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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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 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
  • Ann Brenning 70 1 caribbean

    This was the first cruise for my husband and i. It was a wonderful experience. Everything on the Westerdam was elegant . The food was well prepared and presented in the main dining rom. more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Keith 41 3 Southern Caribbean

    Holland America is way out of our age range. The average age was around 75-80. So we were very out of place. We had Royal Caribbean to compare to this as we had been on them twice before. more

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • Jim Thornton 76 22 Eastern Mediterranean

    This was our 22nd cruise and our eighth Holland American Line (HAL) cruise since 1995, with each cruise on a different ship, except that this is our second cruise on the Westerdam. Our cabin was more

    48 users found this review helpful.
  • Bernie 63 2 Southern Caribbean

    We traveled as a group and the virtually unanimous conclusion is that the cruise aboard the Westerdam was a wonderful experience. Rough seas precluded stopping at Half moon Cay, but it more

    48 users found this review helpful.
  • Sam Hager 80 19 Eastern Carribean

    We took back to back cruises to Eastern/Western Caribbean.The second leg we were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and two of our ten grandchildren. All of us thoroughly enjoyed both the ship more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • Lisa 37 2 Eastern Caribbean

    My experience with Holland America Westerdam was alright. It wasn't anything spectacular. There were certain things I liked and certain things I didn't like. This cruise itself was more

    41 users found this review helpful.
  • CGARR 45 3 Alaska

    My husband and I greatly enjoyed our Alaskan cruise on the Westerdam. The itinerary was very good and we went on fantastic excursions to enable us to capture a true Alaskan experience. The more

    113 users found this review helpful.
  • Gary Charles 66 1 Alaska

    This was our first time on a cruise. Glacier Bay was a most incredible experience and well worth the trip. As to the ship, we were not impressed. The staff who cleaned our room more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Elizabeth Libero 51 6 Alaska

    I was very disappointed with cruise. Positives: The room and staff were wonderful. The trip started off with key not fitting door. When I would go to Lido they had no trays, no more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • Jason Parker 43 3 Caribbean

    The cruise was pleasant, but the ship was struck by the Norwalk Virus while we were aboard. Some parts of the ship were closed, including, the sports deck, the hydo-spa, hot could more

    43 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