Westerdam Review

Some hits, some misses

Review for Asia Cruise on Westerdam
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RDMACKAY
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023
Cabin: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)

Westerdam is an old ship. It appears that the latest refresh was for the main areas as they were all very nice and clean. The cabin certainly could use a refresh. The bathtub is very shallow so there is no way an adult can take a bath in there.

The food was as expected although it appears that the meals in the main dining room have shrunk about 40%. There appears to be less waiters with more tables to look after so there were some slow evenings. Food was tasty everywhere including the Dive Bar and Lido. I would not was my money on the Pinnacle as the food wasn’t any better than on the dining room. Lido has a great selection of food for all meals, great staff and moves along fairly well. My one complaint is that if you pay more and become an “Orange” member you get preferential treatment and seating over the 5 star members in the dining room. We found that to be an insult.

Entertainment was just okay which is pretty much the same for all ships in the HAL fleet.

Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)

We were in a semi- obstructed view. Because it was the last cabin in the line for lifeboats we did get a view. There are floor to ceiling windows (about 5 feet wide) so we had the lifeboat in half the window and a full view from the other half. We actually liked it better than the ocean view rooms we have had as the window was so huge. Room is okay except the bathtub, sure could use an update.

Port Reviews

Tokyo (Yokohama)

Loved Yokohama port. Much less busier than Tokyo and Chinatown is amazing especially at night

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