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The Westerdam is the third of 5 "Vista Class" ships being introduced by Holland America. She is a break from the traditional design and format for Holland America ships and is designed to be more attractive to a wider demographic than former Holland America ships.

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Shore Excursions

 Professional Reviews

LisaP, 2012-08-04Alaska

Our family of three (me, my husband (age 50) and son (age 18)) had a wonderful time more

57users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • david seydler 57 1 alaska

    the ship looked great and our neptune room was nice but our toilet would not flush and sewer gas could be smelled almost all the time.the first two days they kept working on it and pronounced more

    17 users found this review helpful.
  • Mike 58 10 Caribbean

    Like many others have sald, Holland isn't a premium line like Celebrity any more, sort of a middle of the pack one. Bad customer support, as bought a watch on the cruise that had problems, more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Marcella Caselton 41 1 inside passage

    This was my first cruise experience. I have always wanted to go to Alaska since I was a child so decided to do that first time on a cruise to be able to see a lot of the landscape. Overall more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Maureen Norgate 69 10 Caribbean

    Summarizing our holiday I would say we had a good time but will not use HAL again. In our opinion not up to five star prices. Would suit families who like cruising and on a limited budget. more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Catherine 46 6 Alaska

    Lovely Holland America cruise through amazing locations absolutely RUINED by a single onboard jewelry purchase. Food was hit or miss, mostly mediocre. Cabin was very more

    32 users found this review helpful.
  • Adam 31 3 Alaska

    This was the worst cruise I've been on by far. Ever since being acquired by Carnival, Holland-America line has been steadily declining. This was my second HAL cruise. 6 years ago, I cruised more

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • Genie Lee 61 4 Alaska

    This was the worst ship I have ever been on. The crew seemed like this was their first cruise. They were unprepared and some could hardly speak or understand English.The dining room was more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Thomas Casaro 66 10 Hawaii and Tahiti

    This cruise was like a floating Assisted Living facility. Average age of passengers was close to 80, with entertainment geared toward that age group. If you are in your 60's or younger, more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill McFarlane 59 10 Pacific Coast Van to San Diego

    This was the worst cruise of the ten we have taken over the years! Weather which was of course beyond the cruise line's control forced closure of all swimming pools and hot tubs and prevented more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • mary 38 1 alaska

    The service was great and the cabin stewards were wonderful however I will not be going on another Holland America cruise. Our cruise was a 7 day cruise to Alaska. The food was horrible. I more

    68 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1848
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:0
  • Inaugurated:200
  • Space Ratio:44.2/35.9
  • Gross Tonnage:85,000
  • Crew:842
  • Length:959