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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8154

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great time and would definitely recommend this cruise and ship.


5 out of 5
San Diego is much quicker and nicer than Long Beach.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room was very good as was the buffet. Tamarind and the Pinnacle Grill were both amazing and worth the slight extra charge.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Nice gym and plenty of activities.


5 out of 5
BB King's All Stars were outstanding and talented. They were also some of the friendliest people on the ship and really connected with the audience each night. Also enjoyed Lamont Ferguson's comedy show.

Children's Programs

No children with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always friendly and quick.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was very easy to navigate this ship. I felt close to everything.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Large, comfortable cabin with good sized bathroom. The balcony makes it feel even larger.

Ship tip

Try Tamarind Bar and restaurant. They were like hidden gems with amazing views.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
Beautiful city

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Plenty of options for excursions, shopping, eating and drinking. The Office was an amazing restaurant right on the beach.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Not as much to do and a little harder to navigate than the other ports.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
We loved Puerto Vallarta. Old PV and the Romantico District were beautiful and lots of things to do and see on the Malecon boardwalk. El Dorado was another fantastic meal right on the beach with a beautiful sunset view!


4 out of 5
Just a little crowded with a Disney ship disembarking at the same time.
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