Alaska was great ! was a pain!

Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 11, 2016

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8041

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I was very happy with cruising on the Westerdam and with the excursions that I took.  The irritations came from when it was like pulling teeth to get my bonus cashback for using my credit card.  I finally got it, but should not have had to fight for it.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It would have been nice if they would have had more practical events that I would have wanted to attend. It might have been okay for others, but to me it seemed like just "filler" things. Like they had learning Windows 10 and Tango dance lessons. Useless events for me.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very accommodating and wanting to make sure that you are well taken care of without being suffocating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was very happy with my room. It was plenty spacious enough for me.

Ship tip

Don't over pack on the clothes. Dress in layers and make sure to have a good warm waterproof coat with hood for the boating excursions to go see whales. It can get quite cold and wet on the top of the boat which is where I wanted to be though there was an option to be down in the enclosed cabin.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
There is not much shopping time at all in Ketchican so if you book any excursions, make sure to shop as soon as you dock because you won't have much time afterwards. I booked the double Lumber Jack show and Saxman Village tour and that is all that I had time to do. Would have liked to browsed through some shops.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
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