Very boring cruise

Westerdam Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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23 Night East Asia & Far East Discovery Holiday (Hong Kong To Singapore)

Sail date: December 10, 2018

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8073

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise was boring with no quality night time entertainment and the the ports and excursions were not interesting. The cruise ship is old and food was average. I thought there were more than 1 specialty restaurants. In fact, the cruise has only 1 cafeteria and 1 restaurants. The cruise ship changed Pinnacle Grill into 3 different restaurants on different nights. They also changed Lido their cafeteria every night to Cannaletto Italian restaurant. The foid were not Italian at all! All the restaurants have similar foid, primarily steaks. I prefer going to Europe after taking 2 se asia cruises.


3 out of 5
Very unorganized and confusing

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Mediocre dining rooms, best Cellar Special dining, average specialty restaurants and buffets had the same items every day and average

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very good enrichment programs


1 out of 5
Worst in comparing to other cruise ships. No shows, mainly singing and piano performance, a few dancers that were unprofessional and costumes were ugly, no special effects or stage settings, and outdated sound effects!

Children's Programs

No young children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Excellent steward at room, waiters are friendly except at the Canaletto restaurant female waiter was impolite and lazy. She was rarely at the table but disappeared that was hard to find. All restaurants took 3 hrs to eat. Services were extremely slow!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Outdated design. Some of the rest rooms and public areas showed wear and looked dirty

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very good and reasonable space layout except shower was extremely small and no turning space. Tub was unnecessary! Who wants to sit in in a public tub!

Ship tip

Provide evening shows at least a few times through out the cruise. It was boring at night with no entertainment. We walked out of the performances after watching for a few minutes because they were so bad!

Ports of call

Hong Kong

2 out of 5
The port was new but bare with no facilities or restaurants or shopping and too far from town. Lacked taxi and convenient transportation

Naha, Okinawa

2 out of 5
Horrible, small and dirty. Took ecursion that was boring

Ishigaki, Japan

4 out of 5
Same, boring place. Yes took excursion

Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan

4 out of 5
Best, took full day excursion. The buffet lunch at Grand hotel was tasty

Kaoshiung, Taiwan

2 out of 5
Port was old with only ware houses around the cruise port. Theclunch was horrible and portion was small. We had to share foid at a big round table which was undesirable. One customer put her fingers in the sauces One of the dish supposed ti be seafood ended up with pork a a few pieces of octopus. I questioned the dish and was told a new chef too nervous, felt and broke his elbow. What had that to do with the ingredients? All the dishes were in pork!

Manila, Philippines Did not visit port

It was filthy and dangerous according to my friends who visited before. My brother went onshore but said the streets stinked and there were poops on the streets next to the pier


3 out of 5
Ok but due to lacked of taxi abd transportation, we had to order a private car to get to town!
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