Holland America Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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honeyandhoney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 forum posts
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 ... Read more
eaglemaniac
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Profesora1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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 ... Read more
honeyandhoney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
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 ... Read more
Swice
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
300 forum posts
33 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
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cruise for dancing
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
First of all I want to say about the Pro's and then the Con's Pro's 1) Good quality of food 2) Most of the staff were friendly. 3) The cabin was ok. 4) The dinning experience was good. Con's 1) Doesn't have a dance ... Read more
haleygirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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 ... Read more
celebrating seniors
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
133 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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. ... Read more
LivyLynnVintage
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Firstcruisegal1
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the quality of the food/service on Holland America. The itinerary was wonderful! We did not choose to do any of the ship excursions, but we did a lot of excursions with fellow travelers. ... Read more
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SAWong
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The Itinerary was just what we wanted. Holland America does a good job of highlighting the ports and their history and culture. The ship had just been renovated and I did love the new 'Music Walk' which was one deck with a duel piano ... Read more
cmpuyot
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
We were informed this voyage was the 2nd voyage for the ship since coming out of dry dock for restoration and refresh. While the company certainly did a brilliant job with the refit of the ship, they appear to have fallen far short of ... Read more
Cindy
Member Since 2000
15 reviews
14,340 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are equal opportunity cruisers…we will consider almost any line and choose based on itinerary, schedule, and price. As an example, our last four cruises have been Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and most recently Holland ... Read more
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Gulliver1956
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Well, except for some small points about the shipping company and the boat as: The reserved cabin, Signature Suite category SY "guaranteed", does not correspond with the awarded (6108) Suite SS category, supposedly superior ... Read more
klscaz
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
851 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was the first cruise after dry dock. We did not experience any issues in our stateroom. We did see some steps in the main dining room where the carpet needed to be tacked down. Deck 10 was closed but this was not a problem for us. HAL ... Read more
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Darshan1
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
33 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Based on my experience with the Veendam and now the Westerdam, Holland America Corporate doesn't give its ships enough time in drydock to finish repairs and modifications. That caused major problems for some passengers from broken glass ... Read more
monkeyman18
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise for the destinations especially Dubrovnik and a chance to relive memories of Malta and Gozo. On arrival at the embarkation I could not believe how simple and easy check in went - on board within 30 minutes of ... Read more
HappyTravelFan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the great itinerary. As for embarkation, getting aboard the ship went incredibly smoothly, but then the issues began. The tone set from the beginning was negative. No welcoming glass of juice, much less champagne, ... Read more
jakob71
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
13 helpful votes
We are a married couple, who has sailed with several different cruise lines the last 17 years, also on many Transatlantic cruises. But, this was only our second cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed two nights before the cruise at the ... Read more
NY Librarian
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I enjoyed my first TA cruise a great deal. The service was exceptional, there were plenty of activities to keep you busy on the days at sea - and the price was fabulous. We booked 10 days before sailing. While the pizza on the lido was ... Read more
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Jacaoljo
Member Since 2014
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to see the Panama Canal and Central America countries. This cruise not disappoint. All except the tour in Costa Rica on a boat and a train. So disappointing . On the boat thought we'd see bunches of monkeys and other wild ... Read more
Reefnut
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation was smooth and seamless HAL has everything well coordinated. Our balcony cabin was the same as all signature class ships but our Room stewards were great. Matter of fact as we have come to expect with HAL the entire crew was ... Read more
BioincJohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The cruise was chosen because it went the whole length of the Panama Canal and we wished to visit the ports on the Pacific and in the Caribbean. To that end, we thoroughly enjoyed the climate, environment, people and places all very new ... Read more
Alberta Traveller
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose MS Westerdam for our Panama trip, decidedly for the itinerary. The number and destination of ports compared to cruise duration was exactly what we wanted. All the stops were very interesting. We booked several shore excursions, ... Read more
JeanieCM
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had only taken a 6 day cruise to the Bahamas previously, so felt we were really stepping out to do an 18 day cruise. First of all, we could not praise our room steward, Aziz, and his partner Dan enough. They were friendly, ... Read more
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