As one of Holland America Line’s Vista class cruise ships, MS Westerdam has been designed to appeal to young and active holidaymakers, along with the traditional guests. With plenty of outdoor space including a promenade deck, a jogging track and two outdoor swimming pools, MS Westerdam is full of non-stop entertainment.
With so many destinations to choose from, including Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, Europe and more, there’s sure to be a MS Westerdam cruise that’s perfectly suited for you.
Get your heart racing, blood pumping and make some new friends on the basketball and volleyball court by playing a game or two of friendly rivalry action. Take your fitness to a whole another level in the Fitness Centre or participate in the fitness classes available on board. After working up a sweat, cool off in one of the two outdoor pools and let all your worries fade away. Take your relaxing up a notch by heading to the blissful retreat of the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. With a variety of beauty treatments from massages to manicures and use of the thermal suite you can be pampered and primed like never before.
Dotted around the ship you’ll find many comfortable spots that line the fall to ceiling windows where you get lost in your own little world as you watch the views go by, pick up where you last left your book or allow yourself just a few moments to enjoy a warm hot drink purchased from the café. For a spot of duty free shopping, be sure to check out the Signature Shops and find pricier pieces of jewellery from noted designers in the luxe enclave of Merabella.
Uncover a whole new talent and learn a few tricks of the trade in the Culinary Arts Centre, brought to sea by the Food & Wine Magazine, where you will be invited to join resident chefs for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations.
Younger guests are warmly welcomed on MS Westerdam and Club HAL provides those aged 3 – 17 with a wide variety of exciting activities to enjoy. The Loft and The Oasis are teen-only areas, with no adults allowed – apart from the Club HAL supervisors – where there can enjoy late night sporting competitions and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.
Take in a thrilling show on stage in the two-tiered Vista Lounge where magnificent theatre and musical productions come alive with Broadway veterans. Over 20 musicians perform live each night, with Adagio, the classic ensemble on board performing nightly in the refined space of the Explorer’s Lounge. Request well known favourites and sing along around the piano as the pianist plays in the Piano Bar, or opt to enjoy exotic cocktails and live music in the Ocean Bar. Dance the night away in the lively spaces of the Crow’s Nest or Northern Lights and let your hair down loose for a night or two. If you’d rather cheer with friends and raise a glass to your favourite football team head over to the Sports Bar that’s tucked away on the lower Promenade Deck.
Feel like luck may be on your side? Flirt your luck with Lady Luck in the Casino and see if you can leave with a big win. There are all levels of play for the most experienced and first time gamblers, with complimentary lessons on offer from the friendly casino staff.
The main dining room Vista is your destination for sophisticated five-star dining that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose a set seating time each evening or be spontaneous and arrive ‘As You Wish’. One level of this two-tiered dining room is left reserved for those who choose a set seating time between 5.45pm and 8.00pm; the other is there to greet guests who arrive as they choose. The Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining with a refined and luxurious space that is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy Alaska king salmon and perfectly grilled steak, all complimented with boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other great global vintages. For authentic Italian cuisine, dine Canaletto or enjoy relaxed dining in the Lido restaurant and choose from a wide selection of foods to tantalise your taste buds.
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