Eastern Caribbean

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Nieuw Amsterdam
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 08, 2015
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5019
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We decided for this cruise because of the ports visited especially San Juan. My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and we wanted to explore San Juan and have a relaxed time at the other islands. Grand Turk, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay are all beautiful islands and had a great time on our own. The only disappointment was the only tour we booked in San Juan, we visited the Bacardi rum plant and used most of the afternoon there and left very little time to see the forts and Old San Juan. We only give 3 stars to this cruise because the entertainment on board was poor. Holland America concentrated more in selling jewelry, photos and art.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food, great service

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Did not find many that we would like to participate.


1 out of 5
Holland America could invest more in quality entertainment.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Didn't have children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mel and Nel, our cabana club attendants were the best. Also, our server at dinner time was very considerate and paid close attention to our needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Personnel was very attentive

Ship Tip

We loved the cabana club, it is a little bit pricey but we really enjoyed it. We highly recommend it for those who want privacy but still want the view.

5 out of 5
Check in was fast.
5 out of 5
The beach was great
1 out of 5
Unfortunately too much time was spent on the road and visiting the Bacardi instalations leaving little time to see the forts and Old San Juan.
5 out of 5
Beach was great
5 out of 5
Beautiful island
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