ms Westerdam

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The Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandahs.
All-Travel

Onboard Features

Vista Dining Room

Vista Dining Room


Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill


Casino

Casino


Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest


Explorer's Lounge

Explorer's Lounge


Vista Lounge

Vista Lounge


Pool

Pool


Fitness Center

Fitness Center


Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Greenhouse Spa & Salon


Club HAL? ? Kids (Ages 3-7)

Club HAL? ? Kids (Ages 3-7)


Club HAL? ? Tweens (Ages 8-12)

Club HAL? ? Tweens (Ages 8-12)


Club HAL? ? Teens (Ages 13-17)

Club HAL? ? Teens (Ages 13-17)


Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program

Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program


Special Needs

Special Needs


Activities & Services

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many ? or as few ? as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Whether you choose to workout in the Fitness Center, pamper yourself with a massage at the spa, or listen to music while checking your email in the Explorations Caf?, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

To ensure that the efforts of all crew members are recognized and rewarded, a daily Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest?s shipboard account. The amount of the daily Hotel Service Charge* for suites is US$12.00 per guest, per day; and US$11.50 per guest, per day for non-suite staterooms. Guests are free to adjust this amount at the end of each segment and/or voyage, should the service received exceed or fail to meet guests' expectations.

A 15% Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges, dining room wine purchases, and for spa and salon services.

Please note: this charge is subject to change without notice.


  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • DVD Player
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Pillow-Top Mattresses
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Suites

  • Library
  • Internet Caf?
  • Sports Bar
  • Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Card Room
  • Game Arcade
  • Movie Theater
  • Art Gallery
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)

  • Classes and Workshops
  • Dancing
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
  • Wine Tasting Seminars

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Jogging Track
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Tennis / Paddle Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Laundry Room
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Tuxedo Rental

  • Traditional Assigned Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining

  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Youth Counselor Staff
  • Babysitters Available
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Youth Programs

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required -

    Special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance notice. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available. To arrange special meals, please contact the Ship Services Department at 1-800-541-1576 at least 90 days prior to departure.

    Food Allergies

    For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are NOT life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department at (800)541-1576.

    For guests with life-threatening food allergies, guests are asked to provide detailed information to the Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form. Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction. Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Holland America Line regularly. The galley staff on board is accustomed to and experienced in dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in mass quantities on board, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Holland America Line cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although the Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Dining Room Manager upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

  • Internet Access -

    Guests can connect to the internet via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot" or by utilizing the resources of the Explorations Caf? on board.

    Wireless Internet Service
    Each Holland America Line vessel offers wireless internet service in most public lounges throughout the ship. Guests may use their laptop computer or other wireless internet-enabled device to connect to the wireless internet service on board. IPhone and Android phone users will enjoy easy-to-navigate mobile friendly login. Internet Plans vary in price to accommodate individual needs and are interchangeable between the private computer terminals available 24-hours a day in the Explorations Caf? and your wireless device.

    Explorations Caf? or Internet Caf? Internet Service
    The Explorations Caf?, powered by The New York Times offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can access the internet via the onboard computers or via your own wireless internet device, such as a laptop computer, iPad or iPhone.

    Explorations Caf? or Internet Caf? pricing is subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire on board for current prices.

    • One-time Activation Fee of $3.95 applies to each user
    • Basic time charge = $0.75 per minute, pay as you go, or purchase a Discounted Time Plan
    • 250 minutes for $100.00, $0.40 per minute
    • 100 minutes for $55.00, $0.55 per minute

    Time Plan minutes can be used anytime throughout the cruise.

  • Medical Emergencies -

    If passengers become ill or injured during the voyage and the diagnostic and/or care needs exceed the capabilities of the infirmary, passengers will be transferred to medical facilities ashore.

    Please note: Medicare and many health insurance plans DO NOT cover the cost of medical care at sea, in foreign countries, or for air evacuation. Guests are encouraged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel in order to be reimbursed for services rendered.

  • Pregnancy Policy -

    Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise.

    If you are pregnant, a physician?s letter must be provided stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel, and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.

    Please fax letters to Holland America's Access & Compliance Department at 800-577-1731. Or they can be mailed to:

    Holland America Line
    Attention: Access & Compliance Department, 2nd floor
    300 Elliott Avenue West
    Seattle, WA 98119

    Guests are urged to have their letter mailed or faxed in as soon as possible after making a reservation.

