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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2016
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8005
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good food, desserts in the Lido were not the best but the Pinnacle had wonderful food and Manhattan Dining Room offered excellent entrees.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always multiple activities happening if you choose to participate.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

We did not travel with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin seemed very clean, however, there was an odor of mildew or mold that seemed to come from the bathroom. Nothing visible.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Wouldn't go back. Lots of historical attractions but otherwise have not desire to return.
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