If you're not interested in really good food, and you tolerate being nickled and dimed to death, this is not a bad cruise

Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 02, 2015
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We loved our concierge level stateroom with lovely verandah, and also the friendliness of the staff, but the food was really mediocre, and almost every activity had an extra charge. We spent a lot of time in the stateroom and verandah, and we did a lot of room service meals rather than go to the mediocre dining rooms--the room service meals were just OK.

The scenery was just awesome though, and the places we stopped at were interesting. The Allen Marine whale watching and otter tours in Juneau and Sitka respectively were terrific!! The kelp pickles and marmalade they offered as samples were delicious!

Don't miss the cultural tour in Ketchican!! The totem poles were awesome!!!!!

This was our first cruise---we had expected more from a concierge level booking.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very mediocre!! Very disapointing!!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Almost everything required paymnet of an additional fee.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was delightful!!

Ship Tip

Use the side glass elevators on port and starboard--they're much faster than the regular elevators!

5 out of 5
The Beneath the Streets tour of Seattle was absolutely awesome, as was Pike's Place Market!!
3 out of 5
Tracy's king crab legs and bisques are not to be missed!!!

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Absolutely gorgeous!! By all means, enjoy the Dutch pea soup--best meal of the trip!!
5 out of 5
Otters, Raptors and Bears tour
5 out of 5
Don't miss the cultural tour which does a beautiful job of showing totem poles and Native heritage.
3 out of 5
We had been there before so we had cocktails on our verandah and watched other folks disembark.
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