  • Smoking Policy -

    For the comfort of all guests, smoking is prohibited in all staterooms, showrooms, and most other indoor areas. While smoking is not permitted in staterooms, guests are allowed to smoke on stateroom verandahs. Smoking is also permitted on certain other designated, outside decks. The designated smoking areas for all ships are as follows unless otherwise noted.

    • Stateroom verandahs
    • Casino (Active players only)
    • Seaview Bar
    • Outside Decks
    • Sports Deck

    Cigar and pipe smoking is NOT allowed anywhere inside the ship; it is only permitted on the outside decks where smoking is allowed and on stateroom verandahs.

    Electronic cigarettes are permitted in staterooms but not in other public areas of the ship other than on outside decks designated as smoking areas.

    Any guest caught smoking inside their stateroom will be considered in violation of Holland America's smoking policy, and will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs -

    Holland America Line is committed to providing safe, easy, and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact the Access & Compliance Department and submit a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form well in advance of the departure of their cruise and/or cruisetour. It is recommended that an SRI form be submitted immediately upon booking, or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.

    Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care unless an individual is hospitalized in the ship's Medical Center. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), Holland America may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

    Wheelchair-Accessible Staterooms

    Holland America Line vessels have specially designed staterooms for guests who use wheelchairs. If you have not booked a wheelchair accessible staterooms, but instead will be using a standard stateroom, it is important to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard staterooms are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard stateroom doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter* to maneuver into and out of the stateroom.

    *Note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests' staterooms.

    Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms offer features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars and benches/seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.

    • Wheelchair accessible stateroom entry doors measure 32 inches wide.
    • Wheelchair accessible bathroom doors measure 32 inches wide.

    Accessible stateroom locations are noted on the Deck Plans for each ship.

    Ship Transfer Options

    For individuals with limited mobility, the use of a wheelchair will be the primary mobility assistance aid for getting on and off the ship. Certain ship transfer operations (i.e. during tendering and at the gangways) may not be fully accessible to wheelchairs or scooters. When a ship is unable to dock, guests are taken ashore on smaller boats called tenders. Some guests with limited mobility may find it difficult to embark or disembark the ship at certain times while tendering or while docked due to steep gangways and steps, particularly during low or high tide. Also, please note that scooters and wheelchairs which are more than 100 lbs. (without the battery) are not allowed to be transferred from the ship to tender and/or from tender to shore.

    Most Holland America Line vessels have been retrofitted with a tender-lift system that enables guests to roll directly on and off tenders while remaining in their wheelchairs. However, please be advised that adverse weather conditions such as wind, swells, or extreme tide levels may prohibit the use of the ship's tender lift equipment. Additionally, some port facilities may not be able to accommodate the lift equipment. If you require the use of this equipment, please speak with the Guest Relations Manager upon embarkation for further details or to coordinate specific arrangements.

    Situations may occur in which guests with limited mobility may not be able to go ashore at the time they desire or are unable to go ashore at all in certain ports. For the safety of all concerned, the Captain shall make the final determination regarding whether or not it is advisable to provide assistance to guests with mobility impairments, or to carry their mobility assistance device (wheelchair, scooter, walker, etc.), taking into account all appropriate matters including, but not limited to, weather conditions, ship's location, weight of the guest or their mobility device, etc.

    Personal Mobility Equipment

    For the safety of all guests and crew, and to enhance accessibility, Holland America Line strongly recommends that all personal electric mobility equipment meet the following criteria:

    • Width: 23" maximum (in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom), unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less
    • Weight: 100 lbs. maximum (without battery)
    • Batteries: Must be gel or dry cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

    Holland America Line recognizes that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact the Access & Compliance Department to discuss your requirements.

    For the safety of all guests and crew, scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest's stateroom, not in hallways or elevator lobbies. Scooters left in hallways and elevator lobbies could restrict people needing to travel through these areas in an emergency, particularly other guests using mobility aids, since they would have no way of getting by a scooter left in a hallway.

    Holland America Line is no longer able to provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for any purpose other than embarkation, disembarkation, and emergency situations. Holland America Line wheelchairs are not available for shore excursions or for use on board. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make advance rental arrangements prior to your sailing and have a wheelchair delivered directly to the ship for use on board and in ports of call.

