Nieuw Amsterdam not our best cruise

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

14 Night Passage To Spain (Ft. Lauderdale To Barcelona)

Sail date: April 08, 2015

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1097

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

Our cruise on the Zaandam in Nov 2014 was one of our best cruises. The entertainment was excellent and the food selection was great. I cannot say this for the Nieuw Amsterdam. The entertainment was poor. We went to all of the shows but we only stayed for three of them. We left the others after 5-10 min because they were so bad. The entertainment in the lounges was also poor. The selection of food in the main dining room was well below average compared to other cruises we have been on. Lido food was OK. We were awakened around 7AM each morning with grinding and knocking sounds below our cabin.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Poor selection of food compared to other cruises

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I would rate "great" except for the noise below our cabin at 7AM

Ship tip

we did sit with other people at dinner and met some very nice and interesting people.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
We did not tour, just boarded the ship

Horta, Azores

3 out of 5
Not much to do at this port but it was interesting walking around the town

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
We enjoyed this port, private tour

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Hop on hop off bus was great

Alicante, Spain

5 out of 5
Most sights within walking distance of the port

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Hop on hop off bus was also great

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Lots of interesting things to see and do
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