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Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 03, 2016
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5020
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The best part of the cruise is Glacier Bay.  The downside was the touristy portion and disappointment in Juneau.  Holland America is a reasonably priced cruise line and we have no other to compare it to but it seems they are out to extract every penny they can from you.  This was our third cruise with them and we felt the entertainment on this cruise was below expectation. However the food was good and the service always perfect.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
This cabin was slightly smaller than other verandah rooms we have had or so it seemed.

Ship Tip

Yes, use side elevators and try for a centrally located room to be closer to both ends. On a trip to Alaska perhaps a verandah room is not necessary in the cooler months. Westerdam will go into dry dock for upgrade.

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Don't bother with the tram ride.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excursion around Sitka was very nice. A lovely port.

Ketchikan, Alaska Did not visit port

Was pleasantly surprised with Ketchikan and it would have been better to have known its artistic culture before rather than after the stop.
3 out of 5
We did not get off the ship as we had been to Victoria before and it was nighttime- the ship arrived late and was going to depart earlier than listed.
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