    Special Needs at Sea and CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist are the vendors that Holland America Line has approved for delivery of mobility devices. Please contact these vendors directly for pricing and availability.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Please be advised that all pre-arranged mobility equipment rentals must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Shoreside Wheelchair Assistance

    Because facilities in ports around the world vary significantly, wheelchair accommodations may not be available for some land tours and/or shore excursions. Furthermore, many transportation vehicles around the world do not have wheelchair lifts. Thus, it may be necessary for Holland America Line to make alternate transportation arrangements such as a sedan vehicle. This requires that a guest who uses a wheelchair be able to transfer from his/her wheelchair to the front or back seat of a sedan. Due to the limited number of lift-equipped vehicles in foreign locations, guests may incur additional costs for transportation related to airport transfers, shore excursions, and tour/hotel packages. Please note, lift equipped transportation within the United States may be arranged without additional costs. For information on alternative transportation arrangements and associated costs please contact the Access & Compliance Department . Please advise Holland America Line as far in advance as possible of any special needs for transfers. This will help to ensure availability of the appropriate vehicle(s) and for Holland America Line to provide an estimate of additional associated costs.

    Guests should be aware that certain third party shore excursion facilities may not be fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Although Holland America Line endeavors to make sure these companies comply with legal requirements, they cannot guarantee that all are able to provide facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For detailed information on accessibility of shore excursions, it is strongly recommend that guests contact the Shore Excursions Department prior to embarkation at 1-888-425-9376 (or locally at 206-626-7320) or visit the Shore Excursions Office on board.

    Wheelchair assistance that is requested for airports or train stations must be done directly through the airline or rail station. Holland America Line is not able to arrange for wheelchair assistance at airports or train stations.

    Options For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Guests

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Stateroom kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
    • Stateroom televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
    • Telephones with amplified sound for staterooms.
    • Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows.
    • Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

    Options For Guests Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are blind or have low vision, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Window-Eyes? computer software in the Explorations Caf? that allows guests to navigate the web by listening to the text.
    • Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs. These items may also be downloaded to the Window-Eyes? enabled computer in the Explorations Caf?.
    • With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual Lido Restaurant.
    • A familiarization tour of the vessel upon arrival.

    Service Animals

    Holland America Line only permits service animals on board, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Guests are not permitted to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. If you have any questions about whether the animal you wish to bring on board is, in fact, a service animal, you may contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    Your itinerary may include ports of call that have very specific and strict requirements that need to be met prior to your service animal being allowed off of the ship. Please be sure you understand the requirements for a service animal to disembark in each port of call. The best places to obtain specific information on required documentation and immunizations for your service animal are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website, local customs offices in the specific ports, and from your service animal's veterinarian. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not by Holland America Line. Should you need assistance in locating this information, please contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    To board the ship, your service animal must have current vaccinations. Records confirming the vaccination status should be provided to the Access & Compliance Department prior to your departure. It is also recommended that you carry the immunization records with you in case they are required at any port of call. If you do not have the proper documentation and proof of vaccinations for your service animal required at a port of call, or if there are local quarantine requirements, your service animal will be denied the right to leave the ship. If your service animal is denied the right to leave the ship in a specific port of call, the staff and crew will work with you to determine what actions may be possible to allow you to visit the port without your service animal. Please note that in your absence, you will need to provide for the care and supervision of your service animal. Except in those circumstances where your service animal has been denied disembarkation, you may not leave your service animal unattended on the vessel or in your stateroom at any time.

    Oxygen Deliveries On Board

    Guests requiring continuous or intermittent oxygen for chronic conditions must make their own arrangements prior to travel. Holland America Line ships are not equipped to provide guests with these services other than on an emergency basis in the Ship's Medical Center. For security and safety reasons, Holland America has selected CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist and Special Needs at Sea as the only outside vendors permitted to deliver oxygen supplies to Holland America ships.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Note: Oxygen and/or oxygen equipment deliveries will not be accepted from any other companies.

    Please be advised that all oxygen and oxygen equipment rental arrangements must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Guests are also welcome to bring their own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from home. Please note that the ship's staff and crew are not permitted to handle oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, you must be able to handle your supplies if you bring your own. Please contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to sailing if you will require oxygen while on your cruise.

    Please Note: In accordance with FAA regulations, airlines have restrictions concerning traveling with oxygen and oxygen containers. It is the traveler?s responsibility to be familiar with and comply with the regulations of the airline they are traveling on.

