rough start good finish

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8133
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Seas were very rough most of the trip which made the cruise uncomfortable (but not Holland America's fault obviously).

Grand Turk Island was beautiful, clean, and no hassle shopping.

San Juan is more commercial like the US but served our purpose.  Lots of restaurants.

St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.

Half Moon Cay was a real surprise.  Clean, neat, and best of all a great noon barbeque.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Steel Band and Juggler were excellent. Singers and dancers we have seen better.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Cabin attendants were best we've ever had.

Ship Tip

Our cabin was on 8th deck below the Lido restaurant and was noisey from the restaurant above. Suggest being on 7 or 6th deck to eliminate the noise.

1 out of 5
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