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Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Westerdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 13, 2014

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8050

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This is my 3rd to glacier bay.  This time w/husband and college graduate son in RM 8050.

Excellent food!!!  Excellent room valet, and hair stylist from Sri Lanka.  Loved the Ukrainian violinist and pianist every night...quite a crowd there every night.

Also enjoyed mass w/the padre and a wonderful group of worshippers, but they kept moving us and changing schedule times making it confusing.

 

The hi light was the weather at the glaciers!!!  The mountains mirrored in the water!!!  Blue unusual skies!!! Saw more this year because there was a hurricane last year on the Oosterdam and no refunds, no drinks or champagne...nothing.  

So many lovely people but my son wished there was a gathering time for his age group and not just tots.  Had a better time at the casino...much better system than the last time to be able to see what or the sum played.  The other time the machine charged me, but gave no credit to the machine being played.  Much easier

Like having hand soap everywhere and not having to touch bath doors.  Could have used a few more flowers in our room. I love flowers!!!

Excellent/excellent....

Loved the lobster, last night duck,  the creme brulee, coconut ice cream, beef wellington,  but wanted leg of lamb or rack of lamb...not on menu.  The escargot was excellent, the best in a long time

 

Wish the sofa bed were a bit lower and wider.  Even tho my son is young it would fit a youngster better. But the valet cleaned well every day!

 

Good to feel appreciated at the Capts lunch w/champagne but the waiters seemed unwilling to refill any glasses.  Some times service at dining was top notch, and other times very slow to even get a refill of water/bread/have plates cleared.  Can really see who the old timers are being cheerful and quick.your mail is very slow

 

French toast like mom used to make/good eggs Benedict..

Going next time w/my twin sister but hope to see northern lights!!!  Will try to book later in sept

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
like old timers who are jolly, quick,and care if I'm happy

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
esp the kitchen tour,ice carving, flower arranging, and classical pianist and violinist

Entertainment

3 out of 5
preferred classical music

Children's Programs

no comment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
newer

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great except its under the pool. Tables and chair noise very annoying. Okay night/thank God!!!

Ship tip

Never have a room under the pool !!! The wood floors are loud any time tables and chairs are moved. Take bubble bath for the whirlpool!!! Look for northern lights and announce it to pax so we can see them

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
faster check in and out. Like Delta being right there for checkin

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
perfect weather

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
best part of voyage

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
benches to sit for my bad leg. better deals than Ketchikan shopping. really pretty. whasles jumping when we left

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
shopping not as good/way over priced and less Russian hats..disappointing. wish the rain were snow

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
kinda late to shop and wasn't allowed into the grand hotel. would have gone to China town if more time.but lots of fog delayed landing.
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