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San Diego Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Lovely Canal Trip

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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portsimportant
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This cruise represented a couple of firsts for us; it was the first time we had booked air and transfers with the cruise line, and the first time we had a verandah stateroom, both of those proved to be nice additions to the cruise experience. As this cruise started out of San Diego we took a risk and booked our flight for the departure day as it is only a two hour flight from home and there are a ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Decent Trip

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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CRR Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband had always wanted to cruise the Panama Canal, so this time was his choice. This was our 4th Holland America cruise and it was a decent one, as they all have been, but the overall impression was of mediocrity. The food was OK, the room was clean, our room stewards (Made and Rosa) were excellent, the entertainment was fine, although the Mainstage area was very cold. We also had a ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


A whupping for the Westerdram!

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jaxgang
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

WE decided to spare Captain Mark Rowden’s blushes. The gallant Yorkshire-born skipper of the Holland America Line’s Westerdam had probably had enough after his vessel was apparently, as the late Frankie Howerd might have said, verily thrice whupped by the Island Princess. Yet earlier, the Island Princess had been the butt of the jokes around his own ship. One of Westerdam lecturers ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Westerdam Panama cruise

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Belmont123
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We had not cruised with Holland America before so we gave it a try. The ship was quite, the bathroom was bigger than the shower rooms on other ships. There were no lectures or line dancing for my wife during days at sea which if it had of rained there would not be much to do. The shows were not very good only the ventriloquist was worth seeing very funny. the food in the main restaurant in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America doesn't live up to it's reputation!

Review for Westerdam to Hawaii

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MikeyTexasT
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Greed seems to be the drive for Holland America and the parent company (Carnival). The internet service was worse than the old dial up system in the 90's, and at $25. a day or $179. for the cruise, it was definitely not worth it. We signed up, but had to wait for emails and or Text, finally just waited until the next port to answer emails and other communications I liked the Idea of paying ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Unbearably loud and cold

Review for Westerdam to Hawaii

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cruise vol
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary by going to Hawaii to escape cold weather without a long airflight. We have taken numerous cruises with Holland America and enjoyed all of them except that we can notice cutbacks in many areas. First, the good: The staff, in general, was very friendly and helpful, (more on staff heads later). We didn't need much extra, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Amazing destination on a wonderful ship

Review for Westerdam to Hawaii

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esimon
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

A destination we've always wanted to try and it didn't disappoint. Embarkation was as easy and quick a always. Arrived by 11 on board before noon. Ship is absolutely beautiful. Crows nest is reconfigured. Didn't have a problem with it but - there is plenty of room for a larger library, dance floor and a quiet dance group. EXC is ok where it is but there is lots of unused space. New ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


The long road to Hawaii and home!

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Coronado92118
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Westerdam Circle Island cruise was a perfect choice as it was literally round-trip from our hometown.... Also, we'd heard good things about Holland America and figured we would give it a try...as we are in the process of shifting travel gears to do more cruising in the future. Two thousand passengers is a whole lot of people to confine in close quarters for a lengthy sea voyage, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Sizzler has better food

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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thisisliving1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

14 of us book a cruise from our bridge club. We notified HAL we needed a table and bridge supplies and they said "no problem" Had we known they wouldn't supply anything we could have brought our own stuff. This where the bad started. LIES, LIES, LIES after they get you money your just screwed. At one point of the cruise at port the closed the kitchen for hot foods saying the power went out. MORE ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

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Panama Canal

Review for Westerdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gravlax
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Excellent value and an excellent ship. We opted for a Signature Suite 6045 which was well worth the money. Room Stewards (Nyoman and Yusep) were attentive and always accommodating with a smile. We had thoughts of opting for the upscale restaurants, but elected not to do so since the regular food service and quality were very good. Our Wine Steward, Yohan, was exceptional and most helpful. Being ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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