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Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Westerdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 30, 2016

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1004

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The glaciers were my favorite part, Mendenhall in Juneau and going through Glacier Bay.  The Whale Quest in Juneau was close - we saw dozens of whales, including a breach, seals, orcas, sea lions.

 

Our only disappointment was the 40 knot winds which prevented the ship from going into Victoria.

On ship dining was delicious, every meal, and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Our girls, 14 and 17, preferred to spend their time with us rather than in the programs offered.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
There were four of us in the cabin and it was only crowded unpacking and repacking. Twin beds, a couch, and a pull down bunk provided separate beds for each of us. There was room for all our gear. Very nice.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Make advance reservations if you want to eat at the Space Needle.

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

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5
We did not get into Victoria, and while our excursion fair was refunded, it was very disappointing.
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