Westerdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

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4 out of 5

panama canal worth going to see

Sail Date: October 01, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

this is a very large ship and shore excursions were not cordinated well, most left the ship late therefore cutting them short and were too expensive for what they entailed. did not think dining rom staff were as sharp as the other hal ships I have been on. however our cabin was a "10"!my major complaint was could not hear the public announcements in the cabin, had to open door to hear what was being announced, even in some public spaces still coult not hear.

Pros: how the canal was built w/o the technogoly we have now

Cons: puerto quistal port

Recommends Westerdam? Yes!

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would have loved more time there, too much to see so little time


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