The cruise was good but I wish there was more to do onboard. Pools are small and no entertainment in that area

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2018

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6128

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I would have given this cruise a 3.5 not 4.0. The entertainment really needs some work. I know it may cater to an older group but there should be more to do. Some pool activities and more shows in the main room would have been nice.


4 out of 5
Great. Our cabin was ready when we got on and our luggages were in our rooms...

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was ok. They had lobster one night which was good but outside of that it was either ok, too salty or not enough flavor.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
They could upgrade their activities. There was not much to do especially on days when we were at sea.. The has cards, shuffle board, mahjong but most times no one was in the rooms


3 out of 5
The BB King performances were good but the dj after that wasn't. I think the bb king performances were short and sometimes they repeated their performances throughout the week.

Children's Programs

No children were on board with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
For the most part the staff was great. The guy who cleaned our room was awesome... The team serving the food wasn't always friendly and smiling but the waiters/waitresses and other staff members were great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Overall size was good and comfortable.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Island is beautiful and the water was georgeous

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Great and ontime
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