Experience true comfort in the ms Westerdam’s premium staterooms. Each stateroom features luxurious bedding, a table and chairs, and a small sofa for relaxation. Suites contain a number of additional amenities, such as full-sized whirlpool bathtubs, premium bedding and bathrobes, and complimentary beverage services. Interior rooms start at 150 square feet, with veranda rooms ranging from 212-359 square feet, balcony included. Guests looking to be spoiled on their trip will not be disappointed – every stateroom features ice service, shoeshine service and a nightly turndown service, with suite passengers receiving laundry service, a 24-hour Concierge Service and in-suite dining.
Dining & Gastronomy
Food is one of the main highlights of any Holland America cruise. The ms Westerdam is known for the high quality of its culinary options, with food in the main Dining Room being so good, you won’t need to pay for specialty dining to enjoy a five-course, gourmet meal. For three meals a day and afternoon tea, the Dining Room serves up quality dishes made by master chefs. There’s even a specialty menu with artfully-crafted vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Entertainment and Activities
Foodies won’t want to miss taking part in America’s Test Kitchen, a popular culinary program based on the real test kitchen in Massachusetts. Passengers can watch a professional cooking show, learn about the chefs’ signature scientific approach to cooking, and even take part in a hands-on workshop to hone their culinary skills.
With a strong focus on traditional cruise amenities, Westerdam also features two swimming pools, onboard shopping, and a fitness center and sports courts. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon is the perfect place for a relaxing massage or a luxurious beauty treatment, and an onboard art collection gives passengers a glimpse at the golden age of Dutch painting.
Holland America cruises typically have a dress code ranging from daytime casual to smart casual, with swimwear only allowed at the pools and sun decks. Guests use the Gala Nights as an opportunity to dust off their finest tuxedos and ball gowns, although suits and dresses are also acceptable. For those who prefer not to take part in the festivities, the buffet has a casual dress code every night, and in-room dining options are also available.