Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Very Relaxing Cruise

Sail Date: November 13, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Half Moon Cay was great private beach. Very clean, plenty of lounge chairs at no cost. Lunch provided was good. Went horseback riding in the ocean, staff was great. We traveled with another couple. We went on one shore excursion at every port. They were all well worth the cost. Tendering process to and from the ship

 went well and was very efficient. This was our first time on Holland American. It was a much older senior crowd than expected, average age was 65+. There were only 11 kids total on the ship so kids weren't a problem. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We would go again.Wink

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Cabins very comfortable and clean, beds were very comfortable. Staff attend to the room every time you left it.
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Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cozumel, Mexico
We went zip lining. Had a great time. Disliked all the people trying to sell stuff in your face when you got off the ship.
Key West, Florida
Need more time at port.


Be prepared for a cruise geared towards senior.

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