Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

7 Nt Nieum Amsterdam Cruise Eastern Caribbean.

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Very nice cruise, it had been several years since my husband and I had been on a cruise.  Lots of changes but mostly for the better.  There isn't any longer 24 hr buffets which was fine with us but the midnight buffet used to be very special. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are extra expense as well as 3-4 of the restaurants.  Shore excursions are at the discreetion of the traveler. Margarita, our guide in San Juan was very difficult to understand.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin seemed very clean, however, there was an odor of mildew or mold that seemed to come from the bathroom. Nothing visible.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was orderly & quick but disembarkation took 1 hour. Get ready to stand in line.
Ship Quality
Onboard Activities
Always multiple activities happening if you choose to participate.
Children's Programs We did not travel with children.
Service and Staff
Very attentive.
Food and Dining
Good food, desserts in the Lido were not the best but the Pinnacle had wonderful food and Manhattan Dining Room offered excellent entrees.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Grand Turk Island
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wouldn't go back. Lots of historical attractions but otherwise have not desire to return.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)


A wonderful ship for seniors who enjoy cruising. I found the Spa attendants to not be very helpful. There was not any attendant present in the mineral therapy spa. The fee to have your nails done was much overpriced and unreasonable in my opinion.

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