Good but not Great

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 29, 2015
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4156
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Our stateroom was very nice and the steward could not have been better.  The food was quite good. Actually many times the food at the buffet was actually better than in the main dining room. The seas had a slight roll to them but not too bad.  Our main problem was the entertainment.  The shows were terrible. There was no staging at all and the music and singing was so loud that you could not understand a word.  The BB King band and the piano bar were just as bad, so loud you couldn't find a place far enough away from the stage that was comfortable to listen to them much less be able to have a conversation.  'The Band' in the one bar was wonderful but alas they did not have a vocalist, however, they were very pleasant to sit and listen too not blasting at full volume like all the others. This was our 2nd HA cruise and it was much better than the last one but not good enough to consider going with them again unless there is no other choice. The only reason we sailed with HA this time was that they stopped in Key West for the whole day and the others left around noon. If not for that we would never have chosen to go with HA.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It was OK

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Very limited

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Terrible shows, mostly dancing and the vocals were so loud you could not understand the words. The BB King Band and the piano bar were deafeningly loud

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Lots of quiet places to sit and read. Comfortable

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin could not have been more comfortable.

Ship Tip

The ship itself is very nice but the entertainment is terrible

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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