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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7109

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Our second cruise! We love cruising. The staff are so caring and knowledgeable. We missed Turks and Caicos due to rough seas. Several days of this (right after the Puerto Rico) earthquakes. So that can make the seas rougher. We made friends with several couples on ship and had a fantastic time. Can’t wait for next year!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Moved very fast. Came early

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dinner in MDR fantastic and didn’t pay for specialty restaurants. Loves the mango daiquiri

Piano Bar

4 out of 5

Dueling pianos.... always standing room only and took a lot of numbers from passengers to play

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools were great. Many loungers available.

Sea View Pool

5 out of 5

Temperature just right. Lots of seating available to sit poolside and relax.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Dueling piano, blues were both good. Just didn’t care for Humanity show. Not our type

Crow's Nest

5 out of 5

A great place to view . The seating is great very comfortable

B.B. King's Blues Club

4 out of 5

Wonderful singer. Well attended. Wish a little quieter. It’s very loud as space is not quite large enough for all people watching

Children's Programs

Not traveling with kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Krisna our waiter was best. Attentive and kept our meal moving. Artis our room steward was a quick worker and answered numerous questions

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always saw cleaning being done. It shows. Ship spotless!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed great. Lots of closet space. Flat screen TV. USB plugs by each side of bed. Roomy for inside cabin.

Ship tip

If rough seas. Sea Bands work better than Dramamine.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Eat at 15th Street Fisheries. Can eat dockside. Great fresh seafood

Grand Turk Island Did not visit port

Seas too rough to use tenders.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Walked stout and visited the forts. A great walk 5miles.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5
Snorkeling excursion and saw a huge 3foot sea turtle. Rough seas so marine life not plentiful on our day

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Best beach ever with soft white sand. Just walked the beach. Very relaxing time. Always too short

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and took Uber to the FLL airport
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