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Westerdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 24, 2015
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1013
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The entire staff was always very friendly and willing to help.  Their team spends a lot of time cleaning and the ship was spotless.  Food was great and there was a wide variety of choices, both in the dining room and at the buffet.  Many activities were offered to keep you busy every day.  It was a very enjoyable 7 days!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Many choices in the dining room and the buffet, all food was great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Almost too much to do, you had to pick and choose and miss some things.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Fantastic shows, the people were so talented.

Children's Programs

Did not use these.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody was friendly and greeted you always. Our room steward, Riyo, was extra nice. The Martini Bar tender, Sam, made the tastings a very enjoyable evening - funny and knowledgeable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean all over the ship, room was nice.

Ship Tip

Had open seating for dinner and that made it very convenient. However, we felt it took too much time so ate at the buffet mostly. Some better choices in the dinning room, but the food in the buffet was great. All drink purchases had an added gratuity (15% I think), so no need to tip.

3 out of 5
Parking right next to the dock, very convenient. However, quite expensive. $15 a day for my larger pickup truck.
3 out of 5
Didn't take a tour, many vendors at the dock area.
5 out of 5
Very easy to walk around and see the sights. There is a free shuttle that runs around the town.
5 out of 5
Great little town and easy to walk around. Quite a bit to see.
3 out of 5
If a beach and swimming is your thing, this is great! Can do a self guided walking tour to see some of the things on the island. Paid tours gave you more to see.
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