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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: September 21, 2011
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
small vessel able to meet new people and enjoy ships ammenities

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
specialtiy dining rooms were 4 star - not the 5 star as advertised -manhatan and lido - 4 ; cannaleto -3, Tamarind - 5 ; Pinnacle Grill and Le Cirque 4 1/2; entirely too much food; altho dishes in Lido were clean could still be rinsed better - could see soap scum

Entertainment

5 out of 5
good mix of entertainment with highly professional entertainers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
good command of english; helpful and pleasant, didnot like always being asked how I was or if I was enjoying myself -

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
clean linens as requested; complimentary robes; outlets for US appliances; nice veranda
1 out of 5
Catania - dirty and filled with trash and litter all along excoursion routes to Mt Etna; would visit other areas
5 out of 5
restaurant stop very good
Don't Miss: Amalfi Coast
5 out of 5
walking difficult especially all the uphills ; needed to rate it higher difficulty
5 out of 5
clean - cable car to old city would revisit
3 out of 5
evening tour good - but guide had everyone petrified of the pickpockets. would revisit
3 out of 5
long ride to Rome; vatican and Sistine Chapel very hot and this wasn't even summer!! Restaurant stop - not good; service poor
5 out of 5
guides good - needed more time
5 out of 5
Pisa ok; Lucca very nice - would like to see more outside walled city overall all guides were well informed and well educated with a good command of Englis
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Pros: overall excellence of trip with efficient tour directions

Cons: unable to hear ship announcements in staterooms

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? Yes!

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