Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: March 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Ship Quality
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Food and Dining
Great food, great service
Cabin / Stateroom
Personnel was very attentive
Service and Staff
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.
Holland America could invest more in quality entertainment.
Children's Programs
Didn't have children with us
Onboard Activities
Did not find many that we would like to participate.
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were great but excursions were poor quality and expensive
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Check in was fast.
Grand Turk Island
The beach was great
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Beach was great
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Beautiful island


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.

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