We left Fort Lauderdale for 4 ports on the Nieuw Amsterdam - Key West FL, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic & Half Moon Cay (private Island) Bahamas. All the ports were nice with the later 3 truly beaches in paradise. We also did 2 excursions where one was not great and one was outstanding.
This was our first H.A. cruise and the ship was nice plus the staff very good as well although not outstanding. We had no issues but the only thing we were somewhat disappointed in was the buffet restaurant as compared to other cruises lines - limited stations, variety, shorter hours and not open self-serve. The evening entertainment wasn't as good either.
All in all we had a great time despite some rough seas.
The ship and staff were great as well as the food. It was great to see 6 different ports of call with a variety of differences. We had some rough seas and a couple days of rain but in all had a great time. The biggest downside was perhaps the lack of details and logistics on shore excursions plus the local drivers at some made you hang on for dear life. Wouldn't hesitate on selecting the cruise line or agent again.
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