Westerdam

3.8 out of 5

Overview

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

Sails from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, San Diego, California, Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Cruises to: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska, Asia & Indian Ocean, Europe - Mediterranean

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Westerdam, Mediterranean Dream

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship was beautiful, unbeknownst to us the ship was in drydock 3 weeks before we boarded, all new decor was very tastefully done, our suite was gorgeous with a very large, (55inch I think), flat screen TV. The bathroom had 2 sinks, large jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The food was good, the staff wonderful. We went to Albania, Greece and Italy and did several of the tours all very interesting, guides very well informed, however several were very strenuous, the terrain is very hilly and uneven surfaces, if you see 3 people in the box for that tour it is VERY strenuous! I don't think I realized that fully. Disembarktion  was the easist i have ever done. This was our 33rd cruise and I can't wait to go back on the Westerdam.

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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
3 out of 5

18 night Circle Hawaii

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overall, good, cabin attendants excellent.  Your time dining needs work, you had to take their times or wait up to 45 minutes.  So glad about the non-smoking on balconies

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: M

  • Total Passengers: 1916

  • Total Crew: 817

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.35

  • Built: Apr 2004

  • Refurbished: 13 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 11

  • Total Cabins: 962

  • Cabin Categories: 68

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mfmac43
Contributor Level: Third Mate
May 15, 2015

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

GaryBro
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 05, 2015

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
Sep 05, 2014

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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