Tropical Caribbean with Holland America
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: January 31, 2016
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5025
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We left Fort Lauderdale for 4 ports on the Nieuw Amsterdam - Key West FL, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic & Half Moon Cay (private Island) Bahamas. All the ports were nice with the later 3 truly beaches in paradise. We also did 2 excursions where one was not great and one was outstanding.
This was our first H.A. cruise and the ship was nice plus the staff very good as well although not outstanding. We had no issues but the only thing we were somewhat disappointed in was the buffet restaurant as compared to other cruises lines - limited stations, variety, shorter hours and not open self-serve. The evening entertainment wasn't as good either.
All in all we had a great time despite some rough seas.