Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
17

4 out of 5

Love Holland America

Sail Date: November 24, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

First of all booking through MaryAnne and was really easy! Had no problems getting to the cruise line terminal. We rented a car from Avis and had them take us over to the docks. Processing in and waiting to board took a little time but it was ok. When we boarded the Nieuw Amsterdam, we went to the front desk to see about an upgrade. For a nominal fee we went from an inside room to a cabin (1070) with an unobstructed view. We were immediately met by Endgamn, our steward, who went in search of our luggage. We rented a cabanah overlooking the lido pool and really enjoyed it. Ed and Julius were really outstanding! At two o'clock every day they brought us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. They also brought water and fruit and were truly outstanding!

 

The food on board was also very good. Two times we went into the main dining room in smart casual attire. We reserved a table just for two and enjoyed it. I do not enjoy dressing up so we ate a lot in the lido. The food us the same regardless of where you eat. We did eat at the Tamarand and it was good. We also ate at the Canaleto but didn't really enjoy it. 

 

While on board we did the stroll of San Juan, got off in St. Thomas and did the bbq at Half Moon Cay.

 

Oh our Thanksgiving day meal was really good and we didn't have any yucky family members hanging around. 

 

This is was a great cruise for relaxing! I strongly recommend it.

 

 

 

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Entertainment
Played a lot of trivia
Children's Programs N/a
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Grand Turk Island
Didn't leave ship
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Loved the walking trip
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Leave the ship if you love to shop
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Beautiful beach

Tip

Lido deck for all meals!!!



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