Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Prefer the smaller Holland America ships

Sail Date: March 25, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The number of passengers on this ship is 2100, yet the public areas appear to be similar in size to the smaller ships, thus causing long lines for food service, and the Movies in the screening room didn't have enough seats.

Pros: Wonderful time on the cruise

Cons: common areas size too small for the number of passengers

Recommends Nieuw Amsterdam? No.

Food and Dining
food was good in the formal dining room, the Lido deck had mixed quality, and very long lines
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
public areas were too small, lines were too long
Cabin / Stateroom
rooms seemed smaller than other Holland America ships, and the beds were very firm, not as comfortable as past trips.
would have enjoyed additional variety rather than the singers and dancers, add some additional variety
Children's Programs
All the kids we interfaced with seemed very happy with the services........

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