Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

good cruise

Sail Date: September 21, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

small vessel able to meet new people and enjoy ships ammenities

Pros: overall excellence of trip with efficient tour directions

Cons: unable to hear ship announcements in staterooms

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
good mix of entertainment with highly professional entertainers.
Service and Staff
good command of english; helpful and pleasant, didnot like always being asked how I was or if I was enjoying myself -
Cabin / Stateroom
clean linens as requested; complimentary robes; outlets for US appliances; nice veranda
Food and Dining
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
Santorini, Greece
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
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
Barcelona, Spain
evening tour good - but guide had everyone petrified of the pickpockets. would revisit
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
long ride to Rome; vatican and Sistine Chapel very hot and this wasn't even summer!! Restaurant stop - not good; service poor
Dubrovnik, Croatia
clean - cable car to old city would revisit
Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
walking difficult especially all the uphills ; needed to rate it higher difficulty
Salerno (Naples), Italy
restaurant stop very good
Don't Miss: Amalfi Coast
Corfu, Greece
Catania, Sicily
Catania - dirty and filled with trash and litter all along excoursion routes to Mt Etna; would visit other areas
Venice, Italy
guides good - needed more time

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