Ship Staterooms

Enjoy refined amenities, such as fragrant Elemis Aromapure bath products, flat-panel TVs, finely woven cotton linens and Holland America's signature Mariner's DreamTM bed, which grace every elegant stateroom. Most of the spacious rooms aboard are ocean-facing, allowing you to enjoy expansive views as you sail to each new destination. Many have private, teak-lined verandahs, perfect for sunbathing or dining al fresco.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Sports Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Sports Deck

Observation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Observation Deck

Lido Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Lido Deck

Navigation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Navigation Deck
Navigation Deck

Rotterdam Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Rotterdam Deck
Rotterdam Deck

Upper Verandah Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Upper Verandah Deck
Upper Verandah Deck

Verandah Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Verandah Deck
Verandah Deck

Upper Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Upper Promenade Deck
Upper Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Promenade Deck

Lower Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Lower Promenade Deck

Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Signature Suite - SS
  • Verandah Stateroom - VA
  • Verandah Stateroom - VB
  • Verandah Stateroom - VC
  • Verandah Stateroom - VD
  • Verandah Stateroom - VE
  • Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - G
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Interior Stateroom - I
  • Interior Stateroom - J
  • Interior Stateroom - K
  • Interior Stateroom - L
  • Interior Stateroom - M
  • Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Interior Stateroom - N
  • Verandah Stateroom - VF
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Neptune Suite - SC
  • Signature Suite - SY
  • Signature Suite - SZ
  • Verandah Stateroom - VH
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
Main Deck
Main Deck

Featured Sailings

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff
Dining/Food
Entertainment
Activities
Staterooms
Itinerary/Ports
Value

Escape from Winter

| Eastern Caribbean, Grand Turks, San Juan, St Maarten, Half Moon Cay
Holland America provides a traditional and polished cruise experience.

alaska 2018

| anchorage; Denali; skagway; haines; all port cities
a vacation to remember

Ladies Alaskan Adventure

| Vancouver BC

Alaska cruise

| Alaska, Victoria, Canada
Food, room and some entertainment are all that's covered in the initial price. Everything else is not and they are not cheap. But, the service and attitude are excellent.

Alaska

| Alaska
This was a vastly different touring experience as we have done all of our previous traveling by car or motorcycle with camp trailer. During our tours, we saw the entirety of Denali on three consecutive days!! We saw moose, bear, caribou, Dahl sheep, eagles, and other smaller wildlife while on land. The tour of Glacier Bay was terrific. The calving of glaciers was quite a sound. On sea we observed whales, sea lions, eagles, cormorants, and jellyfish.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

| Eastern Caribbean cruise
My wife and I really enjoyed the ship. Our cruise agent really helped us prepare for a great trip. Thanks Peggy.

Adriatic Dream

| Adriatic and Italy
This ship was recently refurbished and is beautiful and inviting. Elegant but comfortable. Out Captain was the best putting our safety first each time even when he knew a later departure or arrival would be unpopular. The crew was as advertised in their literature and ads and genuinely enjoy the service they so skillfully provide with such personalized care. Dining with HAL provides the right options and the meals in the dining room are really part of the experience and adventure. The new EXC lounge in Crow's Nest was a great place to learn and relax. There is music for every task or mood of the day. This was a spectacular cruise and we have already booked our next with HAL.

Ship

| Alaska
This was our first trip on this boat.!It was very clean! Food was fantastic and everyone treated us well !

Alaska-Holland America-2014

| Alaska
A very pleasant and relaxing trip with professional, courteous service, and lots of good dinning and drink. The Signature Travel Network guest were very pleased with the extra special pampering on a hosted cruise.

Westerdam review November 2018

| Japan & China
Like its sister ships (Oosterdam, Zuiderdam, Noordam) the Westerdam got refurbished and has a new entertainment system (similar to Hotel Pay-TV systems except you don't have to pay extra). The downside is that the staterooms no longer have DVD players and the central movie server has less different movies than there were different DVDs with the old systems. For WIFI three different per day options are available instead of the old per minute choices. Unfortunately, the WIFI doesn't seem any faster than before even with the highest performance (and most expensive) option which is advertised to support VIDEO streaming (don't believe it). The common areas also got refurbished (and look nice) but some location choices don't make sense like moving the Excursion desk to the premium real estate in the crows nest (deck 10) instead of deep in the bowels of the ship where they belong. The shops area on deck 3 also got expanded which not everybody will see as an improvement.

