An elegant, lovely cruise.
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: March 27, 2011
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We have always enjoyed Holland America cruises for their gracious service and their catering to an older traveller. This cruise had many more very young children than ever seen before, as well as teenagers, but all were extremely well behaved and didn not intrude on our cruise in anyway.,
The food is superb and presented & served beautifully, both in the dining room and in the Lido Buffet.
The entertainment was great, a singing program entitled "CANTARE" was just as wonderful as listening to the Three Tenors. Dancing, staging, the Magician and the Comedienne were all very enjoyable.
The one Holland America snorkeling tour I took on Grand Turk left a lot to be desired. The two tours booked through were very nice, but I wouldn't recommend visiting "Hell " on Grand Cayman, there's really very little to see...a 10 minute stop was more than enough! I did mention elsewhere that the description that the tours left from port side was not true, both tours required walking and/or riding to the departure point, which in some cases, may not only be inconvenient but impossible for handicapped travellers.
We had beautiful weather and calm seas, and overall, felt very satisfied at the entire experience!
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Don't Miss: There is very little to do.
Pros: The ship is beautiful, quietly elegant, and understated.
Cons: We missed the program of making crafts!