uofmlady
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Holland America's New Amsterdam

LoveWe are planning our first cruise with Holland America on the New Amsterdam. Leaving from Venice Italy and cruising the Greek Isles and Turkey. I can find very few updated reviews of this ship and none on this particular cruise. If anyone has any info on this particular cruise I would appreciate hearing from them. We are planning on a balcony stateroom on an upper deck. Food and entertainment are important to us as well as a clean ship. Please let me know. Thanks. 

 

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CruiselineQ
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Here is a review of Nieuw Amsterdam cruise to Greece and the mediterranean last August: http://cruiseline.com/ship/nieuw-amsterdam/review/382394

Once you get to the ship reviews page, simply click on "Europe - Mediterranean" to filter all reviews by a destination.

fathoms77
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Sorry, I don't have an answer, but I just wanted to say that the trip sounds like a blast and I hope you enjoy yourself. :)

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I love HAL and am taking a cruise in a few days on the Amsterdam.  I haven' traveled on this particular ship but you can expect fine service and good food.  Please write a review after your cruise so we will have an up to date one.  Enjoy your cruise.  Gloria

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I just got off the ms Amsterdam taking a Grand Voyage followed by a Panama Canal 14-night full transit.  The ship was fine

.  There was a big difference in the atmosphere of the ship between the two cruises but I loved both.  My only real complaint and this may not bother you but there was no fridge in our cabin.  I think that only the suites have a fridge.  I was told that I could rent one for $2 a day.  That would have cost me $188 for the 94 days that I was on board.  I could have bought one for that amount of money, Laugh, laugh.  The photo shows my favorite place on the ship - the ice cream station.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

The entertainment varies from cruise to cruise.  Just the singers and dancers stay the same.  Since I was on two long cruises I saw the same dancers & singers shows several times & I still enjoyed it.  Here's a photo of one of the entertainers.

 

\Music poolside on our Grand Voyage.  We did not have live music on our Panama Canal cruise except for a couple of dasy with a Mariachi Band as we crHappyuised the Panama Canal and a day later.

 

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