Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Ship needs some work done

Sail Date: March 22, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our state room had serious vibration issues.  The bed, TV, walls, ceiling was vibrating.  Hard to get to sleep with a shaking bed!  Other than this, everyone was very courteous and the food was good.  The ship is in dry dock now and being worked on.

Ship Quality
Would have rated this higher but the ship had major vibration issues with our stateroom and throughout the ship.
Food and Dining
Would have like to eaten in the restaurants without having to dress up! This was our vacation and should have not had to bring a jacket & tie on a cruise where it was 80 degree weather and limited amount of room to pack cloths in a suit case. There was some stuffiness to having to dress up on a Carribean trip.
Service and Staff
We did not encounter any problems with the service or hospitality on the cruise.
The entertainment was nice.
Destinations and Excursions Grand Turk - there was nothing there - depressed island.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
The excursion we did was not real great.
Grand Turk Island
Island is very depressed with the hurricane and damages that it caused on the island - nothing to do thre.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rain Forrest - (bathrooms needed to be cleaned - they were pretty bad)
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The excursion was good and island was very pretty
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
This was a very interesting, clean and pretty island with activities to do.


Ship needs work - (we were extremely disappointed with the vibration issues on the ship). If it had not been for this would have been a remarkable trip. The people were nice and hospitality good. We are very apprehensive on rebooking with Holland America and never experienced problems like this.

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