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I have to say it was my first cruise and the ship was beautiful and clean. The room was supposed to be partially obstructed, however it was fully obstructed, unless they count the sky as partially obstructed. The staff was awesome! Our room stayed cleaned the entire trip, as I said, it was an awesome staff. Now, the food was okay, more bland than I would like. The portions for scallop appetizer were shamefully small. The food portions were also small, but it also depended on what you ordered. The desserts were okay, but not something you want to have more of, or want in the middle of the night, just because you were thinking about it. They did have a Windows 10 person on board to provide training for windows 10, which was excellent! (I know why? I used my days at sea to learn about my new computer, and I sunburn easily, so I found things to do inside.) The instructor was awesome! Bring a flash drive, so you can have a copy of his training. The entertainment was good, but our trip was charted so we used different entertainment in various areas. (our own DJ, Comedians, and Singer (Patti Labelle, and Ruthie Foster) Now what I didn't like: The staff seemed to only want to use the room key card. I purchased a soda gift card and another for other beverages, I had the room key card and beverage card on a lanyard, and when I wanted a drink I always stated I want to put on gift cards, however they always reflexively used the was room key card. It was annoying to have to go to the front desk and have them remove the charge from room to the gift card. I also felt the massage was entirely to expensive! It was okay, but not worth the cost per person. I also attended the food and wine demonstration located in their Culinary Arts Center, where they prepared Shrimp Scampi with a Curry Mango Butter and Chilled Avocado Soup with fresh Ginger and Lime Cream. I know sounds delicious right? All that attended thought so, however we were not able to taste either dish. They gave each us the recipe for both dishes, but we couldn't taste it. Smelled good too. They did allow us to come up and get a closer look at both dishes. We purchased the pictures they took of us at different events. ($19.95 each pic, 5x7) Nicely done. They did have packages of pictures that started at $3000.00, and of course they try and talk you down to $600 for three Black and White pictures. Disembarkation was very organized and it took only 15 minutes to leave the ship. Smooth exit for so many people.

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Westerdam Cruise Review by BrownEyez66

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)
I have to say it was my first cruise and the ship was beautiful and clean. The room was supposed to be partially obstructed, however it was fully obstructed, unless they count the sky as partially obstructed.

The staff was awesome! Our room stayed cleaned the entire trip, as I said, it was an awesome staff. Now, the food was okay, more bland than I would like. The portions for scallop appetizer were shamefully small. The food portions were also small, but it also depended on what you ordered. The desserts were okay, but not something you want to have more of, or want in the middle of the night, just because you were thinking about it. They did have a Windows 10 person on board to provide training for windows 10, which was excellent! (I know why? I used my days at sea to learn about my new computer, and I sunburn easily, so I found things to do inside.) The instructor was awesome! Bring a flash drive, so you can have a copy of his training.

The entertainment was good, but our trip was charted so we used different entertainment in various areas. (our own DJ, Comedians, and Singer (Patti Labelle, and Ruthie Foster) Now what I didn't like: The staff seemed to only want to use the room key card. I purchased a soda gift card and another for other beverages, I had the room key card and beverage card on a lanyard, and when I wanted a drink I always stated I want to put on gift cards, however they always reflexively used the was room key card. It was annoying to have to go to the front desk and have them remove the charge from room to the gift card. I also felt the massage was entirely to expensive! It was okay, but not worth the cost per person.

I also attended the food and wine demonstration located in their Culinary Arts Center, where they prepared Shrimp Scampi with a Curry Mango Butter and Chilled Avocado Soup with fresh Ginger and Lime Cream. I know sounds delicious right? All that attended thought so, however we were not able to taste either dish. They gave each us the recipe for both dishes, but we couldn't taste it. Smelled good too. They did allow us to come up and get a closer look at both dishes. We purchased the pictures they took of us at different events. ($19.95 each pic, 5x7) Nicely done. They did have packages of pictures that started at $3000.00, and of course they try and talk you down to $600 for three Black and White pictures. Disembarkation was very organized and it took only 15 minutes to leave the ship. Smooth exit for so many people.
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