Nieuw Amsterdam

3.9 out of 5

Overview

Nieuw Amsterdam is a large ship, carrying 2106 passengers and 929 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida and Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia.

Sails from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, San Diego, California, Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

Cruises to: Alaska - Inside Passage, Caribbean - Eastern, Caribbean - Western

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A great introduction to Alaska with the International Flair of Vancouver

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
This is the prefect beginner cruise with smooth waters and great sights. However, this was our second time on this particular cruise and it is one that you could do over and over and see something new every time. Great fun and very relaxing.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing trip!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Best = All the food from the Dive-IN burgers, Lido Cafeteria style dinning and the Manhattan Dinning room was so well prepared and presented. It was the highlight of our cruise.

Worst = Smoking was allowed in the casino and it drifted to near by event locations. BUT I have been informed that has changed and all of HAL line will be completely smoke free by the end of the month!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise to Alaska

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Great cruise with Holland America to Alaska.  Customer Service was A1. Daily meals were great with lots of options.  A wide variety of daily "to do" options to pick from.  Very friendly staff.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Mediocre Cruise Aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The best part of our recent cruise to Alaska on the Nieuw Amsterdam was the ship and shore excursions.  Both were top notch.  The food was mediocre.  The entertainment was worse.  The staff were like robots.  If Nieuw Amsterdam is to compete effectively in the Alaska market, all three aspects that need improvement will have to improve.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The crew was amazing, always there and always taking care of everything.  Didn't have any problems on the ship.  Everyone says that the departure part is terrible but for us it was great. 

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2106

  • Total Crew: 929

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.27

  • Built: Jul 2010

  • Number of Decks: 12

  • Total Cabins: 1053

  • Cabin Categories: 79

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ababjunk
Contributor Level: Second Mate
Jan 14, 2015

Ask to be seated at a larger table for dinner. You will meet the most fascinating people. We had as you wish dining and it was painless.

brooklyn
Contributor Level: Third Mate
May 19, 2015

We did seating with a large group at late dinner and had a riot, but people liked as you wish dining as well. Lido can be chaotic at lunch and they stop serving full lunch at 2p port days, but still have a terrific salad bar. The Dive In hambergers and chicken sandwiches are good.

marin
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jan 02, 2015

The Nieuw Amsterdam will put you in the lap of luxury. If you enjoy "dressing up" in your finest, dining on fine cuisine, and enjoying showroom entertainment without lineups, you'll love the elegance of HAL.

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