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Westerdam

The third of Holland America Line's grand Vista-class ships, and having been refurbished in 2017, Westerdam dazzles guests with all that it has to offer, making the ship a destination within itself.

Under an extensive dry dock project in spring 2017, Westerdam received many new features such as extra staterooms, upgrades to suites and exciting new venues. The new Explorations Central (EXC) allows guests to make the most of their itinerary by offering the opportunity to attend local guide talks, take part in destination-focused group discussions, explore the extensive library and embrace the many other options onboard. These updated features, combined with Holland America Line’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere, makes a cruise with Westerdam an occasion to remember.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/04/2004
Tonnage 85000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 28
Number Of Decks 11
Number Of Elevators 18
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 3
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 1848
Crew 800
Refurbished 2017

Ship Facilities

A holiday is all about the delicious cuisine you get to sample, and mealtimes onboard Westerdam are guaranteed to delight.

  • The Dining Room - serving delicious dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s no risk of going hungry during your cruise. With classic plates, regionally-inspired specialities and the perfect wine for each dish, food onboard is something you’ll never forget.
  • Lido Market - some days you just can’t quite pinpoint what you fancy to eat, and if that’s the case, Lido Market is the buffet-style restaurant that you need. With dishes from around the world, there’s bound to be something to satisfy your hunger.
  • Pinnacle Grill - for an additional cost, guests can experience a more intimate dinner setting complete with succulent cuts of meat and fine wines.
  • Canaletto - if you like Italian cuisine, then you’ll love Canaletto, where classic and authentic dishes have been perfected for guests to enjoy.
  • Dive-in - juicy burgers, hot dogs and loaded tacos are some of the most popular items on this comfort food restaurant.
  • Tamarind - for those who like the flavours of Asia, Tamarind is the perfect restaurant for experiencing the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan.

Westerdam has all the entertainment options you could ask for, from live music to shows or quiet nights in the bars and lounges.

Shows

For musical productions and performances from guest entertainers, Mainstage is the place to go. With shows ranging from revues of themed songs to tales based on well-known fairy tales, there’s a production to suit every guest.

Live Music
  • Billboard Onboard - featuring head-to-head pianos, guests who come to this lively bar can rock out to all the biggest hits of the past 50 years courtesy of two duelling pianists.
  • Lincoln Center Stage - head here to enjoy classical chamber music recitals performed by top musicians.
  • B.B King’s - this popular spot offers a live band expertly performing a variety of well-known Blues and Motown tunes.
Bars and Lounges

For drinks before dinner, Ocean Bar is a popular choice for many guests and a great place to go to socialise before taking your seat in the restaurant. Once your meal is done, and if cocktails are your thing, Gallery Bar serves all the classic drinks you could ask for, as well as some more experimental options. Alternatively, if you like to enjoy your drinks al fresco, Sea View Bar and Lido Bar are both great outdoor options.

Holland America Line like to make sure that every guest, no matter their age, can enjoy their cruise experience. This means that even the youngest guests onboard are expertly catered for with dedicated clubs and spaces just for them to enjoy.

  • Club Hal® supervised by fun full-time directors and staff who are all fully trained.
  • Colourful playroom for children aged 3-7, featuring art table, big-screen TV and games, helping kids to learn and have fun while they make friends with others their age.
  • Separate area for ages 8-12 with arcade games, Sony Playstation® games and ""Dance Dance Revolution""
  • The Loft and The Oasis is a special teens only area with lounges, internet access and exclusive sundeck with waterfall, a popular escape from the parents!

Spa and Fitness

If relaxing is high up on your holiday agenda, Greenhouse Spa & Salon has everything you need for the perfect pampering session. Offering everything from a sauna and steam room to personal treatments such as massages, facials and body wraps, you’ll leave feeling completely brand new.

In addition, for anyone onboard who enjoys staying active, there are plenty of facilities to choose from. If you like to use free weights or exercise machines, the fully-equipped gym has everything you need to work up a sweat. There are also group classes available here for anyone who prefers to exercise with others. Alternatively, the sports course with space for volleyball, football and tennis are great for anyone who enjoys some friendly competition.

Recreation

Westerdam has many ways to keep guests occupied during their time onboard. While the pools are always a popular option for anyone looking to sit back and relax, there are some other great facilities on the ship:

  • Luxury duty-free shopping
  • Culinary Arts Centre
  • Explorations Central (EXC)
  • Rijksmuseum at Sea

Customer reviews for Westerdam

Have just returned from a the Alaska cruise on Hollander America.everything was excellent We really did appreciate the opportunity to attend mass every morning with a priest on board. Many thanks

How many passengers? That's all i need to know. i was disappointed in the whinging reviews of the entertainment ~ who needs "Entertainment" when the whole of the Southern Oceans and Antarctic Seas are outside? I go on a ship to see what I can see; usually from the bridge wings.

Good cruise although Holland America overcharge for their own excursions, many of which can be undertaken for a fraction of the cost on your own. Food and service on board good. It's a shame Holland America don't publish more information on their website about the ports to be visited to enable better planning in advance.



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