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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We visited Half Moon Cay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman (liked it the best) and Cozumel.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Well designed - positive - orhganized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Dining Room was top-notch. Having to battle the Lido crowds was tolerable but not the best. If they had crew to help find a vacant table, especially when you have people with mobility issues -- would help tremendously.

Lido Restaurant

3 out of 5

You have to battle the crowds and some rude people. We had two people in our party with some mobility issues. It was hard to find a vacant table for 4, and it was disheartening to head toward a table only to see someone run ahead of you to grab it. Having a crew member to help find a table would help.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The Thermal Spa was wonderful!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The Humanity stage performance was awesome! - great technology, great dance performance

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Glad they had it but we had no kids in our party

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great crew!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
NEW ship!!! Wonderful!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good room - could use some more hangup hooks.

Ship tip

Take some extra room magnetic hooks.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
No but we arrived two days in advance and went to a hotel on the beach in Deerfield Beach.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
So wonderful to be on the beach -- great clear water for snorkeling

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It always takes a while but good communications about the process and keeping us informed.
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