Westerdam

3.8 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: M     Refurbished: 12 yrs ago    
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About Westerdam

Westerdam is a medium ship, carrying 1916 passengers and 817 crew, and sails from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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Sailing the Seas

The reason for the cruise was to take in the Panama Canal.  The weather was wonderful... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Good cruise for the price

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The entertainment staff was excellent.  I enjoyed the games and contests.

Food was too salty and garlicky for my tastes causing swollen ankles and bloating.

This was the last Westerdam cruise before drydocking, and the repairs started several days before the cruise was over.  Certain areas became unavailable and chairs were pulled in two days before the cruise ended.

The entire staff of servers and cabin attendants was wonderful, as were the front desk employees.

The itinerary was lovely and the two excursions I took through HAL were fine.Wink

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Sailing the Seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The reason for the cruise was to take in the Panama Canal.  The weather was wonderful for the whole cruise which made sailing for 19 days very enjoyable. So what in the world would you do for 19 days onboard a ship?  We took excursions in most every port which we enjoyed even though we have been to some of the countries prior.  After hitting 3 excursions in a row we were happy to have time at sea to recoup and relax under the warm sunshine with a ice cold drink in one hand and a book in the other!  We dressed for dinner and were happy to be seated with many different couples from around the world which made conversation very enjoyable indeed.  Everyone of the crew on board were helpful and alway patient.  Food was exceptional and my hat off to the head chef, great food prep. Oh, the Panama Canal, it is amazing and if you read the book you need to take a cruise to see it!!  It's amazing or did I just say that!  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Great cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Outstanding staff, entertainment, and food. Would have liked more on-board educational offerings especially about the ports visited. A highlight was presentations by captain and crew about ship operations, their backgrounds, and living conditions on-board.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

One cruise won't do on the westerdam

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The service was exceptional, From dining to cabin state room, everything was at your fingertips, We loved the entertainment, the kind and politeness of crew and staff. The crew of Westerdam really wanted you to have the time of your lives, and we did. We left the ship feeling like it was a home away from home, and we cant wait to return for a future cruise... 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Trip was mostly enjoyable, only real issue was dining. Dining room was good service, food was adequate - but not 5 star. Lido deck was very slow and not the greatest. Seems like the hours didn't match our schedule.

Boat atmosphere was great, I'd say its due for some upgrades in floor covering.

Bars were slow and inconsistent quality on drinks.

Entertainment was OK, but we like comedians and you only had one night.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Mexico Riviera Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great cruise, the whale watching excursion at Cabo San Lucas was the best we've ever had; actually saw whales breaching and doing peduncle slaps, it was amazing.  The tours of the cities of Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta were very good; we had never been to these cities before, so the city tours worked out perfect. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Our first cruise on a large ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The food and the evening entertainment were great.

The staff were incredible.

Would have liked a second day in Puerto Vallerto.

The bridge room was very small - only 4 tables.  Many people came to play and had to leave because

the tables were full.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

7 night mexican rivera

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

ship was very crowded!  long lines for everything.  service in staterooms was slow, often had to wait 30-60 minutes to get ice.  Casino was crowded all the time.  difficult to find on open machine.  very difficult to get service in the casino (understaffed?).  Lido deck was so crowded it was difficult to find a place to eat.  often had to take our food back to the room just so we could sit and eat.  Smoking is no longer allowed on the balconies.  We asked for open dinning, were assigned an 8pm dinner time.  no flexibility on this once you are on the ship.  Evening shows were not the best.  Only stayed for one.  plus with an 8pm dinnner time the only option we had was the late show.  these were crowded too.  often didnt stay for the show because there was no seating.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Mexican Riviera Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Loveexcellent service and clean ship ... Good value for money paid

Remember to take along a good insect repellent since the Zika Virus is still a big problem in Mexico

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

interesante cruzero

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Muy Buena la comida en todos los comedores y la atencion a los dormitories.

 

la limpieza muy Buena, la atencion del personal sobresaliente

 

personal de informacion y tramites , muy profecional.

 

la oficina de los tours muy poco explicativos y los precios muy altos.

 

el entretenimiento estubo muy bien.

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LIDO

The Lido Deck features the gymnasium, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, Lido Pool, Lido Bar, Terrace Grill, Lido Restaurant & Buffet, Sea View Bar, and aft...

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LOWER PROMENADE

The Lower Promenade Deck features the Lower Vista Dining Room, Explorer's Lounge, the art gallery, coffee bar, Windstar Cafe, Pinnacle Grill, the Atrium,...

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PROMENADE

The Promenade Deck features the Upper Vista Dining Room, a photo gallery, Ocean Bar, the Atrium, shopping arcade, Erasmus Library, a perfumery, Java Corner,...

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mfmac43
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Use the side glass elevators on port and starboard--they're much faster than the regular elevators!

GaryBro
Contributor Level: Purser

Had open seating for dinner and that made it very convenient. However, we felt it took too much time so ate at the buffet mostly. Some better choices in the dinning room, but the food in the buffet was great. All drink purchases had an added gratuity (15% I think), so no need to tip.

German8
Contributor Level: Third Mate

For Open seating, we just booked a reservation from day to day and never had to wait to eat in the dining room.

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Price

M

Size

Apr 2004

Built

12 yrs ago

Refurbished

1916

Total Passengers

2.35

Crew to Passenger Ratio

11

Number of Decks

962

Total Cabins

68

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