March 2016 - 14 Night Tropical/Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam
We had wonderful accommodations and service. We would definitely come onboard again and will recommend it to others. However we will never cruise again during a school holiday. The children took over the ship, running up and down hallways, corridors, public places. They were unruly and the staff and the officers did nothing to contain this. We are grandparents and not anti-children. We had to seek refuge in parts of the ship that were "adult only" and it was sheer luck that no child fell overboard. Their parents had passed out by the middle of the afternoon, and they did what they wished.
The food was of good variety and was tasty. The seas were smooth, which always helps. We saw one show, which we enjoyed. All in all we had a wonderful time and we'll return when school is in session. This is our 33 cruise, not all on HAL.