Westerdam (Holland America)...beautiful scenery, good staff but inferior food

Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 16, 2015
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8109
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Cleanliness, comfort, fine staff, beautiful weather and cruising route, but

food in the large buffet area (LIDO) was not good....boring, bland, unimaginative, absence of seasoning of most dishes, soft and mushy fish, weak coffee, etc.

After 3 days it seemed to taste alike, no matter what was served.  This is a fine

ship but something is seriously lacking in the LIDO food. So, this recommendation is choose another ship until you know that the food is greatly

i mproved. Other cruise lines traveled had far better food, and food is a very

important part of a cruise.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
singing/dancing shows were quite good; but with a ship of older passengers, the BBKing Band was terribly out of synch. Many people walked out of the show we attended

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Having heard about the slowness of dining in the dining room, we opted for the buffet (LIDO). The outdoor area of the LIDO deck did serve very good burgers of all kinds plus tacos. After several days
of LIDO food, we ate more frequently at the outdooor

5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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