7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: March 22, 2015 Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin Number: 4010 Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 3 years ago
My wife and I took our first cruise... this exact cruise for our 25th Anniversary in 2013 on the ms Eurodam and loved it! After we returned she was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 21 months later.
As a time of celebration of their mom's life, I took my two daughters on their first cruise... the very same cruise my wife and I had taken, only difference was we were on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. We had an incredible time! Our favorite stop was the last day, on Half Moon Cay... the BEST part of the cruise, and we all wished we would have had more time there! We plan on cruising together again in the future.
Holland America was our first cruise experience and is (in part) why I again selected them. We appreciated so many of their crew members.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The food was very good, but in some areas missed the "Great" category
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
There was some outstanding crew members!
5 out of 5
This ship was going into dry-dock after our cruise, which will improve minor shortcomings
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Overall, we did no spend a lot of time in our cabin and the cabin [itself] was great. However, it is located right above the bow theater area, so it was extremely noisy during the shows and other times crew was working below. I loved the balcony, with one exception: the glass verses the solid balcony railing. Our balcony room on the upper deck was amazing!
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