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Holland America Line : Westerdam

Overall Rating:

Based upon 58 reviews.

Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

Ship

September 2019

Alaska

Pros: People went above and beyond to help ,very clean

Cons: None

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Alaska/Denali

September 2019

Alaska/Denali

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Alaska cruise and land Starting Aug 11. 2019 D9C cruise.

August 2019

Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Seward, Denali

Pros: The Lincoln Center stage programs were exceptional

Cons: Too much advertising for Cruise Jewelry stores, and not enough for Local Alaska stores and items.

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Great Trip

August 2019

Alaska

Pros: Beauty of Alaska, Nice Ship, Entertainment, Educational programs

Cons: Crowds in the buffet

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Wonderful

July 2019

Alaska

Pros: Beautiful landscape and ocean views with a variety of animals noted, including humpback whales, Orcas, seals, otters, and many birds. All the staff were very friendly and very helpful. The room was comfortable and the safe in the room was reassuring. There was a large variety of food that was yummy.

Cons: The trip went too fast.

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Service with Smiles

July 2019

Inner Passage Alaska

Pros: All the crew was amazing in their service, their bright smiles, greetings, sense of humor.

Cons: None

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Touring the Alaska Inside Passage

July 2019

Alaska Inside Passage from Ketchikan up to Denali/Anchorage

Pros: Very clean, comfortable and beautiful ship, staterooms, restaurants and showrooms.

Cons: Signage or directional arrows to indicate location of staterooms might be helpful.

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Cruise to Alaska

June 2019

Alaska

Pros: It was all good and well planned.

Cons: It might have been easier to fly direct from Vancouver to Sacramento rather than a stop in SF.

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Westerdam Asia 17Mar19

March 2019

Asia

Pros: Excellent theater musicals, excellent food selections, clean cabins and professional staff. The tours were excellent.

Cons: Should have more group activities, photo shop could have better backdrops and better photo packages; the promenade was bare.

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fun and relaxing

January 2019

23 Day HAL Westerdan Asia Cruise

Pros: un-pack once

Cons: needed to get another suit case

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alaska 2018

September 2018

anchorage; Denali; skagway; haines; all port cities

Pros: best possible experience

Cons: too short

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Our Alaskan Cruise - First Time Cruisers

September 2018

Alaskan Cruise

Pros: Staff, food, cabins, itinerary, excursions, everything was good!

Cons: None

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Alaska

September 2018

Alaska

Pros: The ship was managed with superior skill and caring by the staff members. The efforts to prevent spread of germs was excellent, even for germaphobes. Choice of foods, dining situations, and variety was excellent. The choices of onshore excursions was excellent.

Cons: We were unaware that the salmon season was over and had a disappointing salmon fishing experience.

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Alaskan Cruise + Land Journey

August 2018

Alaska

Pros: So many exciting things to see and experience

Cons: Deciding not to go to Vancouver, BC the day before embarking

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ALASKA

August 2018

Alaska

Pros: Great and friendly staff; fun activities; great entertainment; great food

Cons: None

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Alaska from Seward to Vancouver

July 2018

Alaska

Pros: Clean, good service, good food, great piano bar

Cons: Tired of BB King on HAL- Entertainment too loud in Mainstage

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Alaska Cruise

June 2018

Alaska

Pros: Beautiful Ship, Excellent Crew, Activities, everything perfectly on time

Cons: Meals in Lido and Dive In not up to par, Speakers in room not working

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Alaska trip

June 2018

Alaska

Pros: Service

Cons: None

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Ladies Alaskan Adventure

June 2018

Vancouver BC

Pros: entertainment, cleanliness, staff

Cons: too many jewelry fliers, pushy spa staff

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Alaska

June 2018

Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Denali, Anchorage

Pros: Excellent service, comfortable rooms, great entertainment

Cons: Inconsistent quality of the food

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Alaska trip

May 2018

Juneau, Haines/Skagway, Ketchikan and Vancouver.

Pros: Too many to list!

Cons: Would have liked for Internet to be gratis. Coffee was a little too strong.

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Our Alaskan Journey

May 2018

Alaska

Pros: Itinerary very good, Food excellent, crew very friendly and responsive to our needs.

Cons: long wait at Pinnacle for dinner

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First Time Cruiser - Loved It!

May 2018

Alaska

Pros: Quiet, classy ship, gorgeous room, friendly crew and service!

Cons: Morning coffee delivered to room was on strong side and a bit bitter, but the service was great.

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We are sailing, forever sailing.....

April 2018

Ft Lauderdale through Panama Canal with Vancouver as final destination.

Pros: Great Cabin, Lido and Dining Room Stewards

Cons: Gym trainer derogatory towards passengers who didn't purchase what he was selling.

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Panama Canal cruise

April 2018

Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver

Pros: entertainment in BB King Blues Club, food in general, Signature Suite cabin, dining room and suite attendants

Cons: production cast dancers, Canaletto specialty restaurant

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Panama Canal Cruise

February 2018

San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale via the Panama Canal

Pros: Service (outstanding), food, entertainment, friendly helpful staff

Cons: Added charges

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Westerdam review November 2018

November 2018

Japan & China

Pros: New Entertainment system

Cons: No more daily Martini sampling at 6pm

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Great New Year's Experience

January 2018

Eastern Caribbean

Pros: Holidays and Birthdays during trip

Cons: Open Seating not great- slow refills at taco bar by pool

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Wonderful Mid-Size Ship

November 2017

Mexican Riviera

Pros: Food, Ship's Decor, Crew, Majority of Entertainment, Activity Selection

Cons: Verandah Stateroom a bit small

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WESTERDAM

November 2017

MEXICO

Pros: Service was excellent

Cons: Theatre entertainment was poor

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Exceeded Expectations

November 2017

Mexican Riveria

Pros: Cleanliness, service, food, entertainment, refurbished

Cons: Cabins a little small & a little dark

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Adriatic Dream

October 2017

Adriatic and Italy

Pros: Ports, Captain and crew

Cons: Wish we could have been on the cruise longer!

