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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6077

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise. 7 days is never long enough so we did a back to back cruise and celebrated Christmas, our anniversary and New Years.


5 out of 5
We were on a back to back cruise so had embarked the week before.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining Room always has incredible food. We also ate at the Tamarind Restaurant, Pinnacle Grill and the Canaletto Restaurant. All were excellent and offered variety. We did not eat in the Lido.

Pinnacle Grill

4 out of 5

Had a very nice lunch here. Nice and quiet with great food and service.

Canaletto Restaurant

5 out of 5

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Great food and nice view. Service was impeccable.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Bingo, pools, spa, Joe and Joey (Piano guys)


2 out of 5
Unfortunately the Dance team performers offered the same two shows we saw on the Oosterdam in May 2019. Bring back the variety shows they used to have.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service on HAL is incredible. Always impeccable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful suite. We always enjoy the spacious verandah and enjoy eating breakfast on it.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
We were only here for embarking and disembarkation. We did not do any excursions this time.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
We love Half Moon Cay. Did not do an excursion here as we did the week before.

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5
We did an excursion which was very disappointing. Prices were very inflated for everything.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. We had an excursion scheduled but were unable to do because of knee issue.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Lots of shopping and restaurants close by. Enjoyed the festivities of the port. Had an excursion scheduled but it was cancelled.


5 out of 5
Very easy. We had wheelchairs and they took us right to the bus for our transfer to the airport.

Traveler Photos

Beautifully decorated for the Holidays Sunset on a sea day Main Dining Room - steak and Lobster Main Dining Room - New Years Eve Tamarind Restaurant
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