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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

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Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 62

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 4175

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I've done over 17 princess cruises and decided to try Holland for the 2nd time. Wasn't impressed with the 1st cruise. But, I will have to say Holland America has redeemed themselves! Best cruise every taken. From the dining experience, food, entertainment and staff they are now my #1 cruise line! Have already booked my 3rd cruise with them.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Was very impressed from the lido buffet to the specialty dining, top notch!

Explorations Cafe

5 out of 5

Beautiful view, plus happy hour with tapas

Lido Bar

5 out of 5

Nice and the bartenders are amazing

Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

Presentation of food and the variety was the best

Ocean Bar

5 out of 5

Nice area to sit out and have lunch or relax

Sea View Bar

5 out of 5

Nice area to sit out and have a bite to eat while the bartenders are mixing up great drinks.

Explorer's Lounge

5 out of 5

Nice place to relax and have a drink or read a book

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
BB kings blues club is the best onboard performances I've seen in a long time

B.B. King's Blues Club

5 out of 5

A must go see show! These muscians are talented!

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly, professional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a large inside interior. Very, roomy with lots of closet space.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
No excursion done

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Have visited this port 3 times, we didn't stayed near the shops and restaurants near port

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Stayed onboard

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Have visited this port 3 times. We walked over to walmart to pick up supplies.


5 out of 5
Very easy and efficient

Traveler Photos

Large interior Happy Hour Tea time
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