Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews for Senior to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia)

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The timings for meal were restrictive for us.
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Buffet breakfast was not up to standard.
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Smoking area was best we ever experienced.
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Towel animal zoo, done by all the stewards.  So fun!
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Great 24 day cruise

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Westerdam

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bdrcole
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with HAL having previously cruised with Azamara, Celebrity (Elite), NCL (Silver) and Princess. We picked this cruise as it was very port intensive, (18 ports in 24 days with overnights in Venice & Athens) and we had the opportunity to see a lot of the Mediterranean in one cruise. The passengers were a 60+ crowd and if you were looking for entertainment to keep you ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Adriatic Dream

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PiscesMan
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I booked this 12 night cruise because of the interesting itinerary. It was heavy on our much desired Adriatic coast, but also included great and/or new destinations for us such as Kotor, Montenegro, both Valletta and Gozo, Malta, Dubrovnik, Split, and Korcula, Croatia, and Slovenia. The cruise ended in Venice. As stated, a great itinerary. However, our experience on board was far ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


One of the most terrible cruise experience I've ever had

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Westerdam

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peterceccarelli
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this particular cruise because of the ports, especially the Dalmatian Coast. No other cruise line had this itinerary. We've done many other cruises on other cruise lines, but a first on HAL. Never again. Overall the staff and stateroom service is great. No issue there. The ship interiors are nice enough for a mid-size, middle budget cruise line. Where they miss it is food. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Never again!

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gabrielperez
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This is our third cruise. We sailed with Raphosy of the seas and celebrity reflection both were really good and far superior to westredam in any aspect. The Celebrity was the best. We are not fussy in any sense and don't mind if things are not perfect but this was just a poor experience. And the sad things is it cost us more than the celebrity cruise. We paid quite a lot of money for this cruise ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

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Not the best HAL cruise

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marinermari
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as it was 10 days and in Europe so fitted with other commitments and took us to ports we had visited some time ago. We have completed 14 HAL cruises and this was our first time on the Westerdam. Some of the changes to the Ship seem to be a mistake. The loss of the Library particularly, there are very few books now and the Crows Nest is not conducive to a peaceful quiet read, ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Delighted return HAL customers - but what happened to the Library?

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u7jf
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

After our 24 Day Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream cruise we are now 'rusted on,' Holland America devotees. The food quality and portions were perfect aboard the Westerdam. The staff have all undergone 'enhanced customer-service training,' and it shows! Every staff member we met welcomed us with a lovely smile and warm greeting. We love Holland America's decision to retain attentive pool-side and ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Adriatic Dream

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Westerdam

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machalm16
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised on other lines. This was the first cruise in Holland America and will also be the last. By comparison to Princess, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean this ship was a disappointment. The stateroom steward was excellent but the other service on board was not nearly as good as what we have experienced before. The Guest service desk seemed very inexperienced and did not live up to ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Rough Relaunch But Got Better

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Darshan1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Based on my experience with the Veendam and now the Westerdam, Holland America Corporate doesn't give its ships enough time in drydock to finish repairs and modifications. That caused major problems for some passengers from broken glass in uncleaned rooms to no electricity in the room or no water or no ability to raise the temperature above 58f. (We were relatively lucky. Our key cards didn't ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


One of the best .

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monkeyman18
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise for the destinations especially Dubrovnik and a chance to relive memories of Malta and Gozo. On arrival at the embarkation I could not believe how simple and easy check in went - on board within 30 minutes of arrival. Apparently the ship had been in dry dock and some work would continue during the cruise. A benefit of $200 each for the inconvenience was added to our ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom



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