A huge disappointment

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
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Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

10 Night Mediterranean Inaugural (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 04, 2010

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

We were very upset with this experience. It was our first cruise and 40th wedding anniversary. While the ship is brand new and beautiful, the air conditioning in our stateroom only worked occassionaly and they could not get it fixed making it impossible to sleep in sweltering temperatures. The positioning of the cosino allowed smoke to permeate the entire ship which was just plain disgusting for those of us who hate cigarette smoke. On the postive side, the crew in many areas was great, especially the dining room. What is sad in the end is that we just couldn't wait to get away from the ship. We spent a ton of money for a very low value.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
See comments above

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Could not fix AC

Ports Of Call

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: The scenery is spectacular

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5

Split, Croatia

1 out of 5
Crowded, hot and miserable

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Pros: The ship is beautiful

Cons: Air conditioning did not work, ship smelled like cigarettes

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? No.

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