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Westerdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,092 reviews

The long road to Hawaii and home!

Review for Hawaii Cruise on Westerdam
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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

The Westerdam Circle Island cruise was a perfect choice as it was literally round-trip from our hometown.... Also, we'd heard good things about Holland America and figured we would give it a try...as we are in the process of shifting travel gears to do more cruising in the future.

Two thousand passengers is a whole lot of people to confine in close quarters for a lengthy sea voyage, but with a balcony as respite from the 'Madding Crowd' we were OK with that.

The ship is lovely, well appointed, after removal of the atrium concept others have, felt more like a real ship. The 2017 refurb left things very spiffy looking and well functioning.

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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

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The cabin was nicely appointed and quite comfortable...the bed, bedding and sofa were also quite nice. The bathroom, surprisingly large for a cruise ship...tub with overhead shower. The controls were European and so a bit tricky to figure out at first, but the shower was great!!! Lots of storage space provided in bath. Plenty of hanging space in two closets, but no drawers, just shelving---again, a European concept.

Although we booked a balcony we were unable to enjoy it due to weather: cold and overcast the entire voyage...but, plenty of fresh air when wanted!!

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Personally, Maui is overdone, over crowded and thus, overrated. I know it was 'high season' but elbow to elbow is not my idea of paradise. Took a bus to 'get out of town' and still ended up jammed along side of too many "new best friends" seeking same.

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