Westerdam Cruise Review by HappyTravelFan
- Sail Date: April 2017
- Destination: Mediterranean
After the first few days, the staff went out of their way to be helpful and were very pleasant and friendly.
The size of our veranda room was adequate, but could have been better laid-out—the closet/bathroom area didn’t make it easy for two people to get ready at the same time.
The food was good, but not exceptional. There were unusually short hours for both the dining room and the buffet.
The passengers we met were well-traveled, very friendly, and interesting.
On a positive note, the ports were exceptional. They were all enjoyable, scenic, historic, and at times breathtaking. Most of the shore excursion guides were informative and engaging (with one big exception in Gozo.) The astonishing beauty, wide-ranging history, and charming Mediterranean atmosphere I encountered on this itinerary made this a wonderful trip.
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