Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5027
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Not like the great HAL cruse in Alaska last summer. Which is why we decided to book HAL again.

First the good: The Nieuw Amsterdam is a beautiful ship. The cabin crew is great and will do anything they can for you. I suspect the cabins, which were adequate, are the same as any of the HAL ships.

The bad: The rest of the crew is OK but lacked the enthusiasm the Alaskan cruse had. The food was also OK but nothing special. No bold flavors and quite bland with no real identity. The entertainment was put together for the Lawrence Welk crowd. They did have a nice blues and steel band, but you kind of wander who they they were playing for.

This cruse was definitely for the geriatric crowd.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
cabin crew was excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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