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Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Hubbard Glacier - the highlight of the trip (IMO)
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"Note: We had already paid $29 each for a shuttle to the airport because no one had told us about the free service.) The $750 deal expired 12/31/22 so we decided on a quick, inexpensive Alaska cruise since we enjoyed a similar one on Regent several years ago...."Read More
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Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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kerry2u
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a greatly anticipated cruise. I was delighted to be sailing again on a ship with HA, as I had many grest memories of this company. However it was very disappointing. I purchased the Have it all package. What a waste of money. I only bought it for a couple of glasses of brut wine with meals. But... The wine I tried of x 4 varieties on the first night were shocking sweet ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Amazing service staff, nice size ship, management and entertainment poor

Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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Sallyandtex
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Embarkation. Best we have ever had. Used Verify for Vax and test status, so easy and quick. Cabin. SS category very spacious and clean. Ice delivered twice a day. Cabin stewards and general staff. Amazing, friendly and helpful. Cafe. Awful, awful, awful. Dining room. Good at start, but declined. Nowhere near as good quality as experienced on New Amsterdam 4 years ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


This has to be the worst cruise I’ve been on.

Review for Westerdam to South Pacific

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Dodge7707
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was a 51 day cruise and has been terrible with rubbish entertainment and now on the New Zealand part we have repeated entertainment, even the trivia has the same questions! Don’t waste your money!! A penny pinching cruise line with many cancelled ports. BB kings perform the same songs nightly which gets very boring after a while. The food in the restaurants is very basic with an option to pay ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Holland America Covid

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Salzer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We got a deal on this cruise because they canceled their Tokyo/Vancouver cruise in 2020 because of Covid. The deal was a $750 credit for both of us plus beverage package. The cruise was actually 9/25 to 10/2/2022 round trip from Seattle. (The transpacific crossing in this review heading was actually the following week from 10/2 to?? but Cruise Critic was a bit off.) The $750 deal expired ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Group of 10 young and older adults

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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PattiPB
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

In 2019 we booked an Alaskan cruise, that was rescheduled three times, until finally landing in July, 2022. We had an unbelievable deal for two extended balcony cabins, and it was a wonderful cruise. It was me and my husband (56 years old each), and two of my kids (28 & 24). This year, my brother and his wife (58) and their kids and significant others (all four are 28) jumped on the cruise in ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


The Alaskan Triangle

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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claybball1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Did the typical research for our first cruise and “it” (whoever it is) that Holland America was a good line. Little did I understand that the average age of the passengers was probably 70. The cabin was one of 2 highlights of the so called cruise. It felt more like a ferry than a cruise. The other highlight was an excursion to the Hubbard Glacier (but be prepared to pay $200-1,000 per person for ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


What an amazing cruise!

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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kawailo1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We LOVED our cruise on the WESTERDAM by Holland America Lines..... From the fantastic room to our cabin steward, to the shore excursions and onboard entertainment, everything was top notch. We enjoyed the Exec talks by Rebecca! Gage, our activities director was very engaging and fun, line dancing was a hoot and the 5K to support Ukranian Refugees was a blast. The 8 piece band in the BBKings ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Enjoyed the trip except Victoria

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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marrashadow
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We had never cruised before. This was a new experience for us and every person we spoke to stated how wonderful it was. The room was small we had an interior on deck 7. Food was very good. We did not have issue at onboarding but tip for newbies, if it says you can board at 1pm don't wait that long we got there at 11am and it was full on its way to boarding. We got Verify done but the Arrive Can ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Lots of issues - Mixed bag

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Prescurrie
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on the Westerdam June 12-19 as part of a 13 person family trip. Here is a summary and highlights / lowlights: We are a couple in late 50’s with 2 of our kids (30, 27) and one of their spouses with us. Embarkation was at pier 91 in Seattle and was terrible. Despite doing verifly app, Canada app, doing pre-Covid test appropriately and completing Navigator app, Holland really ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Alaska Vacation!

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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coachmouchet
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I know so many people always complain about Holland America about having low energy, geared to older people, not enough activities, etc. however, I feel that there is a reason. Some people want I high energy vacation, if so, pick Carnival or Royal Caribbean. If you want several different restaurants, then pick NCL. If you want luxury, then pick Seabourn. We have different cruise lines to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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