We always enjoy Holland America Crusies
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
We really love the Holland America ships. Super clean, very friendly staff, very attentive, you feel like a queen (or king) for a week.
Food is amazing, lots of dinning options too. Try the other restaurants on board if you had the extra cash, they are worth it.
We got the Signature Beverage Package and it was great. There was no way we could drink all the drinks allotted to us each day, but it was nice not having to "think" about a bill at the end of the trip. We will do this again.
Excursions are good, but we wish that they were longer! 2 hour excursion is just too short.
We were disappointed that the ship could not stop in the Bahamas due to rough seas. We understand that this happens. Be aware that this can happen. It almost happened on our last cruise but we got lucky. Not so lucky this time. It was a bummer of a way to end the cruise.
Holland America has an older customer. I could count on one hand the amount of children I saw all week. This is great if you are looking for a more mature and quieter cruise. Keep in mind however that they activities and entertainment tend to be for the older crowd as well.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Try to eat at the other restaurants onboard! The food is amazing and fun to try something different. For example, I had Peking Duck for the first time in the Tamarind. The additional charge is not that much for the quality of food you will be eating.