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. As you embark on enticing itineraries to destinations across the world, including the Panama Canal and South America, make the most of the fantastic onboard amenities. From Explorations Central (EXC), a programme offering guests the opportunity to attend local guide talks, take part in destination-focused group discussions and explore the extensive library, to contemporary dining and entertainment chocies, enjoy life at sea at your own pace. These innovative features, combined with Holland America Line’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere, makes a cruise with Westerdam an occasion to remember.
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A holiday is all about the delicious cuisine you get to sample, and mealtimes onboard Westerdam are guaranteed to delight.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
The ship is okay - we had a brilliant holiday, the ship was not an important factor in our decision, it was determined by the itinerary, we went to Japan and Russia (Japanese maritime law states that only vessels which are registered in Japan can sail around Japan without spending time 'abroad'. We had a day in Vladivostok which was enjoyable. The main reason for taking this cruise was the fact that - apart from the Russian trip - we had the maximum time in Japan to enjoy the cherry blossom. We loved every minute of the holiday, we had excellent guides, the excursions were great and we came back with wonderful memories. What we liked about the ship: our cabin was well appointed, we had a balcony cabin but if you wantred to save money, you could have done without the balcony. We spent so much time off the ship, we did not make good use of the balcony. The Lincoln Center classical music group was outstanding, so was the BBKings Blues band, we were looking forward to these performances every day, the stuff that happened on the main stage was not to our taste, we thought it was awful. The food caters very much to American travellers, there is a lot of stuff that I would describe as: death on a plate, I had a lot of food ashore, the fish ashore was wonderful and I would have preferred some healthy options like poached fish. The staff were friendly and efficient, no complaints. The ship looks a bit dated in places, we liked the modern reception area here. The gym is fine. There is nothing remarkable about the ship, I can't think of any 'wow' factors - but as I said, we were not that worried about the ship, we went to see the cherry blossom.