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We had a 24 day cruise on Zuderdam some years back and was okay. Now HAL have add on costs for everything. Food in Lido and Dining Room all unseasoned with the chicken, pork and beef all tasting the same as it was all cooked together. Sauces are added with a thimble measuring device and are also tastless. Entertainment mostly guest entertainers that get a free part of cruise. Hopeless. Virtually no Christmas decorations od carols compared to previous cruise on QE. Captain went into hidding from day of embarkation. Senior crew almost invisable so complaining impossible. Compared to Zuderdam and QE where the Captain or 1st officer greated you for dinner most nights. Confiscation of passports is also unnacceptable, if you have a mishap on a private tour, you have to return to port to pick up passport from agent before you can fly to catch ship. Will never book with any line in Carnival Group ever again. Next cruise Regent or Seabourn.

Worste ever cruise

Westerdam Cruise Review by Dave Williams

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite
We had a 24 day cruise on Zuderdam some years back and was okay.

Now HAL have add on costs for everything. Food in Lido and Dining Room all unseasoned with the chicken, pork and beef all tasting the same as it was all cooked together.

Sauces are added with a thimble measuring device and are also tastless.

Entertainment mostly guest entertainers that get a free part of cruise. Hopeless.

Virtually no Christmas decorations od carols compared to previous cruise on QE.

Captain went into hidding from day of embarkation. Senior crew almost invisable so complaining impossible. Compared to Zuderdam and QE where the Captain or 1st officer greated you for dinner most nights.

Confiscation of passports is also unnacceptable, if you have a mishap on a private tour, you have to return to port to pick up passport from agent before you can fly to catch ship.

Will never book with any line in Carnival Group ever again. Next cruise Regent or Seabourn.
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Cabin Review

Signature Superior Verandah Suite
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Good cabin, roomy. But the staff throw furniture at each other in the Lido from 0100 to 0400.
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