Holland America Cruises

Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 09, 2007

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

Our room was the largest in the catagory of any ship we've been on, the food was the best. Holland America does seem to cater to the older generation, 70, 80's. Not much to do except play bingo or drink and the piano bar with music from the big band era. A lot of scoters, so watch your toes. Slow walking lines for dinner and tendering on and off the ship. I'll try this line again in thirty years.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food, service a litte slow but over all great.


1 out of 5
They had a few nights that were great, one night was a Comedian then another night an Illusionist. The Newly wed game is alway a good laugh, all the ships do this show after bingo.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff seem to be all from the Philippines and one of our waiters in the resturant that you pay extra was from Croatia, not the type of people that should be servers.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Westerdam hold 1800 or so people and a staff of 800, smaller ship than what we've been on. Very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had the SY catagory, the largest of any cruise line we've been on.

Ports Of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
A lot of road constrution and a lot of shops closed or should I vacant. Normal stores, Coach, Puma, ect.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
This town was a mad house, the taxi system getting off the boat to the shops or anywhere is ridicules, they are trying to get thirty people on a shuttle taxi to downtown shops, over and over so if you want to go somewhere else, you're last to get a taxi. Take the a taxi to uptown then get on the ride up the mountain for a fantastic view of the Island, you can have a drink or coffee and a bite to eat.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This is Holland American's rented Island in the Bahamas, they have made it very nice, white sandy beach with all the lounge chairs and you can rent a little house with air cond if you want but do it on the boat so you get one. They have a big lunch with all the fixin. The waiters come along the beach and take your drink orders, you don't have to get up.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Tropical storm Olga hit so they by pasted this port, they should of stopped on the way back

Pros: The food was the best of all cruise lines we've been on.

Cons: I'm in my mid 40's and Holland America is more for people older than us.

Recommends Westerdam? No.

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