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Westerdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Westerdam to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

My husband and I planned this cruise a while back and looked at a lot of reviews before we booked this cruise. Our age group is between 49-54 and we thought this was a perfect cruise for us. It turned out even better than we could have imagined. Just a piece of advice, if you are into dancing and being up late at night this cruise is NOT for you. Also if you are traveling with children of any age this cruise is NOT for you. The night life on the ship is minimal and so is the entertainment during the day. BB Kings and the Billboard have some fun evening entertainment that we enjoyed. During the day American's Test Kitchen was good but packed so get there early! I wish they would have given you a taste of what they were making. There was live music on the deck by the pool a couple of days but mostly there was music playing over a speaker. This was fine with us and where we spent most of our time. We read and people watched most days.

The ship was on the smaller side and very easy to navagate. Our cabin was nice and our balcony was great! It was always kept clean by our very nice room stewarts. We did not eat in the dining room at all so I can't comment. We ate most of our meals in the Lido Market and the food was outstanding! They served the same food in the Lido Market as they did in the dining room and it was just so much easier picking out what we wanted to eat. The service on this ship was great. The bar tenders in several bars knew our names on the second day and were always helpful.

The ports we visited were very interesting and the excursions were all great! Puerto Chiapas, Mexico was the only bad port. If you are going here please book an excursion because there really is nothing to do except shop at the market by the port.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VE

Our room was spacious and always clean. The bed was great!

Port Reviews


We did the Nicaraguan Treasures: El Viejo & Chinandega

This was a very interesting tour. Our guide was fantastic and seeing the way the Nicaraguans live was educational. The people were very nice we visited a couple of beautiful churches and an authentic market place. Makes you very thankful for what you have!

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

We did not do a tour here but went to the market right in the port. It was fantastic!

Cabo San Lucas

We walked around and had lunch. I would like to visit here again it is a really pretty city!

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