Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
5

2 out of 5

Nice cruise if you want to do nothing

Sail Date: January 10, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Ship Quality
The ship was clean and well maintained.
Food and Dining
Food was generally good but service at times was lacking.
Service and Staff
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.
Entertainment
Shows were generally entertaining but marginal.
Children's Programs Did not use
Onboard Activities
Geared for a senior demographic. Not entertaining for the under 60 crowd.
Destinations and Excursions
Time in the ports is woefully insufficient.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
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