Great Trip

| Alaska
It was a great trip. The ship was very well maintained and the staff friendly. We did encounter a few staff members that weren't but they were few and far between. Maybe they were just having a bad day LOL. The food was much better than anyone in our group expected as was the talent of the evening entertainment. All in all it was a wonderful experience filled with lots to do and see.

Alaska trip

| Alaska
Loved piano entertainment.

panama canal reposition

| panama canal
overall good experience

Alaska

| Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Denali, Anchorage
Alaska is breathtaking and the combination of the cruise and the 3 day Denali tour was a great way to see the beauty of the land.and sea.

Alaksa

| Alaska
Great trip

Alaska cruise - Westerdam, HAL

| Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria BC
This was a great itinerary with very helpful and friendly staff. The evening at Le Cirque was fabulous and the excursions offered were excellent. A balcony stateroom offered an excellent view of the Glaciers. Sitka was a great port and offered many choices. Enjoyed the Art Walk and a visit to the Fortress of the Bear. The excursion with the Deadliest Catch Bering Sea Crab fisherman in Ketchikan was so much fun and very informative!

Touring the Alaska Inside Passage

| Alaska Inside Passage from Ketchikan up to Denali/Anchorage
For a first time cruise traveler, I was impressed with how efficiently the ship and the daily activities and excellent service at the restaurants operated. Also, the very personable, helpful and caring crew members was exceptional.

Panama Canal Cruise

| San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale via the Panama Canal
HAL charges extra for items that I think should be included. To charge for bottled water when going ashore to a port where they recommend you do not drink the local water smacks of opportunism. Basic Wi-Fi should be included.

Alaskan Cruise + Land Journey

| Alaska
The next time I will do the land journey first and then the cruise for a more relaxing time.

North to Alaska

| Juneau - Ketchican - Sitka - Victoria
Overall Holland America offered a quality cruise. As a retired food service equipment sales professional with over 43 years experience my opinion is as follows. Overall food quality - exceptional. Some minor negatives - coffee needs an upgrade - too weak. Some meat items need improvement. (steaks - bland/unseasoned - my family owned a steak restaurant) Sometimes bacon not completely cooked - should be cooked crisp. Service staff attentive - captain friendly and personable - cruise director Michael and his assistant Linda did an excellent job! Dining room staff did an excellent job especially Harry our waiter. New program for expediting luggage to final destination is a keeper. Improvement on document logistics is needed to insure all forms are in order - my wife and I did not receive info letter and custom form in the paperwork package sent to our cabin. Had we not seen another package belonging to traveling companions we would have been delayed at disembarking. One of our group of six couples never received the luggage expediting forms package.

fun and relaxing

| 23 Day HAL Westerdan Asia Cruise
Room 1105 was perfect. Elevator right a round the corner. Dinning room was an easy walk up. (floor 2-3) Guest services down the hall way. shopping ... *** I chose not to attend the activities or entertainment (1 bingo only)

Alaska Cruise

| Alaska
Overall a wonderful vacation

Wonderful

| Alaska
We are already starting to plan our next trip, our third trip, on the Westerdam.

Alaska from Seward to Vancouver

| Alaska
We had great weather and calm seas.

The Canal

| Panama Canal, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico
Our cabins were near the top just behind the bridge, close to the gym. We were even fortunate enough to exchange a few greetings with the ship's captain in passing. Our cabin stewards kept our room spic & span and even created different sea creatures each night from bath linen. The accommodations were satisfactory and comfortable. We enjoyed the evening entertainment and were delighted with Mollie, the computer tech teacher. Loved the Explorations Cafe and lending library---what a treasure!

WESTERDAM

| MEXICO
The overall cruise was very nice. We liked the ports of call. Our balcony cabin was very comfortable. The food was very good, but I would not rate it as excellent. The entertainment in the main theatre was poor to say the least. There was not a show which was memorable.

Holland America

| Eastern Caribbean
We really like sailing with Holland America. It is a high class experience.

ALASKA

| Alaska
Great cruise to Alaska. Felt at home. Staff was friendly and eager to help with anything needed.

I had an amazing time!

| Sitka, Victoria
I had an amazing time! Such a great cruise :-) Jorge, Sarah (the cruise director) Wilson (on of the beverage attendants) Lyndsay and Donny in the northern lights and Benn in the Casino ensured myself and my gf had an amazing time!!

Westerdam Asia 17Mar19

| Asia
I would recommend this ship to travelers who prefers to participate less in ships activities and just simply relax and enjoy the tours.

