7 Night Eastern Caribbean

Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 04, 2014

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 6122

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lots to pick from


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Didn't have children on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

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.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
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