Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cruise Photos

Destinations and Excursions
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
cabin crew was excellent
Onboard Activities

Was this review helpful? 7

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top