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Westerdam Review

Our First and Last Cruise on HAL Westerdam

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

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Sail Date: Feb 2023

To resume pre-Covid travel, we decided to take up an attractive 2 week fly/cruise package departing Singapore. Having previously sailed on Cunard and Celebrity we sought out a different cruise line,HAL, which was scheduled to visit approx 6 interesting Asian ports. This proved to be a huge mistake.

Amongst the few positive aspects of the line's Westerdam ship is it quirky, modern art deco interior. Most of its physical facilities (main theatre, dining room, 2 pools, gym etc) are fit for purpose, although the sauna is tiny. Our cabin attendants were helpful and, once seated, the serving staff in the dining areas (MDR and Lido) were generally responsive, if a little slow (or over-worked) at times. The (included) wifi worked most of the time and the basic drinks package provided (barely) adequate choice of average quality wines, although draft beer was hard to find.

However, our cruise experience was affected by many shortcomings and disappointments:

Cabin Review

Cabin 8080 is a spacious, well-appointed suite in a quiet area of the ship. However, the mattress was a little soft (with little side support) and the drawers are sticky and hard to pull open.

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