The ship takes the least expensive port. We were .6 hr away from Amsterdam and had to wait an hour and a half to get off the ship.
Visited: Jul 09, 2014
We caught the public bus to Haarlem just had a wonder around. Nothing really interesting to say but it was inexpensive. Problems arose when we got the bus back the driver pulled over half way back & told us all to get off & that was as far as he went. Luckily we weren’t on our own lots of other cruise passengers. We stood waiting for another bus to come along (slightly panicking) but then after 10 mins the driver told us all to get back on & returned is to the port. Very strange
The time here was too short as it required a 90 minute bus ride to the city.
Visited: Jul 09, 2014
This was a difficult port to reach. No trains go here you will have to arrange transport and it will be approximately 80 Euro
Visited: Aug 10, 2014
In Amsterdam we did a shore excursion that visited the Hermitage museum and included a boat ride. The Hermitage was interesting and the boat ride was enjoyable. Our guide was very good.
NCL Excursion: "Amsterdam, the Heart of Holland". Travel through the city and scenic spots, with a canal boat ride.
Terrible. No communication of how to get to Amsterdam. From time we stepped off boat to setting foot in Amsterdam, 3 hours which included HOT bus and absolutely packed well over capacity. Same as ride home and way too early as we were scared to miss boat. This was first time NCL has made port there, and it was complete disaster. The sentiments after this port were unanimous, awful.
We took a bus tour to see windmills, wooden shoes and Edam cheese. But our guide, Tjeerd, made it a great day, explaining everything and just being personable.
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