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Venice Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Westerdam
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24 Venice Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews


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MostlyLegal

14 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Wonderful First Mediterranean Cruise

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This was our eighth cruise with Holland America and our second on a Vista Class ship. By far, the Westerdam is at the top of our list and we would sail on this ship again. The ship recently came out of dry dock ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tirroan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bucket list TICK

My wife and I have wanted to do a cruise for sometime. The ports of call were mostly what we wanted to do so picked this cruise. Liked most of the shore tours but would do less full day tours and spend more ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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coachkb

1 Review Written

Highlights of Greece!

The ports were of interest, lots of historical interest. 10 out of the 12 days were port days, I could have stood another day or two at sea as we were very busy. We loved the Lincoln Center and BB Kings, the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sandra Watson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Late summer cruise.

This cruise was actually two -- we in Australia did not realise this until the Rome voyagers joined us. Was it targeted advertising to different markets? We had been attracted by the Greek Islands, and Albania ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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goldenpeach Canuck

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

New and interesting changes on this ship.

I travel mainly Holland America line as I like their itineraries. I have travelled a lot on HAL, and am now 4star mariner. I see evidence of many cut backs in service but this cruise was the first in the last five ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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IMNOFUN

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Staff

This was our first official cruise (other was a get on-get off style), so we just went with friends' recommendation they'd never been disappointed with HAL. Overall, it was a good experience. I cannot commend the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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LadyDi1002

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very pleasant cruise

This is our third HAL cruise. We like the atmosphere and the service on HAL. The Westerdam is very nice, recently refreshed. The cabin was comfy, and big enough for the two of us. There is a small safe in a ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Virgornc

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Refurbished Spring 2017

We chose this ship because of the itinerary: 24 days of Mediterranean allowed us to see all there is to see in that part of the world. Port host Tom from Seattle did an outstanding job of highlighting the upcoming ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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CruiseandGo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AZSam

This cruise was planned 2 years in advance with some relatives. The Westerdam was in excellent condition, the crew friendly, in fact everyone was friendly. I would recommend the ship and crew anytime. There was a ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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DeeDeeJohn

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ports - Poor everything else

We were on a 12 day Greek Island cruise that started in Venice and finished in Rome. We chose the Westerdam because of its ports and day trips. The ports were everything we hoped for. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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rossjensmiles

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A wonderful taste of the Mediterranean

We wanted a long holiday in Europe and the idea of only unpacking once is such a bonus as you get older, we are in our 60's. We stayed in Venice for 2 nights before departure and 2 nights in Barcelona at the end of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Rose Noakes

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fabulous experience in every way possible.

My sister and I had sailed two years ago at Christmas on the Rotterdam and it was such a good experience, we decided on Holland America for our Greece, Italy trip and we were not disappointed. The cabin service was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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tonyinoc

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MS Westerdam 12 Mediterranean dream

This was my first ever cruise so I do not have any reference to another ship. The ship to me was in great shape, everything was clean and new looking. The crew was fantastic always smiling and very helpful. they ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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je_gigote

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Make or Break: Staff & crew make the trip amazing, fellow passengers break it.

As always, service from staff & crew on Holland America defines the excellence of the trip. Crew was always friendly and ready with a greeting, even when it was clear that they were busy, overworked, and dealing ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Firstcruisegal1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful itinerary with some hiccups onboard

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the quality of the food/service on Holland America. The itinerary was wonderful! We did not choose to do any of the ship excursions, but we did a lot of excursions ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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SAWong

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Itinerary

The Itinerary was just what we wanted. Holland America does a good job of highlighting the ports and their history and culture. The ship had just been renovated and I did love the new 'Music Walk' which was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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DeathValleyClemson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise!

Loved this cruise and Holland did not disappoint, except for Tom and his assistant who were no help at all in questions and clarifications concerning an area( in how to get there ) in Naples which HE recommended in ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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cmpuyot

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Terrible Customer Service & Dining Service. Nicely refreshed ship.

We were informed this voyage was the 2nd voyage for the ship since coming out of dry dock for restoration and refresh. While the company certainly did a brilliant job with the refit of the ship, they appear to have ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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CruisinKate1

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

HAL is the BEST for MED cruisin'

We were already in Europe on an extended vacation to see friends when we saw this cruise pop up at a discount price for last minute--two weeks away. I had cruised about 15 cruises, however, never on Holland ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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GenevieveTravels

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mother Daughter Eastern Med. Cruise

This cruise was the second half of a back to back itinerary across the Atlantic and then around the Med. (I`ve reviewed the first part of the cruise separately.) We really loved this cruise`s ports of call. Before ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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JustJudy2010

1 Review Written

This Has It All!

In May 2010, five friends and I had the pleasure of going on a Mediterranean cruise, with two days pre-cruise in Venice, and a four days post-cruise in Barcelona. Through Holland America, we prebooked tours in all ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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fojnh

1 Review Written

Missteps in the Mediterranean on the Westerdam

I wish I could say this was a good cruise that met my expectations, let alone exceed them, but as a repeat HAL passenger I am sorely disappointed in our most recent experience with their product. I am grateful the ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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Grant

2 Reviews Written

Westerdam - Eastern Mediterranean

We flew to Venice through Vienna on Austrian Airlines from Canada. Three days in Venice prior to the cruise put us in the mood for Europe. We spotted the Westerdam on the date of boarding and were very impressed. ...
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Sail Date May 2004


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sneffles

3 Reviews Written

Westerdam - Western Mediterranean

We were on the Westerdam's second-ever cruise, 12 nights, Venice back to Venice, May 2004. Food: average, but the service was slow. Cabin: great closet space, good beds, but repeated attempts by cabin attendant and ...
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Sail Date May 2005


Westerdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family2.53.6
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.54.3
Value For Money4.53.9
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