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Westerdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,100 reviews


Review for Asia Cruise on Westerdam
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Feb 2023
Cabin: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Holland America changed the itinerary several times and the final one was not at all interesting. The food was mostly mediocre and not up to the quality on Azamara, Princess, Cunard or Celebrity. I was looking forward to America's Test Kitchen, but, alas, it was not on board. There were no professional lectures and the man who did the Thailand history lesson was very poor. The tender experience in Phuket was awful. The ship kept running out of things during the short (11-day) cruise: Nathan's hot dogs (the website promotes Nathan's and I was extremely disappointed that by day three of the cruise they were gone), Coke Zero, tonic water. We booked the Italian dinner at Canaletto, but when we arrived for our reservation, the food was pan-Asian. There should have been a notice that they were changing cuisines (I was quite unhappy, paying for an Italian meal and not receiving one). There were far too many PA announcements. Why do they have to do generator tests TWICE during an 11-day cruise? Why do all the announcements for the three crew safety drills have to be made in our cabins--it's very disturbing. The ship is rather dated and could use some updating.

On the positive side, the Signature Suite cabin I booked was great. The crew were friendly and very helpful. The Lincoln Center Stage quartet was very good indeed.

Cabin Review

Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Very happy with my cabin. My only complaint was frequent conversation I could hear outside the cabin.

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