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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 28, 2017

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5073

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Wonderful cruise experience even considering all the port changes due to hurricane damage. We had a great time and will definitely consider taking Holland America Line in the future.


5 out of 5
Quick and extremely easy -- very organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
5 Star Cuisine was scrumptious -- great presentations and delicious as well!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Greenhouse Spa & Hydrotherapy Pool were wonderfully relaxing


5 out of 5
Dance troupe was excellent, Comedian/Impersonator was really talented and Island Magic drummers were fascinating

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Could not have asked for any better service. Our stateroom steward, Wibi, was top-notch -- always ready to meet any needs we had.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was of adequate size for a couple. We enjoyed the balcony. Our stateroom steward, Wibi, was the best -- always cheerful and ready to serve us in any way -- left the cute towel art each night.

Ship tip

Do it!!!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island Did not visit port

Cruise line cancelled this port due to hurricane damage.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Cruise line cancelled this port due to hurricane damage.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

Cruise line cancelled this port due to hurricane damage.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This is a gorgeous island -- well kept, very clean. The water was unbelievably clear and blue. We rented a Clamshell Cover and enjoyed the day at the beach immensely.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Great shopping experience. Clean and inviting market area.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

This was not a scheduled port on our cruise.


5 out of 5
Very well organized. Didn't take long at all.
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