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Westerdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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A whupping for the Westerdram!

Review for Westerdam to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Embarrasing or what? Knickers on the balcony!

WE decided to spare Captain Mark Rowden’s blushes.

The gallant Yorkshire-born skipper of the Holland America Line’s Westerdam had probably had enough after his vessel was apparently, as the late Frankie Howerd might have said, verily thrice whupped by the Island Princess.

Yet earlier, the Island Princess had been the butt of the jokes around his own ship.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VE

More than adequate, particularly the size of the balcony. One or two minor niggles in the bathroom but nothing to mar the overall verdict.

Port Reviews

Puerto Vallarta

Crowded streets and not much imagination. Left for an hour at the end in restaurant. Do not recommend


Didn't take an excursion but caught up on emails in very pleasant beachside cafe. Very cheap, too.


Hectic tour of city and boiling mud pots but OK and good value.

Half Moon Cay

Not for us. We stayed 20 minutes. Only for beach lovers and no wi-fi!

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