272 Westerdam Tips

Christinelisa
May 04, 2015

We had open seating but it required a reservation. Once we decided upon our daily activities, we called for a reservation for the time we wanted. It worked out well and we were able to request the same table/waiter each night which was accommodated.

zippymlh
May 12, 2015

The ships crew was amazing. We were never sure when we were supposed to tip in addition to our daily 11.50$ per person charge. If I was wealthy, we would have tipped them constantly. Amazing crew on the Westerdam.

Judyfromnc
May 19, 2015

Seems like you had to do battle at the buffet. Crowded and pushing and shoving...plates were in the MIDDLE of a particular bar - had to get plate and entrée and then get back in line for bread, fruit...

sallymbrown4747
May 19, 2015

The ship was great. Our only complaint was that so many of the staff did not speak English. The cafeteria did not serve food 24/7 and once we had to wait as a result. No that big of a deal.

cantwell
May 22, 2015

There were a lot of people on the Westerdam, in the background that we never saw who made this an unforgettable experience, but the 5 guys that we had daily contact with made us feel like we were home. My wife enjoyed the spa, beauty salon, onboard shopping experience, and casino a lot.

rlbowlin
May 26, 2015

Having heard about the slowness of dining in the dining room, we opted for the buffet (LIDO). The outdoor area of the LIDO deck did serve very good burgers of all kinds plus tacos. After several days of LIDO food, we ate more frequently at the outdooor

paloaltohac
May 27, 2015

We had open seating for dinner, and we found the flexibility of when we wanted to have dinner very convenient. We always had great seating and the quality of service was not compromised in any way. The dining crew was very helpful and couldn't do enough to provide excellent service.

aguayosc436
Jun 03, 2015

Bring your own bed or pain pills if you decide to sleep in their bed. Make your own flight , hotel and travel reservation before they leave you behind and do not believe their travel agency's will help you. Have your passport and enough money to be able to come back home on your own.

lcox51
Jun 21, 2015

Make sure you read all literature they send you prior to boarding. They hold a life boat drill before leaving your embarkation port. It is mandatory that you attend. People who do not pay attention to this cause other passengers to have to stand and wait while they try to locate where you are.

ingmarie141
Jul 28, 2015

Find the Crow's Nest in the very front of the ship. Best place for viewing.

rwgprg
Aug 28, 2015

Side elevators a huge plus. We think a lot of people thought they were just part of the ship. We loved them.

texasgramma
Oct 01, 2015

You will never be hungry. Best food ever.

GayleandFritz
Oct 22, 2015

Take this trip, you won' be sorry

Cruiser461
Feb 05, 2016

On debarkation do early as possible and take luggage off ship yourself!!

kschoen1
Nov 10, 2015

Don't miss the shows, games or trivia.

andresbatlles
Nov 17, 2015

everthing it was very good

jenniferslatten
Nov 17, 2015

The hamburger place on the Lido deck has the best hamburgers I've ever eaten. Cooked to perfection!

steve435
Nov 17, 2015

@ 900 feet long, the Westerdam is a huge boat. Do yourself a favor, and get acquainted with all the decks on day one. There are so many things to do, you'll thank yourself later as you won't arrive at any activities late!

HappyTwosome
Nov 18, 2015

The Vista Lounge showroom was so consistently uncomfortably cold that some passengers wore winter coats. The cruise director averted complaints by making jokes about it being a roost for penguins. Be prepared by bringing a warm wrap that goes with your evening clothes.

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