273 Westerdam Tips


May 14, 2018

Don't miss the Lido omelette station, take the mid ship glass elevators (way faster and a view too), explore the ship to find your own favorite place, there are many.


May 13, 2018

The ship caters to an elderly crowd, so there are very few children and the activities are limited. However, the food and service are top notch.


May 09, 2018

Eat in the dining room. Selection and quality of food was great.


Apr 18, 2018

The ship is small enough that you should be able to get around easily. Explore it all. Walk the promenade and check out all the quiet places with views to read a book.


Mar 29, 2018

wear black for dinners and don't over pack.


Mar 20, 2018

There is no more smoking in the casino and that is a plus for us. Smoking area is outside on port side aft. I can avoid that area as second hand smoke makes me sick. So relieved that Holland America has taken a stand on this. Apparently after a ship goes into dry dock that is the way smoking will be handled from now on.


Mar 12, 2018

Medium sized waves make it rock so be sure to bring your Dramamine.


Feb 07, 2018

Estimate double price of advertisement.


Jan 01, 2018

Having Christmas on board was really fun


Dec 04, 2017

First of all, it was definitely an older clientele cruise.....(70+) and pretty much most of food and activities catered to them. It also allowed smoking in public areas where you would go to try to relax. Yuk!


Dec 04, 2017

To much crap trying to sell yo ,everyday papers art sale ! Jewelry sale ! Daily iteninary was great!spa will try to sell you hundreds of dollars worth of stuff not a fan😬


Nov 13, 2017

Prepare for a relaxing cruise and expect very low key activities during the day.


Nov 12, 2017

The public sauna and change areas are very small and if it's a full ship, the sun space on deck would be limited. If you like to dance, there is only one small dance floor. The ship is attractive and classy and very accessible. There is no having to go up one or down one deck to get somewhere. It's quiet, very smooth with good entertainment and a quality staff.


Nov 07, 2017

Choose floor eight. Get a balcony with no obstruction. The fitness center and spa were right above us as was the walk way to the pool and dining. Really convenient. We loved anytime dining. The band at night for dancing after dinner was great as was the dueling pianos. I never felt like I needed to leave the ship.


Oct 31, 2017

No library on board any more. Sad since the HA Ships used to have a good book exchange area.


Oct 29, 2017

Enjoy the Retreat cabanas, they are worth the expense.


Sep 16, 2017

Dont Go if your under 80 really boring on ship

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