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All in all, this was a good trip. The public areas on the ship were very nice, and the staff and service were exceptional. Cabo and Puerto Vallarta were fine, but pretty modern and full of resorts. Mazatlan was more "Mexican," with a nicer vibe. If we ever go back to Mexico, we will go there. We were a little disappointed with our Neptune Suite, since it was in dire need of being repainted, but it was very clean and comfortable. Our wrap around deck afforded us fabulous views. I can't say enough about HAL's staff--they are warm, friendly, and very hard working. We are a bit disappointed with the food in the Vista dining room--too many dishes that were rather strange to us, such as sweetbreads and some horrible lamb my husband tried. Seems like HAL is trying too hard to create unusual dishes which aren't always better than well done less "fancy" food. Dinner in the Pinnacle Grill was fabulous, and food in the Lido was not bad. Entertainment was great--we enjoyed all of the shows.

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Westerdam Cruise Review by oceanshores

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
All in all, this was a good trip. The public areas on the ship were very nice, and the staff and service were exceptional. Cabo and Puerto Vallarta were fine, but pretty modern and full of resorts. Mazatlan was more "Mexican," with a nicer vibe. If we ever go back to Mexico, we will go there. We were a little disappointed with our Neptune Suite, since it was in dire need of being repainted, but it was very clean and comfortable. Our wrap around deck afforded us fabulous views. I can't say enough about HAL's staff--they are warm, friendly, and very hard working. We are a bit disappointed with the food in the Vista dining room--too many dishes that were rather strange to us, such as sweetbreads and some horrible lamb my husband tried. Seems like HAL is trying too hard to create unusual dishes which aren't always better than well done less "fancy" food. Dinner in the Pinnacle Grill was fabulous, and food in the Lido was not bad. Entertainment was great--we enjoyed all of the shows.
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VB 6177
Cabin, a Neptune suite, was aft with a wrap around deck. The deck was wonderful but the room was smaller than Neptune suites on other HAL ships, and in dire need of a new paint job and updates. Still, the cabin was large by cruise ship standards, with a king sized bed, lots of storage, large bathroom and great dressing room. I understand the cabins will be undergoing a total update early next year, which will be great.
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