February 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam
First Time Cruise on Holland America
This was my first time cruising and I had a great time! The quick version is this: beautiful ship, great staff (especially the Lido deck cabaña staff), fun entertainment (comedian and juggler were awesome). The ship never felt crowded. The food was problematic for me - I'm dairy free and, while they knew that upon my arrival, none of the food staff knew what was in the food, there were no labels and 95% of it had dairy. For example, there were no desserts that were dairy free except plain fruit. The spa was beautiful but the staff less than helpful. Overall, a great cruise.