Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A Caribbean Dream cruise

Sail Date: February 15, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Westerdam is a beautiful ship. While not the newest ship in the Holland America fleet, it is still clean and bright with all the ammenities you expect to find on a fine cruise ship.

Pros: The large stateroom, the food, the shows

Cons: The cost of soft drinks, water or alcohol on board

Recommends Westerdam? Yes!

Service and Staff
In seven days, we never saw a staff member who did not smile and say Good Morning, or something else appropriate. Our stateroom steward fixed 2 small problems (hair dryer and remote batteries) quickly and efficiently. All the staff was great.
We attended 4 shows and all were great - an Elton John tribute, a Broadway show tunes and dance show, a musical variety show and a comedy act. Liked them all
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The food was wonderful! We we went to the Pinnacle Grill one night and it was absolutely perfect. The service and food even exceeded that of the excellence main dining room. And the buffet food was good, too.
Cabin / Stateroom
We loved our stateroom. It was larger than our room on another cruise line, and the bathroom was quite spacious. And, of course, the balcony is the best.
Grand Turk Island
Unfortunately our shore excursion was cancelled due to high winds, but we had an enjoyable time just wandering around the island and, of course, swimming in the beautiful blue ocean.
Cozumel, Mexico
The dolphin trainer shore excursion was excellent - such amazing animals, and wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable trainers. The fury catamaran snorkel and beach excursion was a great time and a great price! Highly recommend it.
Don't Miss: Dolphin experience
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
A beautiful beach with all the amenities you could want. A great place to lay in the sun, swim and read a book.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Sting Ray City was the highlight for us. Our guide was informative and fun, and, of course, the sting rays were amazing.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City

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