Glad to try a new line but dissappointing

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 23, 2016

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5179

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I was dissappointed with the activities that were available to us during the day. We were unable to get into 2 ports out of 4 so we were stuck on board for 2 extra days.. They should have had a dj playing raggae music by the pool during the day. Live steel pan music was great but for only 40 minutes was too short a time. The kitchen tour was misleading. I know that there was more to it since we had professional cook on board. You could have done kaeoke during the day to entertain guests too. There could have been a dance party (just playing dj music for guests at night.

    The live band was great! The room was too small to house the amount of guests watching them.The variety of food was very good. The wait staff was excellent - attentive and gracious. Loved the "day" elevator mats! My favorites were: Kevin, Darren, Checep. and Made. They were always smiling and willing to accommodate me.


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I ate downstairs one night and then I ate on the Lido deck the rest of the week. The food was the basically the same and the view was better.

Onboard Activities

We had too much down time on board. Bingo should have been $10 to start. You already had the supplies. Loved the dance lessons but there could have been more. You needed more staff because there were more women than men. You could have had a craft activity for guests. I bet that guests would be willing to share their talents. I would! I liked the cooking segments. The cake decorating was cute too.


5 out of 5
Not too sure what you mean but the live entertainment - Aston and B.B. King Band were excellent.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

I already stated - Kevin did a nice job as an mc. Darren did a great job as an instructor but there were too many women without partners. Our stewarts Checep and Made did a super job of cleaning and maintaining our room. Loved the animals that Checep made.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was fine!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Checep and Made were very accommodating, gracious, and helpful to me all week. They were even able to call me by my name the first which made me feel welcomed.

Ship tip

I think that I have covered this topic already!

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