Bring your sea sick meds
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: December 11, 2011
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This could have been a perfect cruise, but our entire trip was spoiled by the pitch (up and down motion) and roll (side to side motion) of this ship in what I considered decent seas (4-6 feet) and the vibration of the ships engines felt in our stateroom on deck 10. No one seemed to explain this. One could watch the passengers walk side to side down the halls most of the time. This ship needs larger stabilizers. This is our 4th cruise, all on different lines, and this ship was the worst when it comes to motion.
We purchased "unspecified stateroom" which HAL selected a week before sailing and they put us on deck 10 in the front of the ship. Nice room if you are an experienced sailor but you can give me deck 7 midship any day (Not that it would have mattered on this ship). Yes, I used the patch.
Everything else was great, as you will see below.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Food, room, the Piano Bar with Jimmy
Cons: The pitch and roll of the ship spoiled the trip