Glacier Discovery Northbound Cruise
Westerdam is named for the west position of the compass - pointing the direction cruising will take in the future - 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.
On board, pampered guests enjoy incredible space per person ratio on a ship known for her stylish, spacious comfort. Staterooms with verandas for private sunning, dining and relaxing. Several dining choices including the intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill, and the Lido Restaurant. Hundreds of ways to pamper and relax in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon – one of the largest and most luxurious in fleet – and more lounges and nightclubs to entertain you.
The art collection aboard Westerdam has a theme of Dutch heritage in the New World and ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt – Westerdam truly is an art lover’s paradise at sea!
Westerdam Dining Options
Vista Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines.
Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner.
Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
Westerdam Features & Facilities
Digital Workshop, powered by Windows® Learn how to share all your digital memories through email, blogging and social networking — so friends and family can see where you have been cruising even before you return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" make it easy and fun, even for novices.
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Holland America Line’s own Master Chefs or culinary guests
Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
Vista Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening
Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate
The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age