3 Star Mariner Not Impressed

Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 01, 2013
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Not as classy as they used to be. No Chocolate Extravaganza. No Ice carvings. No Baked Alaska Parade with waving napkins. Drinks not as fancy but more $$. No little toiletries in balcony room . No boarding greet with champagne . No namecards on doors. Overall decor of ship very ordinary , where there used to be museum quality pieces. I realize "you cant go back"... but it just doesn't feel like the Holland America Style that was so unique. Looks like they are trying very hard to SELL you art and wine and spa and junk jewelry. The people who buy Shore Excursions have priority over others when disembarking ..when there is so little time in most ports anyway. Specialty Restaurants not much better than regular dining venue. Sorry not up to par anymore.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Mostly fish...No variety in salads

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
everything at same time

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not often enough

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very happy crew

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean but ordinary decor Few flowers

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
lots of storage

Ship Tip

Coffee terrible ...they use the coffee liquor....Gotta buy it at Starbucks. Difficult to find regular whole milk.

Ketchikan, Alaska Did not visit port

Short time in port

Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

short time in port
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