Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

okay, have been on better cruises

Sail Date: November 12, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Due to new regulations (emergency generator) we stayed in port for over a day waiting for the cruise ship to have one installed. This caused us to MISS OUR FIRST PORT (Grand turks and Caico).

We were refunded for our excursions and nearly not enough fo rthe inconvenience of the missed port and MORE time AT SEA

We spent more time AT SEA than in ports.The time that we did have in ports was not very long, therefore we could not do an excursion and shop.

My foster daughter saved for a year to have her first cruise and she was greatly disappointed in the lack of things to do on the ship.

She has decided that cruising is not for her.

Pros: weather

Cons: missed ports/short amount of time for ports (doesn't allow you to do excursions and shop)/the food was subpar and greasy/

Recommends Westerdam? No.

Ship Quality
Cleanliness was exceptional, but the public area have too much smoking.
The size of the ship was adequate
Food and Dining
Food was subpar and greasy. We requested early dining and ended up with 8pm dining. We did NOT eat in the main dining room once, because medically I can not eat after 7 pm. Therefore we were stuck eating the same greasy food all week long
Children's Programs
My foster daughter was NOT allowed into the the arcade due toher age. She is 29 But mentally she is about 12. Thay was a GREAT disappointment to her
The shows were ok, but nothing like I was told and expecting. Instead of the HALcats, they should have some talent from "America's Got Talent"
Cabin / Stateroom
The staterom was great. great view. NO complaints in this department.
Service and Staff
The staff was always very friendly and accomodating
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Walk on the beach and relax. This is about the only thing to really do. We kayaked whic was fun and relaxing. Don't rec'd spending $$ on the horseback riding in the water. You only go in the water and up about 500 feet along the sorelie an turn back for the $$
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
No much time for shopping if you did an excursion. Orient beach was very relaxing, food that was offered on the excursion was acceptable. The gudie was great
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The walking tour was informative and nice. Did not have time to visit restaurants. Would like to come back by plane and visit other portions of the island (have been told it is beautiful)

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