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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2018

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10045

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise so we didn't have a lot of experience when choosing the boat and ports of call. However, on the cruise we did talk to a lot of people and in retrospect we could not have made a better choice. Holland America pays great attention to detail and the dining and entertainment is second to none. Will more than like choose Holland America again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Ran very smooth and trouble-free.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food and drinks were fabulous. Food like nothing I have seen down south before.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Hot tub, fitness gym.

Hydro Pool

5 out of 5

Very relaxing place to spend time after a long day of activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Quality of the bands and musical performers were second to none. Class A acts.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was super from all people who worked on the boat.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very easy to get around and not congested.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and efficiently laid out. It could be a little bigger but the space was well utilized.

Ship tip

Probably suited more for adults than smaller children or even teenagers.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Very friendly people and had a nice little Fish and Chips at a local restaurant. Also, we chose to walk and the journey was very nice.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Once again we chose to go with Google Maps and walk. The sites were good and we visited the Forts and then the downtown area. We also availed of local bar and restaurant and had a nice little meal and a couple of drinks. Hospitality was good.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Very nice place. We did an excursion "complete island tour" and went to the top of a mountain. Very nice scenery and the people were very friendly.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Very nice place and we did the Kayak tour. Very good service and very clean and scenic.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Hassle free and easy.
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