Accomodations on Holland America Westerdam

cruise ship in Alaska

Westedam in Sitka

The Holland America Westerdam has a variety of rooms available to suit the budgetary needs of all their passengers. Those who prefer to spend as little as possible on their room can book an inside room. The inside rooms on the Westerdam are quite nice and for an inside room quite spacious as well with some open floorspace and couches that wrap around a corner. Inside rooms come with a basic bathroom and shower.

Westerdam inside cabin

Inside rooms on the Westerdam are pretty nice

For people who prefer not to spend any more than necessary on their room, yet would like to have some natural light, rooms with obstructed views are an affordable way to go. These rooms have a window, which may be partly or fully blocked by a life boat. A little more money spent for the room upgrades the window to one with a full view.

Holland America verandah room

Verandah rooms give passengers their own outside space

Verandah rooms allow passengers a full view and a bit of private outdoor space with their small decks. These rooms cost more than inside or window rooms, but still save money over suites and they have bathtubs.

cruise ship suite

Superior Suite adds more space

The suite category starts with the superior suites. These are more spacious than the regular balcony rooms. With suites, the balconies get larger too.  These suites also come with double sinks,  jetted tubs, and telephone concierge service.

private lounge for suite guests

Book a Neptune Suite and you can come in here – Neptune Lounge

Passengers who like more space, use of the Neptune lounge, and VIP boarding can book the Neptune suites. Extra perks like free laundry service come with the extra money spent to book a suite.

deluxe suite on a ship

Neptune Suite

Neptune suites include double sinks, whirlpool tubs,  separate showers in the bathroom and a good sized balcony.  The Neptune Lounge includes personalized concierge service among its amenities.  Guests of Neptune suites also have priority tender service among the extras included with a suite.

luxury room on cruise ship

The Penthouse suite is so big it doesn’t all fit in the picture

The penthouse suit brings all the comforts of home, with more room than some apartments. It has a separate bedroom, and an extra bed that folds out of the wall in the living room just under the huge flat-screen TV.

accomodating extra passengers in a suite

there’s a bed hiding in these cabinets

It includes a dining room, butler’s pantry, guest bathroom, and master bath with gold sinks, large whirlpool tub and separate shower. The penthouse has an expansive balcony with a private hot tub.

book the penthouse and this balcony could be yours

the Penthouse has an expansive balcony

pethouse suite on Westerdam

private hot tub on Penthouse balcony

Sometimes passengers have more than two people in the same room. To accommodate three or four guests, some rooms have a couch that folds out into a bed and/or a bed that folds down from the ceiling.

stateroom with drop bunk

bunk drops from ceiling

I sailed on the Westerdam with three people in a verandah room, in the type where the couch folds down for a bed. The room steward made the couch into a bed each night and folded it back into a couch for us each morning. There wasn’t a lot of floorspace with the bed folded down, but it only stayed that way for the night. The room had three closets, a few drawers, and a cupboard over the couch-bed, so we all found space to put our things.

big staterooms get fancy bathrooms

bathroom in the penthouse

Accommodations on other ships: Arcadia, Breeze, Breeze odd cabins, Divina, Ecstasy, Infinity, Legend, Liberty, Pearl, Ruby Pearl, Splendor, Veendam, Wilderness Adventurer

For a complete list of blogs about cabins see My Cruise Stories Ships and Cabins page.

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12 Responses to Accomodations on Holland America Westerdam

  1. Arthur Downing says:

    My recent Alaska cruise on the Westerdam was a very enjoyable experience. It was my first cruise and after hearing about the recent troubles on ships of other cruise lines I didn’t know quite what to expect. However, after seeing how well designed the ship was and how courteous and efficient the crew members were I had no worries at all. We had a veranda room and I especially liked it during our time in Glacier Bay as I had a perfect view of the calving of the glacier there.
    Luckily the weather was just great the whole trip except for an unexpected thunderstorm in Juneau.
    We used the “Luggage Direct Service” at the end of the cruise and it was well worth it as they took our luggage straight to the airport and put it on our flight and we didn’t have to handle it at all until we arrived in San Diego. I highly recommend this tour for anyone.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think cruises are an excellent way to travel. You only have to unpack once and get to see several different places. Getting there is always as much fun as being there on these floating resorts with so many things to do.

  2. Rene says:

    Great info! Wow, I did not know there were such nice rooms to be had on a cruise.

  3. Oh man, that penthouse suite looks amazing!!!!!!!

  4. Ruth Roberts says:

    We really enjoyed our cruise on the Westerdam. I was surprised at how roomy the inside rooms were, a good bargain for any one on a tight budget. We enjoyed our veranda room. I woke up to a good view of the sunrise each morning on the journey north. There was a good variety of food to choose from, and dining together at dinner was a very enjoyable time. We went on interesting excursions in each port. I especially enjoyed the Glacier Gardens and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center in Juneau. We had fun watching the bears at the Fortress of the Bear. Wild eagles were also visible in the trees on the property. We appreicated the helpfulness of the crew and enjoyed the towel animals that appeared on our bed each night. This cruise was a special family trip as nine family members met for the cruise. It was a wonderful cruise and a great way to spend time with family.

  5. I would think the rooms with the small balcony would be more than sufficient for a very comfortable holiday on the cruise. When I went on a cruise, I spent almost all my time outdoors or joining in the multitude of activities. The room really didn’t matter. It was simply a place to crash at the end of the night.

    • That’s exactly the room we had. We were very happy we had the balcony in Glacier Bay because we could take all the pictures we wanted without worrying about either other people in our way or being in other people’s way.

  6. Serena says:

    I’d love to take a cruise sometime and stay in one of those suites….especially the penthouse, wow!

  7. cindy knoke says:

    WOW! We stayed in a suite (free upgrade) on the Ruby. It wasn’t this luxe!

  8. Chris Beath says:

    Those are nice rooms. The inside room has more room then we had on our cruise to Alaska. We got lucky and were at dinner seated next to a window when we passed the glaciers. It was one of the few times where Justin’s slow eating was a good thing.

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