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Holland America Line Westerdam Inside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Great people but lacking educational component
"This was my second HAL cruise, and I have to say from the top my biggest disappointment was that there were no Educational lectures like I had my first cruise. If this is not a regular HAL experience, I apologize,..."Read More
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Great people but lacking educational component

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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TravelDreamer75
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was my second HAL cruise, and I have to say from the top my biggest disappointment was that there were no Educational lectures like I had my first cruise. If this is not a regular HAL experience, I apologize, but my first cruise had college professors in Geology and History that packed the theater with their amazing quality. We also had short language classes before ports to practice how to ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Great ports of call, OK staff, Terrible ship

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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crusty guy
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I choose this cruise for one reason only the ports of call, I was excited to get guided tours around, no thinking, no getting lost but after the third terrible excursion, I cancelled the rest of them. Cruise Asia is a terrible provider of excursions and does not even give a bottle of water all day. (note average age of traveler is 65+ and the hottest ports of call in the world) The literature ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Fairbanks, Denali and 7 day Alaska Cruise

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Seamore42
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I selected this for the land tour as we had never been to inland Alaska. Was what I had hoped for. Weather excellent for land, but some rain on cruise. Included Excursions , especially Denali bus and train to Anchorage were spectacular. The road in Denali is fast falling away, so may not be available for too long. Saw moose, bears, caribou, sheep. Accommodations were as expected, lodges fine, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Westerdam Not What Expected

Review for Westerdam to Asia

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Chris-Topher
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I booked this cruise mainly due to the itinerary it offered to East Asia, the brand of Holland America was the second reason. The Westerdam is a nice, clean and comfortable cruise ship and offered all the amenities that cruise lines offer. I enjoyed the itinerary and all the ports visited. However, my experience of the Westerdam was a little disappointing and although the staff were polite ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Wonderful cruise, horrible land tour

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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lyonsden
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I love the many changes I've seen on the Westerdam, particularly the decor, which isn't garish like so many other HAL ships. I did find the 'entertainment' to be unbelievably poor, other than one lady who did a comedy/violin act. There was a magician who was laughingly pathetic, and the balance of the shows were performances by the HAL crew, not at all to my liking. We found ways to entertain ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Interior 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


Unbearably loud and cold

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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


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

Traveled with children


Thoroughly average

Review for Westerdam to Mediterranean

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Jo Leggett
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We chose HAL as it was our understanding that this was a better standard than the Costa, Royal Caribbean etc we had been on before. This was our eighth cruise in total and sadly was on a par with our disappointing MSC experience 6 years ago. We boarded in Rome for our 12 day cruise and the process was very smooth and speedy. The ship is lovely - recently modernised and tastefully decorated ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Beautiful Cruise in Mediterranean

Review for Westerdam to Mediterranean

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desmacruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because of the ports in this itineray...Most of those ports were new for us like St-Raphaël (France), Ajaccio (Corsica), Almeria (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), Marseilles (France) and Sète (France) and we were happy to see the ports we went before like Livorno (for Cinque Terre), Monte Carlo and Barcelona....We cruised a lot in the mediterranean but we were happy to find a cruise ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


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