Dress Code on the Westerdam
During the day on the Westerdam, casual attire is appropriate, including, shorts, sundresses, tank tops, etc. for the ladies; for men, shorts, polo shirts, T-shirts, etc. will do. Rubber-soled, low heeled, or flat shoes are recommended while onboard. For cruises to Alaska or other colder climates, consider layering your clothes and a heavier coat for shore excursions. The use of any footwear with wheels, including but not limited, to Heelys' shoes, is prohibited onboard all Holland America ships.
For the Westerdam dining dress code in the evening, you may want to dress up a bit and/or bring along a light sports jacket or cardigan. The evening dress codes falls into two types, which are Smart Casual or Formal. Officially, swimsuits, tank tops, T-shirts, and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants or public areas in the evening. For the Pinnacle Grill and other occasions to include formal nights, it is strongly suggested that shoes, rather than sandals, are worn.
Read our article on "Holland America Dress Code" for information regarding appropriate "Smart Casual" and "Cruise Formal" evening attire.