7 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: December 31, 2010 Ship: Westerdam Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 7 years ago
Nicely kept ship. Very pretty decor and was always kept clean.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Bland tasting, cheap quality, they cooked most items to order so the wait in the food lines was horrible! The restaurant was slow getting food out too.
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
We had our 20 and 22 yr old kids with us. There was nothing for them to do!
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Wonderful smiling people!! They made the cruise so nice!!!
5 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Not enough covers or pillows. Hidden charge of $11.00 per person day for the room! We didn't expect that! $44.00 extra a day was added to our bill.
I couldn't find my sweater and am going to report that to the ship. I hadn't worn it after the first day but couldn't find it when we were packing to leave.
Nice time, luckly it was a nice day. The food buffet looked amazing but again, everything was bland tasting.
Don't Miss: Well, don't miss the boat! Some lady was left on the island because she was out swimming!
Rained the whole time we were there. Cute island but shopping was boring. Clothing looked like it was 15 yrs old! No nice shops, just cheap stuff. Sun peaked out once so we went to Mambo beach. Nice place, paid $3.00 each to get in then had to pay $3.00 each for a lounge chair that were all over the beach anyway. Some people were sunbathing topless. There were families with small children there. No signs to warn anybody!
Kind of disappointed in Aruba. We docked in a not so great looking place. The shopping closed at 6;00 and or excursion didn't get over until then. THe hotels and dining were so far away from where we docked! We had to take a city bus to get something to eat b/c a taxi would have costed an arm and leg. The bus ride was horrible with island workers smashed in all around us! Our excursion to Paridise Island was nothing great. Food wasn't to good and snorkeling was ok. Banana boat guy closed 1/2 hour early so we didn't get to ride that. I don't think I would visit Aruba again.
Pros: Large ship, nice room.
Cons: Too many older people on this cruise. Not good for families. Food was pretty but tasted bland. It was unsalted and some was sugar free items. Food line wait was too long! Charged extra $11.00 per person per night for rooms!
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