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Vancouver Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

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Great Pacific Crossing and Asia Cruise

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sunhat123
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fourth HAL cruise in the Asia-Pacific region and we enjoyed it. Westerdam has been refitted in recent years and the ship was in very good shape. Carpets and furniture were clean and well maintained. Public spaces were very pleasant. We had a verandah cabin which was nicely maintained with a modern flat screen TV on the wall across from the bed, and a good bathroom with tub/shower ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Typhoon surprise

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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OldBoot
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We wanted to embark at the Port of Vancouver, Canada as it is a short flight from our home. The repositioning cruise offered a fantastic fare and gave us a chance to visit Japan. We planned to join a land tour once we disembarked in Yokohama. This was our first ocean crossing and it was surprisingly uneventful (weather-wise). Except Typhoon Hagibis was scheduled to arrive in Tokyo the same day we ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A good experience

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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Steveoka
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did 2 back to back cruises from Vancouver to Shanghai on the westerdam. The staff as usual were friendly and very efficient from the room stewards to the waiting staff they were all very pleasant and full of smiles. The food overall was a good standard in all dining locations though a little salty for our liking at times but great presentation and choices. We had a signature suite ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Stellar serving and attendant staff

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Bkstinson
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed Sept 22-29th 2019 and had a positive travel experience made so by the excellent serving staff throughout the ship, in our cabin (thank you Ricki and Ahmad), and dining service (thank you Ari Komang Joseph Izebb and Sudika table 311). Among ourselves, we commented daily on how hard working and pleasant all the ship’s staff were. We ate breakfast and dinner in the dining room, and used ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


From Here to There and Back Again

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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jpeter1936
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

This was our sixth cruise to Alaska, all on Holland America ships. People, I know ask “Why Alaska? Why Holland America? Why the same cruise?” I’ll answer the last question first, “Because we can, because it is the most convenient cruise to take from our home, and because we can afford it”. The Alaska cruise is always a lovely cruise, the scenery cannot be beat, and yes you may encounter some ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


A disappointing cruise completely ruined by a trash beverage manager

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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ChristinaCruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

As a former Hal loyalist, I was excited to cruise again after a short 2-3 years break. I grabbed my son to go with me as my hubby didn’t want to visit Alaska for the Nth time. The first indication that things weren't as rosy as I’d remembered was our embarkation lunch at the Lido. We selected a variety of items from the Asian section (Thai) and the meat was dry, tough and too salty. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Beautiful Roomy Stateroom and Bathroom

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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cablack
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on a number of HAL cruises and this was our first time on the Westerdam, one week Alaska Inside Passage followed by a one week land tour. The Westerdam was remodeled last year and we were impressed with the tasteful decor, (except the odd colorful benches on each floor by the elevators). The decor is understated elegance, neutral colors, with many comfortable public spaces to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


RECONSIDER SAILING ON HAL: Lack of Service Training / System Issues Abound

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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in8ure
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

HAL Westerdam July 14 to 28 Alaska We were on Niew Amsterdam in 2016 and found it to be excellent. We loved it so much, both managers and crew were very friendly and accommodating. Therefore, when an opportunity for an Alaska cruise North and Southbound on the Westerdam came by, we did not hesitate to book the cruise. However, what we experienced was far from our previous HAL experience. It was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Our most disappointing HAL cruise

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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andylen
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was an extended family cruise+land tour of Alaska. My parents were celebrating their 60th anniversary and said the only place they had ever been that they wanted to return to was Alaska. Because we have all had great experiences with HAL in the past and my mom describes them as the "most elegant" and luxurious cruise she's taken, we only focused on them for our planning. Our group ranged ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Pinnacle Penthouse Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Nice ship, average food

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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FloridaKicks
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the Westerdam for the itinerary from Vancouver to Alaska and Denali addition. The ship was very nice, many small bars or sitting areas for when weather was cool. However we had great weather all but one day! Enjoyed BB King Blues bar the most - we prefer blues music anyway and enjoyed the band every night. The Billboard lounge has the “dueling pianos” and they were okay. Did not care ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


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