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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2015

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1046

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We had been on a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas a week prior to this cruise, so we were looking for something quieter, just wanting to relax.  The ship is in amazing condition and it's very clean.  The food was very good and dress codes were enforced on this cruise, unlike the Oasis trip.  The only negative is the entertainment.  The shows were not to our liking and the small movie theater was always full.  There were lots of nice bars on the ship and the entertainment in those was good.  This particular sailing, though we experienced no illness, was code red for Norovirus.  They took the sanitation to levels I've never experienced in 22 cruises.  It wasn't a bad thing, but did cause some inconveniences.  For example, you couldn't get yourself a drink of water, it had to be given to you.  Also, hot tubs were closed during code red (duration 4 days).  All in all, it was a nice cruise and we came home well rested.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Didn't use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Ask to be seated at a larger table for dinner. You will meet the most fascinating people. We had as you wish dining and it was painless.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
One of my favorite islands

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Go to Hell and Turtle Farm

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
Vendors are too aggressive. It has really gone downhill

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Haven't been there in years. What a nice surprise. Loved it!!!
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