Great ship and great trip.

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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5

14 Night Far East Discovery (Singapore To Hong Kong)

Sail date: November 23, 2019

Ship: Westerdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4166

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Really good cruise that gives you an insight into Asia. Would recommend.


4 out of 5
Our embarkstion was only fair. Took ages to get on board, heaps of people in embarkation hall, with the queue snaked around,, and admittedly it was our fault, but we did not have a record of our room number, eventually someone was able to help us and then we had to rush for the lifeboat demonstration.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Never had a bad meal, serving people were great, very friendly and helpful. Reeally good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Activities on the ship were first class. Gym, pool, great shows, cooking demos, and a flower presentation show. Always something interesting going on.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was very good. I cannot remember the names unfortunately. The Soprano, dancers, magicians. before each performance they had a very good presenter.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody starting off with the people who looked after our room, those cooking and serving food were very good, Great help from thegym.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotlessly clean cabins and also the rest of the boat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, very comfortable bed, shower might have been a bit on the small side. Large balcony. Good movie selection.

Ship tip

Probably dont be on the back few cabins.

Ports of call


5 out of 5
Great place, very clean and friendly people.

Ko Samui, Thailand

3 out of 5
Went to this port, but decided to stay on board. Tours did not really appeal to us.

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

5 out of 5
Bangkok is lovely, but it is a two and a half hour drive to get there. Once we there it is so beautiful, but you won't be on your own. Plenty of people. Had a very nice lunch and dinner, visited the market. Top experience.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

3 out of 5
Cambodia was a real eye opener. People appear very poor, some streets little better than a dirt road. It was the shuttle bus that we were on, so really can't complain. Heaps of bikes, Buildings with no footpaths, nic buildins with the one adjoing it falling down. Did not like the look of the beach and it was a hot day. The people are very very friendly.

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

5 out of 5
This was very interesting and so much to see. Would not miss this place if going, so much history and beauty there.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

4 out of 5

Da Nang, Vietnam

4 out of 5
This was another interesting place to visit, lots of temples. Some with lots of steps. Fascinating place.

Ha Long Bay City (Hanoi), Vietnam

5 out of 5
Halong Bay is absolutely beautiful place to go to and no trip to Vietnam would be complete if you did not cruise there. Some great sights that never stop. We did have a beautiful day. Also went to Da Nong cave which is beyond imagination, so really nice. Ha Long Bay is my favourite place in Vietnam.

Hong Kong

4 out of 5
Arrive in Hong Kong early on the morning. The harbour is so nice. WE would have loved to have spent more time there, but unfortunately all this talk of unrest, which we never saw, made us decide to leave that day. So, six hours in the airport. Would like to visit again.


4 out of 5
Long lines of people to get off and onto buses, but Hollnd America did their best to help.

Traveler Photos

Sunset over Halong Bay
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