Westerdam cruise

Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Westerdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 18, 2015

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7041

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

I picked Holland-America line because they have a reputation of being the more elegant of the cruise ships. The service was extremely good, the food to die for, the venue was, indeed, very elegant. We had a cabin with a veranda and that was a good choice. 

We had some reservations about the excursions, especially in Juneau. It cost $65 if you buy a bus tour to Mendenhall Glacier and a ticket on the tramway to Mount Robert- if you go out on the dock the same is $10 for the tour to the Glacier and $10 for the tramway.

Another thing that they didn't tell you is the hidden charges of close to $12/per day, per person for "housekeeping", that is making your bed, clean the bathroom aso. I don't know what other cruise liners do, but it would have been better being upfront about this '"xtra" charges.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Elegant, clean. Our favorite place was the Crow's Nest on Observation Deck

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We think balcony is a "have to" for once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Ship Tip

Find the Crow's Nest in the very front of the ship. Best place for viewing.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
Skip Tramway, expensive for what you experience. Remember that there are 5 cruise ships, each with 1.900 passenger, that come to Juneau at the same time.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5
We arrived too late in the day.
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