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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

54users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Mark R. & Joanne S.

    66 35 Eastern Caribbean

    We flew down to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday morning, January 6, 2008, with Jet Blue from JFK. The flight arrived early. After a quick baggage return and a short taxi ride to the cruise more

    99 users found this review helpful.
  • David W.

    53 15 Mediterranean

    1.      Embarkation We traveled independently and took the train from Rome Termini Station to Civitavecchia.  The cost of the train for 2 people was 9 Euros (about 13USD). more

    33 users found this review helpful.
  • Kenneth Eden

    68 n/a Mediterranean

    We elected to try Holland America outside of US waters, and chose this 10 day cruise, with four days in Rome.  We have taken similar cruises to this particular itinerary in the past more

    29 users found this review helpful.
  • Beth

    22 1 Alaska

    This was the first cruise for my husband and I- we were with my parents as well as my sister and her boyfriend. My parents had previously sailed on the Westerdam in January so we had a more

    53 users found this review helpful.
  • Ellina

    35 2 Western Caribbean

    Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Review Western Caribbean Ellina Our family (my husband, 6-yr-old daughter, and in-laws) just returned from a 1-week cruise on more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Lynn Holliday

    47 4 Alaska

    What a pleasure to sail again with Holland America. Our previous sailing with Holland America was on board (the former) MS Westerdam for a special 11 night millennium sailing from more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Vanessa W.

    22 2 Bahamas

    Cruising Background: This was my second cruise, first time with HAL. Previous sailing: Carnival Conquest in March '04 to Jamaica, Grand Cayman & Cozumel. Cruise Info: Special 3 more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Jim Thornton

    70 13 Mediterramean

    This was our 13th cruise and our seventh Holland American Line (HAL) cruise since 1995, with each cruise on a different ship. Our cabin was a deluxe verandah outside (Category B) on more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Kathryn Dickson

    62 18 Western Mediterranean

    The new Westerdam was a mix of delight and disappointment. What follows is a summary of what was great in our minds, and what wasn't. We have taken 18 cruises. The food, service, more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Charles Kelber

    76 20 Eastern Mediterranean

    Review of Westerdam Cruise, 30 August-13 September 2004 In brief: The Westerdam (maiden voyage in April, 2004) is an excellent choice for a cruise. All aspects-accommodations, food, more

    5 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