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It is sad that after 5 previous cruises with HAL my wife and I agree that we

should not take anymore with this cruiseline.

LIDO Meals were chaotic,counter service understaffed and seemed to lack training.Perhaps if they copied the MAASDAM it would work much better.

VISTA DINING ROOM. Very average food. Maitre 'D and all the waiters were very

helpful and friendly.

ALL BARS. Service seemed very nonchalant.BIG turnout during Happy Hours.

ENTERTAINMENT. Poor and also repetitious if you are on the 14 day cruise.

The cruise was marred by having to return to Fort Lauderdale before beginning the second week.

In effect you loose 3 days.1 to sail back to port. 2.A full wasted day in Port

3. to sail back out to the Caribbean where you left off.This a big thing to avoid, compared to a straight 14 days sailing.

Collector cruise.HAL

Westerdam Cruise Review by oldcruiser2

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2011
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom
It is sad that after 5 previous cruises with HAL my wife and I agree that we


should not take anymore with this cruiseline.




LIDO Meals were chaotic,counter service understaffed and seemed to lack training.Perhaps if they copied the MAASDAM it would work much better.




VISTA DINING ROOM. Very average food. Maitre 'D and all the waiters were very


helpful and friendly.




ALL BARS. Service seemed very nonchalant.BIG turnout during Happy Hours.




ENTERTAINMENT. Poor and also repetitious if you are on the 14 day cruise.




The cruise was marred by having to return to Fort Lauderdale before beginning the second week.


In effect you loose 3 days.1 to sail back to port. 2.A full wasted day in Port


3. to sail back out to the Caribbean where you left off.This a big thing to avoid, compared to a straight 14 days sailing.

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Standard Interior Stateroom
Cabin M
The cabin on this ship was way the smallest we have been in.
If we had not asked our very friendly and cooperative cabin steward to split the double into 2 single beds we would have had great difficulty moving around.
Our cabin was kept very clean.
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