Just got back from a cruise on the Westerdam with my husband, daughter, and her 4 year old son. We stayed in a typical balcony cabin while our daughter and grandson had an interior cabin. While there are a few reviews of this cruise on the internet I had a difficult time finding answers to some finder details in advance and felt it worth sharing:
Boarding – COVID restrictions are completely over for this cruise so the boarding process at the Seattle port only includes a security check (person and luggage) plus a photo ID session. There was a long line waiting to drop off luggage so if you have a small child or two kindly ask the people manning the tent outside of the port building with luggage racks if they will let you drop your luggage off with them so you can go into a much shorter line for people who already checked their luggage in. Your room key will be in a sealed envelope in a cubby next to your cabin’s door. When you leave the ship you can keep your key as a souvenir if you like.
Turbulence – the first night and day are in the open ocean and it noticeably rocked for us but not bad enough to pull out the Dramamine. The water was quite calm in the bays going to and from Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria then slightly rocky out in the open ocean again.