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Alaska on the Westerdam round trip Seattle

August 2016

Alaska

Pros: smaller size, good food, i n and out of Seattle , Glacier Bay with Park Rangers aboard

Cons: Victoria late in the day means limited daylight time at Buchart gardens.

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I had an amazing time!

August 2016

Sitka, Victoria

Pros: Everything - really!

Cons: Chocolate milkshakes were terrible...

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Alaksa

May 2016

Alaska

Pros: all good

Cons: none

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Hawaii Tahiti April 2016

April 2016

Hawaii and Tahiti

Pros: As always, the food was great., the personnel were great. Room service was always good. We did appreciate the Pinnacle dinners, the highlight of the eating experience. Hawaii was terrific, as always. We look forward to visiting there in the future.

Cons: I noticed that there were fewer hand sanitizers around the ship compared to the other dam ships. Some of the bathroom fixtures look like they should be replaced. The tour people were under pressure, lots of excursions were cancelled because of bad weather.

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Westerdam Mexico

November 2016

Mexico

Pros: BB King good Blues Club and Stryker in piano bar

Cons: small hot tubs and sauna

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Enjoyable Week on Holland America's Westerdam

October 2016

Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta

Pros: Outstanding entertainment, gourmet food, friendly staff

Cons: A larger facility for playing bridge would have been welcomed.

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Review title

October 2016

Santa Barbara,San Diego,Cabo San Lucas,Puerto Vallarta

Pros: Excellent cabin,very good food,friendly and competent crew.

Cons: Food quality of meat dishes a bit off for a Holland A. Ship

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wonderful

July 2015

alaska

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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Alaska Cruise 2015

June 2015

Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, Ketchican

Pros: Suite, staff, food

Cons: Not enough time in ports

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panama canal reposition

April 2015

panama canal

Pros: Catholic priest on board

Cons: lack of good activities, need more lectures

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Donald - Woody Mull's review

November 2015

Eastern Carib.

Pros: Beautiful ship, spotless, great service

Cons: Dining room food less tasty than buffet. Ship board temp much too cold for old people.

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Eastern Caribbean Cruise

October 2015

Eastern Caribbean cruise

Pros: Great Food, Ships Crew very polite and attentive to the passengers, Ship very clean and organized. Very nice pool facilities.

Cons: Casino slightly smaller than most ships. State room slightly smaller than we wanted to will get larger one next time.

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Holland America

January 2015

Eastern Caribbean

Pros: Everything was excellent, especially the staff and food.

Cons: None

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Escape from Winter

January 2015

Eastern Caribbean, Grand Turks, San Juan, St Maarten, Half Moon Cay

Pros: Great Food, Relaxing, Attentive and Friendly Staff.

Cons: Entertainment was inconsistent; varied from mediocre to very good.

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Alaska for the first time

September 2014

Alaska

Pros: The Ship, Staff, Food and Staterooms met and exceeded our expectations.

Cons: None

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Alaska-Holland America-2014

August 2014

Alaska

Pros: Great Service! Clean and neat rooms service. Great diversity of good food. Good communications with on-shore excursions. Great Salmon Bake!

Cons: Table service at casual dining room could improve. The aggressive alternative life style of the comedian celebrity was too much.

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Anniversary Cruise

July 2014

Alaska

Pros: Stateroom was great. Room stewards were great. Food was good.

Cons: At dinner, waiters taking too much time to take drink cards , slows down the food ordering, and having things start too soon after your dinner time, we were never done! 7 at our table, but as I said, the drink cards slowed them down.

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Alaska cruise - Westerdam, HAL

June 2014

Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria BC

Pros: Smaller ship; excellent service; great itinerary; easy departure from ship at ports.

Cons: Entertainment/shows not as good compared to other ships. On the evening stop at Victoria, we found most shops closed at 4pm and the ship arrived at 6:30, which was a disappointment.

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Alaska cruise

June 2014

Alaska, Victoria, Canada

Pros: Service, smiles, attitude of employees, on time boarding and disembarking, luggage handling with airline

Cons: Prices

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North to Alaska

May 2014

Juneau - Ketchican - Sitka - Victoria

Pros: None

Cons: None

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The Canal

April 2014

Panama Canal, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico

Pros: Location, location, location

Cons: No self-service laundry facilities

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Great trip

April 2014

panama cannal

Pros: new interior

Cons: smoking in the casino except for 1 day/week

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New review

December 2014

Carabbian

Pros: Excellent if not better, super!!!!,

Cons: None

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Our opinion of the cruise.

October 2014

Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon Cay

Pros: Enjoyed the ship very much.

Cons: Weren't impressed with island excursions but it was because we were not into the types of activities they offered and we have traveled so much that the scenery was not that imperssive to us.

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Good Ship

October 2014

Panama Canal--San Diego to Fort Lauderdale

Pros: Service

Cons: Veranda deck mid ship

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7-Day Alaska Round Trip Seattle Cruise

July 2013

Alaska

Pros: Overall one of the top cruises in this market.and category. Disembarkation was very smooth.

Cons: Mediocre coffee and slow WiFi

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