Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

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

Sail Date: May 16, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
'twas a wonderful cruise route...and six days of sunshine !


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

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