First Time Cruise on Holland America
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10010
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
This was my first time cruising and I had a great time! The quick version is this: beautiful ship, great staff (especially the Lido deck cabaña staff), fun entertainment (comedian and juggler were awesome). The ship never felt crowded. The food was problematic for me - I'm dairy free and, while they knew that upon my arrival, none of the food staff knew what was in the food, there were no labels and 95% of it had dairy. For example, there were no desserts that were dairy free except plain fruit. The spa was beautiful but the staff less than helpful. Overall, a great cruise.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We had as you wish dining but after the first night in the Main Dining Room I gave up (the wait staff had no idea if there was any dairy in any of the meals and had no options). Ate at Tamarind and it was amazingly good, highly recommend it.