For those who like a drink before dinner, happy hour is nice. Buy 1, get 1 for $1.00. Nice to have a Catholic priest on board.
Shipflix check out DVDs was a nice feature for sea days.
Be open to meeting new people!
Happy Hour drink promotion: Buy One Get One For $1 More is the best deal on board
This is my second cruise with Amsterdam and so I am familair with this ship. Its the right size for me and its not crowded compared to bigger ships.
Read the daily itinerary and pick & choose ahead of time. Also don't fret about not seeing the glaciers on board, the captain will turn the ship so everyone will get a view. Bring a powerful binoculars to see wildlife & a digital camcorder to capture the unexpected moments. Enjoy.
Nice to have a Catholic priest on board. The captain is the best from all cruise ships we have been. Him and his wife are very friendly and make one feel as part of a family.
The Hawaiian Culture programs/lectures on this cruise were worth attending.
Loved daily mass and Catholic priest. Also liked that there were AA meetings
Liked the size of ship, staff, food!
Main theater shows were great. Piano bar not so much.
Don't miss the bread pudding and salmon grilled lunch on pool deck.
If you are a tech-heavy person, bring a power strip! There's only one outlet in each cabin, so you will definitely use those a lot!
Make sure you have transfer ticket in hand before you leave your home or able that you have paid in advance for them.
Be sure to taste the delicious fries at the Dive In poolside at least once during your cruise
Take advantage of the Happy Hour specials. Keep track of the individual ship programs as many were useful and entertaining. A powerstrip with several outlets and USB ports was a great benefit to me. Power outlets are a premium in the rooms.
Take all the pictures with the ship's photographer. If you buy the package, you get more for your money. This is not the large water park/movie theatre over the pool boat. It is more relaxed, but all the kids on board seemed to be having a good time.
Equip chairs and tables in pool area with 'silencing' slides. Include soda with meals without charge.
Do not pay any extra money for Ocean View, Balcony or even a Suite. Just book an Inside Cabin for a big saving. No last day sales at the Signature Shop. The sale price is the same from day one. Book your excursion trips online to save time.
Service was very good.
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