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Western Caribbean Westerdam Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Underwhelmed

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jillc83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This is my 5th cruise (2nd with Holland America), and I have to say that I was underwhelmed by this cruise. It is evident that Holland America is cutting down on food costs. It seemed like there were less high-end food items to choose from and portions were smaller than usual. There were a few times that we were hungry but the lido buffet was closed. On past cruises, there has been food available ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Pretty good; not quite great

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texasjoe1955
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Just got home from a seven-day cruise on the Westerdam. All in all, we had no major complaints. The week rate a solid B-. There were just a few things that could have made the experience just a bit smoother. Getting hot coffee was something they never quite managed to do. Twice in the main dining room, and twice in the Lido buffet, the coffee was barely hotter than room temperature. I can't figure ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


What's happened to Holland America?

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kenjo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Embarkation and disembarkation not a problem. It was well organised using a number system to filter people on and off. Would work better if everyone could count! Luggage was quickly transferred to cabin. Cabin was showing it's age in some areas but was clean and tidy. Throughout the voyage cabin steward was excellent. The buffet food was of better standard than some other cruise lines, usually ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Last Minute Decision Cruise

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graybear41
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I and another couple decided at the last minute to take this ship as it was reasonable in price and we just wanted to get away. We were assigned what were possibly the last two available inside cabins that were available, which was our choice. The temperature was not really warm enough for a balcony type cabin. Check in was OK. We waited in the terminal for awhile, but once we were ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


This was a theme cruise charter

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Sparkle144
10+ Cruises • Age 90s

DW and I are both retired, S.Fl. residents. This cruise on Holland America's Westerdam was our third "Smooth Jazz" themed cruise. We partnered with another couple to get to the ship, dropping off our vehicle at an area parking facility which has a shuttle to the Ft.Lauderdale port departure point. We arrived at 12:15PM and were aboard within 45 minutes, good timing considering the fact that it ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Good cruise but not great cruise:)

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Kim Fontaine
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Westerdam is a good ship: Easy to get around on and plenty of elevators for us seniors: Embarkation although a wait of over 1/1/2 hours... that might have been our fault; We offered to take the early shuttle as we were ready at that time: We had plenty of seating while waiting and when we did start the process it was less than 1/2 hour until we were seated in MDR for lunch: ( I chose grilled ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


December 2012 Westerdam 7-Day Western Caribbean

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Crew News
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This Dec 2 -- Dec 9, 2012 review of the ms Westerdam 7-Day Western Caribbean is written as my impressions which may or may not conflict with the impressions of others. Pre-Cruise Hotel: We did not have a pre-cruise hotel but came from the Nieuw Amsterdam (NA), Pier 26. Luggage: Our luggage was transported by a porter as we made the short walk across the street from Pier 26. With a new ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great time on the Westerdam

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geoherb
10+ Cruises

We had a great time on HAL's Westerdam the week before Christmas. Our seven-night cruise took us to the western Caribbean: Grand Cayman and Cozumel plus Key West and Half Moon Cay. Precruise: We flew to Fort Lauderdale the night before our cruise began. I booked us a room at the Hyatt Place, 17th Street and Convention Center. I was happy to get that hotel at a good price--around half the price ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Western Caribbean 2012

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talgo
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were glad for the opportunity to ride the M.S. Westerdam out of Ft. Lauderdale for the Western Caribbean. It was cruise number nine (9) for us. We had previously sailed on the Zuiderdam in the Southern Caribbean and the Eurodam in the Eastern Caribbean. As anticipated, the deck plan was already familiar to us as our oft-travelled (five times) Oosterdam and prior voyage on the Zuiderdam as ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Christmas in the Caribbean

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brule
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We arrived at the Fort Lauderdale airport about 11 am, took a taxi to the Port and were on board and in our room by 12 noon. We met our neighbours in the Lido for lunch. It was only their 2nd cruise and they drove to Fort Lauderdale and spent the night before in a hotel close to the Port. We had anytime dining and found the meals in the dining room to be excellent with lots of choices. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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