Donald - Woody Mull's review

| Eastern Carib.
See above

Alaska on the Westerdam round trip Seattle

| Alaska
Distinct pluses: including Sitka, Victoria BC and the ease of sailing in and out of Seattle. The cruisers packed the BB King Blues club every night. Good food and HAL's gracious service are always a treat.

First Time Cruiser - Loved It!

| Alaska
I could not have been happier with my first time cruise. There were maybe three children onboard, a plus for me! I loved the adult, classy atmosphere on the ship. The size of the ship and the ease of getting around. I never felt crowded or disappointed in anything we decided to do. We loved the observation deck and our morning caf treats! The information and programs provided onboard were great. The ease of boarding and leaving the ship, the open dining, the classical music programs, everything was fabulous. I was so impressed with the ship, crew and itinerary that I plan to go again in the future with my husband and expect to enjoy the same level of service, and my experience on this ship has spoiled me, making me loyal to HA line!

New review

| Carabbian
The best cruise I have ever taken, crew members were wonderful

Westerdam Mexico

| Mexico
There was not a good variety of food.

Exceeded Expectations

| Mexican Riveria
Loved this ship!!! We have been on a lot of cruises on different lines. This is a midsize ship. Quick embark & debark, great service on entire ship. Good food in main dining room & room service. Loved Canelettos and Pinacle Grill Steak was very good. We LOVED Billboard with the dueling pianos. B B King was good. Lincoln Center with classical music was interesting. Always a show in main stage room. Shrimp Feast in Mazatlan was great. Beautiful grounds, pool, live music, food & margaritas!!! Leaves out of San Diego so no flight. We will take this cruise again!!

Anniversary Cruise

| Alaska
We had 23 people in our group, family and friends, and everyone had a wonderful time.

Alaska/Denali

| Alaska/Denali
Our room attendant, Adi was the best! Extremely polite, professional and personal. We enjoyed our stateroom. However, the buffet left a lot to be desired.

Our opinion of the cruise.

| Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon Cay
We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the cruise and all the things they have to offer. The entertainment was very good and selection of food was good. Enjoyed the night we celebrated our 50th anniversary in the dining room.

Good Ship

| Panama Canal--San Diego to Fort Lauderdale
Downward Views from the Veranda Deck mid ship are restricted because of placement of lifeboats. The rates charged were the most expensive veranda staterooms making you think you have the perfect stateroom. So disappointing!

Cruise to Alaska

| Alaska
See above.

Service with Smiles

| Inner Passage Alaska
We enjoyed the quiet relaxed atmosphere of the ship, the entertainment and programming options.

Review title

| Santa Barbara,San Diego,Cabo San Lucas,Puerto Vallarta
Have sailed on this ship in Mediterranean several years ago.Also an excellent experience.

Alaska for the first time

| Alaska
Great Cruise. Wish we would have had more time in Sitka and Ketchikan.

Panama Canal cruise

| Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver
We were surprised by the quality of the food in the dining room. While still on the bland side it was well prepared and there was a good selection. Dinners in Pinnacle and Rudi's Sel de Mer were excellent. Band and singers in BB King Allstar Blues Band were all excellent. Very average food in Canaletto. Definitely not worth paying anything extra for this. Poor location being part of Lido. Quality of dancing and choreography of production cast dancers was poor. Singing was good.

Alaska cruise and land Starting Aug 11. 2019 D9C cruise.

| Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Seward, Denali
We had one day At McKinley and one day at Princess Wilderness. It would have been better to have 2 days at McKinley. The travel schedule for arrivals and departures on one day does not allow enough time for excursions into the Park. Staff did a wonderful job adjusting schedules to accomodate the impact of fire and rock slides.

Our Alaskan Cruise - First Time Cruisers

| Alaskan Cruise
This was our first cruise. What a great experience for first timers. Not disappointed at all. Will be a couple of years before we go again. But will definitely go again!

7-Day Alaska Round Trip Seattle Cruise

| Alaska
The Westerdam was very clean, loved the staff, the food was outstanding. The Lido Deck had BBQ's and an Alaskan Salmon Bake. It was a big hit with all cruisers.

Alaska trip

| Juneau, Haines/Skagway, Ketchikan and Vancouver.
One of the best trips I have been on in a long time! I loved the laid back atmosphere and how the itinerary catered to adults!

