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Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 13, 2016
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 6057
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

It is great not to have to worry about what to cook for a week. In addition, it is very nice to have someone come in and straighten up the beds, bathroom, and tidy up the room. You get a taste of what it must be like to have a live in maid/butler at your beck and call 24 hours a day. Great, short, getaway.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some of the selections in the "sit down" Vista Restaurant were very good. However, I was not too impressed with the taste of the food from the Lido buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I really liked the size of this room compared to a Veranda cabin from a previous cruise. The Signature Suite had enough space for 2 people to walk around without bumping into each other and the bathroom was spacious. We had room service and ate in the room a couple of times and it was big enough for our neighbors to join us (4). There were 2 desk spaces and plenty of drawers & closet space for our clothes and luggage. Very nice ocean view balcony with 2 lounge chairs & a table w/2 chairs. I'll stick to this bigger size cabin from now on.

Ship Tip

Just a general comment about cruising. Be prepared to pay a hefty price for everything not served in the buffet or "free" restaurant(s). The food for room service is "free" but there is a $13.50 service charge every time you order. So, be careful if you want a little midnight dessert, etc.

5 out of 5
If you want to experience Seattle, plan on arriving at least a day or two early or stay a day or two after the cruise.
5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
This particular cruise allowed very little time in Ketchikan.
1 out of 5
Due to engine trouble, we were quite delayed in the arrival time to Victoria. We had about 2 1/2 - 3 hours to try and see some sights.
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