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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2018

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4155

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise and I wished I would’ve went with a more luxurious ship with better food and entertainment. The average age on this ship is 70. The ports of call weren’t what I expected.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
In the dining room my food was inedible. On the lido deck food was average. We had the drink package which I don’t recommend because you couldn’t get in on the drink specials and got charged full price for all drinks even during happy hour. The food was very salty.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Used the casino which one dealer didn’t even know how to count to 21. The comedy show was great. Didn’t use the pools or spa.


4 out of 5
I really enjoyed the comedy show. Didn’t go to any of the other shows. Wasn’t my style.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was great when we received it. Sometimes took a long time to get water or coffee refills. House keeping was great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was very small for 4 adults. Wouldn’t recommend it.

Ship tip

If average is ok with you and very little entertainment then this is you’re ship.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Loved the shops here but was expensive. Great food at margaritaville.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 out of 5
Went with a guide that showed us all the scariest parts of San Juan. Didn’t care for it.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Lots of shops and great things to buy.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Weather to bad to visit


5 out of 5
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