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Amsterdam Cruise Review to Worldwide

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 88

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Amsterdam

Grand World Voyage

Sail date: January 04, 2017

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3344

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

When we got on board - we ran into people who have been doing this for 15+ years, some every year, some skipping years but it was a crowd that knew each other and many of the staff.  That's the big difference between a short cruise and a Grand World Voyage. Food good, variety sometimes lacking but still, very good. Steaks in Pinnacle as good as any great steakhouse.  Staff - can't say enough about how warm, friendly and helpful they are. They knew our names within the first 2 weeks and we were greeted by name.  I think if I said we would like to do this again in a couple of years that would say it all.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not applicable to us and there were very few children on board this 111 night cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is extremely clean. But it's an older ship and they were having their issues with pipes, HVAC etc. but they were doing their best to keep up with it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Deck 3 is the Lower Promenade. You definitely don't want deck 2. Deck 1 would be best unless your in a veranda (Deck 6) or suite (Deck 7). We had unobstructed view but the promenade is about 15 feet wide so you don't have a direct window to the world. The life boats are visible above but not blocking our view. Vacuum toilet system not the best and they tend to clog easily.

Ship tip

Don't bring too much clothing. Most people find they don't wear half of what they bring. Nobody cares if you wore that outfit a week ago.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Santa Marta

2 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

2 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal

2 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

San Diego, California

3 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

3 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5

Majuro, Marshall Islands

3 out of 5

Guam, Mariana Islands

3 out of 5

Saipan, Mariana Islands

1 out of 5
We didn't get there due to poor weather and high winds.

Osaka, Japan

3 out of 5

Nagasaki, Japan

3 out of 5
Make sure you hit the Atomic Museum, Ground Center and Peace Park.

Incheon (Seoul). South Korea

3 out of 5

Jeju Island, South Korea

1 out of 5
We didn't go there due to poor weather but we did 2 days in Seoul instead. Not a bad trade.

Xingang (Beijing), China

3 out of 5

Shanghai, China

3 out of 5

Hong Kong

3 out of 5

Nha Trang, Vietnam

3 out of 5

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

3 out of 5

Singapore Marina Bay

3 out of 5

Port Kelang

3 out of 5

Colombo, Sri Lanka

3 out of 5

Mumbai (Bombay), India

3 out of 5

Muscat, Oman

3 out of 5

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

3 out of 5

Rhodes, Greece

3 out of 5

Istanbul, Turkey

1 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

3 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

3 out of 5

Casablanca, Morocco

2 out of 5
Casablanca is not that great. Some people felt unsafe. Taxi drivers very aggressive. Some took the Marrakesh tour and said it was very good.

Funchal, Madeira

3 out of 5
Visit Botanical Garden and have a ride in the basket down the hill.
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