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Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 25, 2016
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8007
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Cruising on the Holland America Westerdam was very very easy. There are lots of activities all day, incl. history lectures about the ports of call, a spa, song-and-dance shows, a fantastic piano bar, and lots of other entertainment. The eating areas can get quite crowded during peak times, and the areas around the pools can get noisy (esp. the indoor pool). However, those inconveniences can be avoided if you figure out the right time (for you) to eat.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bathroom, but especially the shower, is TINY. This is not a room for people who like big spaces. However, it's very dark and so I slept really really well.

Ship Tip

Arrive early to the shows as the seats fill up quickly and several seats have blocked sight-lines.

3 out of 5
Skip the jewelry stores and go to the locally owned stores.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
FANTASTIC! The captain turned the boat around several times so that all sides of the boat could see the Margerie Glacier.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
It would be nice to have more time here. Walk to Creek Street and read the historical markers. A trail takes you past two areas where salmon run (when in season).
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