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Amsterdam Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

51 Night Tales Of The South Pacific (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 28, 2019

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We enjoyed this cruise we will be doing it in the very near future. They will not have the 51 days for now but they have to 32 days which will be all our favourite Islands in the South Pacific.


5 out of 5
Very easy going and quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room was very good with so much diversity on the meals. The buffet was delicious, great choices and very clean and well organized

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All the activities on this cruise was great and enough of them to please everyone.


5 out of 5
Out of our 4 cruises the entertainment was the best exceeded our expectations. Holland America sure did great choices for the entertainment. The cruise director was excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
For us we had no problems with any of the service staff. Myself having allergy issues with certain foods our waiter at the dinning room and the buffet were awesome to make sure zi didn’t eat certain things. Always best to relay your food issues to the Dinning room and Buffet as it is taken seriously by Holland America. As for the Buffet pick a person from each area of food explain it to them and as much as possible make sure to deal with that server as they do remember you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is kept very clean and design is interesting. Yes with an older ship there are always some issues to which they are continuously maintaining the ship all around. With that said it shows the Company. Ares about maintenance

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had no problems with the size and had unobstructed window. Cabin was well maintained and clean. We had a very small issue a tile in the bathroom was broken we reported and the next day they fixed it.

Ship tip

The friendleness of all the staff, caring and for us the size of the ship not so many people. The Captain and crew keeps you informed

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
Every Port we stopped we visited either a tour or on our own. We were very pleased with all of the.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We hiked up Diamond Head was awesome and the view was well worth it. Great cardio hike.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Here we just walked around and ventured o. Our own pretty safe.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Hard to comment as we just walked around

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Just walked around

Cross International Dateline Did not visit port

Cross The Equator Did not visit port

Pago Pago, American Samoa

5 out of 5
Did a cultural tour which was very intersting

Apia, Samoa

5 out of 5
Great Port people are friendly and it is safe to walk around d

Savusavu, Fiji

5 out of 5
had A tour to Nakawara Rain Forest. A nice hike, very beautiful and interesting.

Suva, Fiji

5 out of 5
Walked around nice place

Dravuni Island, Fiji

5 out of 5
Great Island

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

5 out of 5
Great Island

Luganville, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Did a Water Music experience tour was worth it for us interesting and well explained

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Again walked on our own

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
We did a glass bottom kayak and snorkelling tour was good. Next time we go we will snorkel of the beach pretty safe and good coral

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

5 out of 5
Toured Island encounter and Ancient Tonga was a great tour

Vava'U, Tonga Islands

5 out of 5
All great stops

Alofi, Niue Island Did not visit port

If I recall I think this is the Port we could not go to due to the surf at the Port was dangerous to be tendered. The Captain stayed in Fro t of the Island till after noon just in case weather would change. It didn’t so the Captain took us to part of the other side of the Island which was nice but could not tender in.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

5 out of 5
Pretty Island mostly walked around.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Very beautiful Island we took a snorkelling tour Shark and Ray encounter and snorkelled was just awesome . Mina adventure was the tour Company they were awesome we highly recommend them

Raiatea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Toured on our own lots to do there

Papeete, Tahiti

5 out of 5
Well worth walking around and doing some side streets interesting art work on some buildings. On Cook,s Bay Moorea we rented EBikes privately through Trip Advisor and were very satisfied. Company EBike Moorea at EBike

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
We toured around on our own very nice.

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

5 out of 5
We walked around and snorkelled of the beach safe and beautiful

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

5 out of 5
Our last port even though it was small very nice and very friendly.


5 out of 5
Very well organized, quick and easy.

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