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Hal should not of done away with the library. The food was excellent but lacks adequate staffing for the tables in the Lido at dinner time. Pinnacle grill not up to its usual standards steaks not too great. The ports were terrific. Cabin was good. This was more of a family cruise with plenty of children. They would run up and down the halls and at the Lido. Staff was instructed to just let them do their thing. The future cruise consultant was hidden up on deck 10. She could accommodate only two people by her desk. The guests waiting to see her would be left standing in the hallway outside her office, not a good way to sell future cruises. It seems HAL has lost their direction in what it wants to be. It is stuck between the older generation that doesn't spend a lot of $$$ on amenities and the newest generation that want things to do on the ship. The new T.V. system is awesome. Put it on the longer cruises.

The Med in 17

Westerdam Cruise Review by The Runner

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Hal should not of done away with the library. The food was excellent but lacks adequate staffing for the tables in the Lido at dinner time. Pinnacle grill not up to its usual standards steaks not too great.

The ports were terrific. Cabin was good. This was more of a family cruise with plenty of children. They would run up and down the halls and at the Lido. Staff was instructed to just let them do their thing.

The future cruise consultant was hidden up on deck 10. She could accommodate only two people by her desk. The guests waiting to see her would be left standing in the hallway outside her office, not a good way to sell future cruises.

It seems HAL has lost their direction in what it wants to be. It is stuck between the older generation that doesn't spend a lot of $$$ on amenities and the newest generation that want things to do on the ship.

The new T.V. system is awesome. Put it on the longer cruises.
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