North Pacific Crossing

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Westerdam

13 Night North Pacific Crossing (Vancouver To Yokohama)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin number: 6051

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a nice cruise on a well maintained ship. The two unpleasant experiences were already detailed in previous sections- overly zealous coffee police, and almost nonexistent internet service.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Took longer than we usually experience. At one point, HA staff asked us to move our wine from one suitcase to another to fall within their guidelines for carry on luggage. We’ve never had that happen on other cruise lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dining experience was better than most. We really liked the feeling of being in a dining room while in the buffet. In addition, the food in the buffet was much better than we’ve had on other cruises. They have staff serving the food in almost every station. The staff was great there!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Swedish massage package, was very good.

Entertainment

Didn’t attend any shows

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
90% of the wait staff and all of the room stewards were fantastic. The only exception was a coffee bar barista who harassed me for sharing a taste of my coffee with my husband, and for ordering 3-4 coffees in a day. She wanted to know if I was drinking all of them, and where was I drinking them. Unpleasant and uncomfortable, to say the least.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice, roomy, and always clean.

Ship tip

Enjoy the buffet. It was one of the highlights. Don’t count on internet working. It was the worst we’ve ever encountered on a cruise.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5

Kushiro, Japan Did not visit port

Bad weather

Hakodate, Japan Did not visit port

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

5 out of 5

Shimizu, Japan Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Osaka, Japan Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Fukuoka, Japan Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Dalian, China Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Tianjin (Beijing), China Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Qingdao, China Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Shanghai, China Did not visit port

We disembarked at Yokohama.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and easy
Was this review helpful?

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing