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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

3 Night Bahamas (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 20, 2017

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1003

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Very few things for kids. Calm atmosphere where alcohol is available but not pushed like other ships. Kitchen extremely staff. Waiters did their best- understaffed.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Main dining terribly slow compared to other cruises. Burnt food. Staff not as friendly as other cruises. Lido saved the day.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Very few Pool not open when got on ship. Pool closed one day while sailing. Smooth sailing; no rough waters.


1 out of 5
Adult pool everyone was sent to when the other closed.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
They weren't impressed. They said it was boring.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Hal limited activities. No aracade.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Clean but elevators and bathrooms not operating on numerous occasions.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
My cabin was fine, but my sons had little to no air. Beware of room 1111. 80 degrees the entire trip. All ey gave was a fan for three people.

Ship tip

Buy soda package ahead of time. I waited till the first day and it was a complicated process. Cruised many times and never seen anything like this, even with this brand.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Good shopping

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach Kids slides inoperable.


5 out of 5
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