Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Tough start!

Sail Date: November 22, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Hard getting aboard and dining reservations impossible...long lines, cold food!

Dining improved, food still lukewarm, crew so kind.

Not having reserved seating meant waiting for a "buzzer!"  Then we had to go back and wait in line for the buzzer.  When we were called to go in to dinner, the table the staff took us to was already full.  Back to waiting in line AGAIN!

Barely had time to eat lunch the first day...no silver on table, asked three waiters before we finally received utensils.  Then before we were finished, muster call!  Muster call disorganized.  Captain yelled "Silence, NOW!"  Pretty scary for a beginning.

Had several nice cocktail parties from Club 21.  Staff in casino was really nice.  Great waitress, Hannah, who always appeared when we wanted her.

Room steward very efficient, room service exceptional.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
LOVED the BBKing group, the comedian, and Dancing With The Stars...singers and dancers ok, mics were way too loud
Children's Programs NH/A
Onboard Activities
Trivia. Crow's Nest was so cold we never went back,
Destinations and Excursions
Shopping at pier in San Juan non-existant...what happened. Nice land tour in Turks and Caicos...walked off and found taxi.
Cabin / Stateroom
Handicapped meant extra room in shower and on balcony
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Check was terribly slow. Handicapped lane took four or five times longer than regular line. Woman named Marilee was so helpful and genuinely concerned for us. We missed Mariner lunch because of wait.
Grand Turk Island
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gott to go off the pier to shop.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Shopping at pier ok. Some really interesting items in shop that has books and handmade articles
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Waves were pretty choppy. Didn't get off with walker...some were held up on island and returned late because of high seas.


Excellent tour in Turks and Caicos. Found driver in taxi terminal right behind shops.

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