Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Holland America Cruises

Sail Date: December 09, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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.

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.
Ship Quality
The Westerdam hold 1800 or so people and a staff of 800, smaller ship than what we've been on. Very clean.
Service and Staff
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.
Food and Dining
Excellent food, service a litte slow but over all great.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had the SY catagory, the largest of any cruise line we've been on.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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)
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
Tropical storm Olga hit so they by pasted this port, they should of stopped on the way back
San Juan, Puerto Rico
A lot of road constrution and a lot of shops closed or should I vacant. Normal stores, Coach, Puma, ect.

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