Nice cruise if you want to do nothing

Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8118
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My wife and i have taken several cruises on other lines. This was our first experience on Holland America. We are in our mid-40s. This is not a cruise line for us for another 20 years! The demographic was much, much older. There is very little night life and the shows are mediocre at best. Our time in each port was at least 2 hours less than other cruises we have taken making our excursions feel rushed and leaving no time for independent sight seeing or shopping. The service was slow a several of our meals. It's a great cruise if you want to sit on the deck, get some sun and read. If you want nightlife and plenty of time to explore your ports of call, look elsewhere.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was generally good but service at times was lacking.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Geared for a senior demographic. Not entertaining for the under 60 crowd.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Shows were generally entertaining but marginal.

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service at times was slow. Had difficulty getting served poolside during the day. Ship entertainers ate a meal at one of our specialty dinners and were very, very loud and obnoxious.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very small. Be prepared to be very neighborly with your cabin mate. This picture of the cabin makes it appear much larger than it actually was.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
The hiking tour of the rain forest is worth the time.
5 out of 5
Orient beach is always a favorite spot. Absolutely beautiful!
5 out of 5
Outstanding beach. Rent a cabana. It's worth the cost.
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