Mediocre at best

Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2008
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

Food and Entertainment were mediocre. Don't book this ship unless you want to be underwhelmed or asleep by 9PM every night. Celebirty and Carnival Liberty food quality and service far surpasses this ship. Our first and last HAL trip.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
No better than other ships we've been on (Carnival, Celebrity, NCL, RCL, Princess), lower quality than others.


1 out of 5
Only two good shows out of 7 night cruise isn't fun, it's boring.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Two severe hurricanes damaged the reef and life but still a good dive. Dive shop was far away at 45 minute drive each way, almost on top of Belize border.
5 out of 5
A scuba diving hot spot, never a bad dive on this island. Hurricane damaged parts of the reef but still clear dive with abundant life. I will miss Alexandar, the 45 LB grouper who's no longer there.
3 out of 5
Rained heavily the day we were there. Went shopping and out to lunch. Don't miss Casanovas Italian if you're in the mood, you won't be sorry.
5 out of 5
Clean and well planned spot. Snorkeled right from the main beach and filmed an octopus swimming around.

Pros: The ports of call

Cons: Food and Entertainment

Recommends Westerdam? No.

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