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MS Westerdam, Holland America Line


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81,811 Gross Tonnage


Typical Passengers

Like most Holland America Line ships MS Westerdam attracts a mature crowd of couples, solo passengers and family groups. However, it also boasts features to attract a younger crowd as well. Those who choose to bring their children (or grandchildren) will find plenty of facilities available for them, including a dedicated Kid Zone and Club HAL entertainment area with electronic games and refreshments. 

Ship Amenities 

This modern ship offers a laid-back, welcoming appeal with an array of leisure-minded facilities both inside and out. There’s a classic vibe to the décor, starting with the full wrap-around teak promenade deck. Start your day with a stroll around this promenade to admire the views, or head straight for the jogging track near the mast. You’ll find two outdoor swimming pools to choose from, one with a retractable glass roof for taking the plunge in poor weather. Whirlpool hot tubs and an outdoor bar complete this outdoor recreation area, along with a smaller splash pool for kids and a private cabana Retreat. The interior lobby is quite stunning, designed to wow you with a Waterford crystal sculpture! Have a wander down the shopping street, which offers a range of souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. There’s also an art gallery, photo gallery, card and games room, Internet centre and cosy library nook. Climb your way to the Crow’s Nest lounge to enjoy the view, or soak in the glamourous ambience of the Casino. 

Cabin Amenities

Crisp linens, private balconies and concierge lounges – there are loads of perks you can pick and choose from in the MS Westerdam accommodation. At the most basic level, interior cabins include compact bathroom facilities, built-in storage, flat-screen infotainment and terrycloth robes to snuggle up in. You can upgrade to an outside-view cabin, balcony cabin or more lavish Penthouse Suite if you want to pull out all the stops! 

Dining Options

From buffet breakfasts to sit-down dinners, find tempting cuisine for all occasions on MS Westerdam. The main dining room is called the Vista Restaurant, a cavernous space with open and assigned seating times. You’ll be able to choose from a nightly menu of cruise classics like grilled chicken and fish, along with lighter fare, vegetarian options and decadent desserts. When you’re in the mood for a treat, visit the Pinnacle Grill with its premium-grade steaks and seafood, all with notes of the Pacific Northwest culinary traditions. For more casual options, there’s a Lido Café buffet with stir-fries, deli sandwiches and pizza, as well as the Canaletto Restaurant for Italian dishes and the Dive-In Terrace Grill for fast food by the pool. 


After dinner, you can make your way to the stunning Vista Lounge to enjoy musical revues and cabaret acts in a plush setting. This lounge includes a bar on the ground floor, so you can have a drink with your show. Lower decks on the MS Westerdam also feature a Culinary Arts Centre for cooking demonstrations, along with a movie theatre and Queens Lounge lecture space – there’s truly never a dull moment!

Sports and Wellness

When you’re in the mood to get away from it all, you’ll have the Greenhouse Spa complex with its hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite and solarium. Indulge in a soothing massage or beauty treatment, or simply try out a new hairstyle in the salon! And if you’re planning a romantic getaway, why not book a couples’ massage here? When it comes to fitness, there’s a fully-equipped gym with high-tech equipment, along with a golf simulator, basketball and volleyball courts, and the outdoor jogging track.


Holland America Line - Westerdam

On top of their game


Tondeur, Bedale on 5th Feb 2019

Super-friendly staff and a good vibe that was felt throughout the ship. The food choice and quality was excellent and all catering staff were really approachable.

Holland America Line - Westerdam

By far our favourite cruise


Townsend, Birmingham on 3rd Jan 2019

The crew were attentive without being overpowering. The food was so well prepared and presented. Entertainment on board was top class.

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