CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Westerdam by 1shopper Eastern Caribbean March 19, 2006

Just completed a 7 day cruise on the Westerdam. The ship is new and attractive; service was discreet and pleasing; food uniformly good. Passengers tended to be older but there was a good collection of children and teenagers who seemed to be with grandparents.

Enjoyed the ports; toured the Baths in Tortola and raced with the regatta in St. Martin, which was a highpoint of the trip. The water at Half Moon Cay was too cold for much swimming, but the island was beautiful and the facilities and activities excellent. Overall, the experience was laid-back and relaxed. Entertainment at night was best in the theater; we did not care much for any of the bands in the lounges; however. Purchased a precruise Marriott package from HAL-ended up at the facility at Hollywood Beach; service there quite poor and disappointing.

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