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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 12, 2018

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: GUAR

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review Summary

We received cabin 5100 right by the mid ship elevators so we were concerned about noise. We rarely heard any noise. I am a light sleeper and had the best sleep of any cruise I have ever been on. We were in a perfect location. We took the elevator up to deck nine and was right at the Lido Marketplace. We were just above the life boats but looking out the window there was no obstruction at all. Also the elevator right by our room was broken the entire cruise so there was no privacy issues either with people seeing us on the balcony. This was my 24th cruise (1st with Holland) and by far my favorite cruise ever. Alaska is breathtaking and I highly recommend cruising there. My only complaint was the entertainment. The singers on this ship simply were not talented. The singers in BB Kings were far better in my opinion. This is the one place that needs improvement and the one thing that would make me hesitate to book this ship in the future. Other than that we LOVED every moment of the cruise. Food in lido was delicious. I had maybe one or two things that I did not care for. Loved the salad bar, so many options to choose from and it made eating health easy.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful clean city.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Mendenhall Glacier is a must.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Loved the White Pass railroad excursion

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Least interesting excursions for us. Just a personal opinion.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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