Great winter break

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 06, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8116

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review Summary

This was a pleasant if unexciting winter break. Holland America provides good food, great support for mobility impaired guests. The naturalist's presentations were a welcome break from a misguided emphasis on shopping. Ports have limited interest beyond water sports and great rum drinks. Accessible cabins were very well designed and comfortable. Evening shows were limited.


5 out of 5
Excellent--our special needs group was escorted to the ship.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Accessible cabin was convenient and comfortable.

Ship Tip

Expect a low-key vacation

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Stayed at a hotel two nights in advance. Good art museum.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Very pleasant beach

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
A lot of history

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Not too exciting

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

2 out of 5
Very limited accessibility, no scooters or power chairs allowed.


4 out of 5
Fairly smooth
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