Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice ship

Sail Date: January 04, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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 Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Didn't use
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Don't like Cozumel and way too many ships in port at Grand Cayman
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
One of my favorite islands
George Town, Grand Cayman
Go to Hell and Turtle Farm
Cozumel, Mexico
Vendors are too aggressive. It has really gone downhill
Key West, Florida
Haven't been there in years. What a nice surprise. Loved it!!!


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.

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