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Westerdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 82

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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24 Night Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail date: October 14, 2017

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8136

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Wonderful time of year to visit the Mediterranean, weather was great! Would have enjoyed visiting Corfu or Croatia. Enjoyed Retreat cabanas. Staff considerate.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was easy and quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Somewhat disappointed in Dining Room selections, not as diverse as experienced on other HA cruises. Wine Steward and dining staff average.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Shows mediocre at best. Retreat cabanas excellent, a wonderful addition to the Westerdam. Front Desk staff efficient,


2 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Cabin stewards efficient and friendly. Wine steward and dining staff OK but slow service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Upgrades created a better traffic flow and design.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Aft verandah staterooms are larger making them more comfortable; just wish there were reclining chairs on verandah. The negative were the ashes from the smokestack(?) constantly found on verandah.

Ship tip

Enjoy the Retreat cabanas, they are worth the expense.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Sarande, Albania

5 out of 5
Interesting port, locals very friendly!

Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

4 out of 5
Lovely port to wander.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Did not visit port

Have visited before, stayed on ship.

Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece

5 out of 5
Old town lovely with many small shops and sidewalk cafes.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

3 out of 5
Other than Acropolis, just another big city.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
What else can be said about Oia?

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast always worthwhile.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

Disembarked and took bus to airport.


5 out of 5
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