Awesome service as usual on HAL

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 14, 2010
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Beautiful new ship and awesome crew! Holland America staff are awesome and all all very helpful and friendly. I travelled with my 81 year old father who was in a wheel chair most of the time and they were always available to assist when needed and to accommodate our requests. the ship is modern and very easy to get around. It is definitely not a party boat and would be great for people who like good food, great service and not a lot of crowds. The entertainment is some what geared to the older crowd and you will not find a lot of variety in the music around the ship but if you want a relaxing vacation and you like things on the quieter side, this is a great ship to go on.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very good. they were all very helpful, friendly and the staff to guest ratio is excellent! they know how to provide great customer service!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
go snorkelling or something in water. it is beautiful
Don't Miss: snorlelling
5 out of 5
the best private island of any of the cruise companies! big, clean, lots to do, great beaches and not crowded like some of the others! very well laid out!
3 out of 5
nice beach

Pros: great service, nice ship, great food, not crowded

Cons: slots at casino, pools closing too early

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? Yes!

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