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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

21 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer / Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2017

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4008

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The cruise itself was wonderful. Weather perfect, seas calm, cabin was lovely, great staff and crew. The islands we visited were unique unto themselves. Everyone was a different flavor. I think that this itinerary is on the top of my list to d


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some of the menu items pairings were inadequate. Ex: chicken on a bed of mushrooms and gravy. No vegetables.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Holland America has cut back on on board activity and entertainment.


3 out of 5
What they had was good but didn't care for the singers and dancers routines. The talent was there but didn't care for the themes. The talent they brought aboard was good.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff and crew as usual for Holland America.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Nice size cabin and wonderful balcony. Our cabin steward was very attentive and friendly.

Ship tip

We did open dining and had no problem being seated. We met different people from the US and Canada. Interesting conversations at meals.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5

Daylight Cruise Past Mount Pelee

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Didn't go there.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
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