Alaska Cruise 2015

| Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, Ketchican
We had 26 in our group and all of us had a fabulous time! We were supposed to go to Victoria, but because of a tragic accident on one of the excursions, that stop was cancelled.

Enjoyable Week on Holland America's Westerdam

| Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta
We had an easy transfer from our flight to the ship with assistance from the staff at the airport. Our stateroom was well located near the aft elevator, which made for easy access to the dining areas. We enjoyed our open seating dining, as well as our dinner meal in the Canaletto Restaurant. We did not sign up for any excursions, since we had visited all three ports before.

Wonderful Mid-Size Ship

| Mexican Riviera
All in all, a wonderful cruise! Food was excellent in dining room, Canaletto's, Pinnacle Grill, and the Dive-In. Every member of the crew we encountered was very friendly, courteous, and accommodating. Good variety of entertainment and most was good (except the magician). Especially enjoyed Danny O'Brien on piano at Billboard Onboard. B.B. King's Blues Lounge was good. Selection of daily activities was fine--varied enough for most everyone. We had a cabin on the Verandah deck (balcony) and it was nicely appointed, though a bit small. Bed and other furniture was very comfortable. Really appreciated the traditional dcor, statuary pieces, and art in the public areas. Would book this ship/cruise again.

Our Alaskan Journey

| Alaska
This was our first cruise with HAL. We had twice previously cruised on RCL. Our next cruise will be on HAL.

Hawaii Tahiti April 2016

| Hawaii and Tahiti
The weather was out of their control, and basically it rained all the time in the South Pacific. Our first stop there, Fanning Island, was a zero visibility situation so we sailed on to the Rarotonga where the sea was too rough for the anchor to hold the ship. The only reason we stopped was to offload a medical emergency. So off we sailed to the next wet island. Raiatea was a pleasant stop for my daughter as she was able to converse in French and they had a great bookstore. Bora Bora was too rainy to take a chance and by that time, I had a bad cold (as did quite a few passengers, lots of coughing). We got off in Papeete as they docked. We enjoyed a really great ice cream sundae in a sidewalk cafe but we knew it was expensive ($17 each -- location, location, location). It was hot and muggy but we got back to the ship before it rained. The last stop, Nuku Hiva, was again, a disappointment. We question whether that stop should have been scheduled. Only one tender could land, and the commercial dock was off limits. We got our tender tickets at around 10:30am, waiting time almost 2-1/2 hours to go ashore. By noon It was in the 90's with no shade on the dock to shield us from the one day of blazing sun, so we passed on going ashore as did many of the other passengers. But we really enjoyed our days at sea and spent a lot of time by the pool.

We are sailing, forever sailing.....

| Ft Lauderdale through Panama Canal with Vancouver as final destination.
Overall the cruise was fine, a bit long in the tooth with all the sea days, but we knew going in that there would be a lot of at-sea-days. The ship looked like it had been refurbished in the last year or so, which made it look fresh. This was the first Holland America Cruise where we found that the crew spoke English (second language), but had difficulty processing what was being said, a bit of difficulty with language nuances. For instance, when asked about a certain fish on the menu that I was unfamiliar with, the response was that it was seafood. Because of the sea days, it was disappointing to see that the library had been dismantled, and for those who wanted to dance (yes! Old people do like to dance), the crow's nest has been turned into a coffee hang out, with the ability to order a drink in a very low-key atmosphere. We did enjoy the cruise, the food was fine, and cabin cleaned thoroughly every day.

wonderful

| alaska
Holland America had wonderful food. entertainment and wait staff were superb

Great New Year's Experience

| Eastern Caribbean
This was such a fun way to ring in the New Year!

Great trip

| panama cannal
We sailed on the Westerdam 4/15/2014. It had just gotten out of a major overhaul during the past month. The rooms were great. Most of them had new carpet. The food was really really good. The surprise was the shows. They were all new and very good. Usually cruise ship shows aren't the best. Captain Scott was interesting and very good also. I look forward to my next cruise

The Vista-Class ms Westerdam joined the Holland America Line fleet in spring 2004. On board, guests enjoy a space-per-person ratio unsurpassed by any other ship in a fleet already known for spacious comfort. In addition, Westerdam has more of what guests desire: More staterooms with private verandahs. More dining choices including the reservations-only Pinnacle Grill experience, and the Lido Restaurant, a culinary courtyard. More ways to relax in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

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