Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

7 Night Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: January 04, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Nice ship, clean rooms, good beds, food was okay.  I was disappointed that they said we could have fruit basket in our rooms everyday and we only had one.  then on Friday while we were on half Moon cay Island they came in my cabin and took the last two apples I was saving for that evening.  I explained to the cabin maintinance man that I was diabetic and I needed fruit in my room. 


We had a problem on board so we were not able to serve ourselves.  I know it made more work for the crew. 


Enjoyed the ports we stopped at and enjoyed the shore extursions we took.  The high lite was the power snorkeling at Grand Turk.  We didn't really get to see any exciting fish, some small ones, a small sea turtle, a puffer fish and a few baracudias in the distance.  The fun was the power unit made it easy to get around. 


We were mainly disappointed in the last stop at Half Moon Cay.  We road the Aqua Taxi and that was a blast then we ate lunch and lastly we snorkled with the stingrays.  The stingray pen was so murkey that it was hard to see five feet deep.   The guide was nice and we got to touch the stringrays, a sea star and a sea cucumber.  My friend and I both got sick after that swim.  We were fine up until then.  Stuffed noses, cough and tight chest, which made it hard for us to breath.  I wonder who else got sick after that venture?  I would strongly recommend Holland tries to clean up that stringray enclosurer.


One disappointment:  I purchase a soda card and was unhappy that I could only purchase fountain soda with the card.  A small glass for a large fee.  It was not explained to me that I could not purchase a can of soda.  I did however get a refund on the unused portion of the card which was appreciated.  I think Holland should rethink the soda card.




Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs Didn't have children on board.
Onboard Activities
Lots to pick from
Destinations and Excursions
Read the reviews they were a great help for us picking what we wanted to do.


On this cruise I felt there was mass confusion on the Lido deck for food. there were no lines and people were jumping in and out of stations. They did not have trays to carry your plates so you had to make several trips to get your meal. Best bartenders were on the Lido deck.

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