Second cruise - not as good

Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2008
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
We recently took our second cruise on the Westerdam (first 2 years ago) and found this time subtle differences in the quality of the cruise. It seems corners were being cut in service. Is that because of being bought by Carnival? Our room was not as spotlessly clean nor were public areas like the elevators and glass on doors as they had been on the first trip. There also seemed to be fewer and less attentive pool stewards. The ports were great - staff entertainment was excellent although personally we were not excited about the other entertainment which did not seem to match with the group on the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was fine, service in the main resturant was excellent and dining times were convenient. We loved the ice cream late at night in the Lido buffet.


3 out of 5
The HAL singers and dancers put on great shows - the variety of the other entertainers was not as good as our first sailing on this ship

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dining staff friendly and always willing to accomodate our request. We celebrated 3 birthdays at our table the same evening and a birthday cake was presented to each person and birthday song sung!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
decor lovely, ship size very nice, but there was a subtle change in cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Only concern was the dust and tables not always cleaned. It appears that the room stewards have more cabins to care for. We actually only saw our steward once or twice on the cruise- bed was always fresh as were towels.

Pros: Lido dining; adult pool

Cons: Staff not as attentive as before

Recommends Westerdam? Yes!

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