyable

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puhleeze

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Have been on HAL cruises before and wanted to see some Asian ports. Would not recommend cabin 4166 if you are inclined to suffer seasickness. This ship was very clean and staff were cheerful and helpful. Our cabin stewards were outstanding and the well trained dining room staff always make sure your dining is enjoyable. Also,The Pinnacle is well worth the extra expense for at least one night. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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