Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

A great Cruise

Sail Date: May 22, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Excellent impression. Very well maintained. Friendly crews.

Pros: Venice and Istanbul

Cons: Internet vervice on ship

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food in the dining room was the best I encountered on 8 different cruises. The food and service on the Lido deck was not as good. The variety of food offered and the organization of food dispensation was less than optimal.
Cabin / Stateroom
State room quality was excellent. Our stewards were superb.
Service and Staff
Overall a superb rating to all service.
We have encountered better entertainment on other ships
Ship Quality
I very nice ship. I especially like the wide all-around promenade deck on Holland America ships.
Split, Croatia
A nice city but we were not too impressed.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
We made a trip to the Acropolis. It was OK except for the masses of tourists. Our tour guide was not very helpful.
Don't Miss: Acropolis
Mykonos, Greece
I nice Greek town but apparently rather poor. We just went ashore and walked around.
Istanbul, Turkey
This is an amazing city. We took the 2 DeLuxe tours on subsequent days. Our tour guides were exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here but were exhausted.
Don't Miss: Blue mosque, bazaar, Hagia Sophia
Venice, Italy
This is one of the most beautiful cities of the world
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Ephesus was after Istanbul the most impressive site. We had an excellent guide and were really impressed by the ruins of this old Roman city.
Don't Miss: Ephesus
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
We did not take a tour to Olympia since I had been there 60 years ago. The town of Katakolon, however, was very nice.
Santorini, Greece
Santorini is astounding. We took the cable car up to the city and walked around. Very beautiful.

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