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Westerdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Westerdam to the Western Mediterranean
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eaglemaniac
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

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 (Florence), and Civitavecchia (Rome). The ship's staff and crew were excellent, food venues were good, entertainment was entertaining, and the experience was generally fun. My lowish rating for the cruise is based on a seeming problem with norovirus throughout the ship (my wife and I both got sick), the lack of exceptionalism in the Pinnacle Grill (they ran out of anchoveys and berries the night we ate there), and the insensitivity of the customer service desk (a shirt ruined by the shop's laundry was not addressed and they either dawdled when asked to get us medical help or bum-rushed us off the ship--lepers of their creation). The Dining Room, Lido, and Canaletto were fine. The Internet program only used PC products; Apple users were neglected. More could have been done with their cooking and wine-tasting programs. The cruise was definitely worthwhile and the ship's crew was mostly outstanding (stewards, servers, cleaning crews, etc.). I think the health concerns caused the pall that prevented me from rating the ship more highly.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VE

The cabin entrance was cramped, but the balcony was spacious and our steward was outstanding. Amenities (fresh fruit, towels, etc.) were nice. On the last day, we lost water pressure and then lost hot water--not sure why. New TVs are nice.

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Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Beautiful village.

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