Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Nieuw Amsterdam not our best cruise

Sail Date: April 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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 Quality
Food and Dining
Poor selection of food compared to other cruises
Cabin / Stateroom
I would rate "great" except for the noise below our cabin at 7AM
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
we booked tours with third parties, not on the ship
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
We did not tour, just boarded the ship
Horta, Azores
Not much to do at this port but it was interesting walking around the town
Gibraltar (U.K.)
We enjoyed this port, private tour
Malaga, Spain
Hop on hop off bus was great
Alicante, Spain
Most sights within walking distance of the port
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Hop on hop off bus was also great
Barcelona, Spain
Lots of interesting things to see and do


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

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