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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1027

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

Beautiful weather, nice ship and attentive crew. Food was excellent esp. in Tamarind, but drinks are way too pricey. Lincoln center stage was an unexpected pleasure.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Long lines and a computer glitch/holdup

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food in all venues, but adult drinks are pricey. Best part was the Thai, Indonesian, and Philippine servers and staff.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
As Holland caters to an older passenger, there are not the wide range of activities you might find on other lines. The fitness center is ok but my favorite was the Lincoln Center Stage which was phenomenal.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We did a back to back cruise with the dancers and comedian and magician the second week 2/15-22, being far superior to the first week 2/8-15. Lincoln Center stage is awesome.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Tan, Argi, Yentin, Gracia, Ann, and Sawitta all superb in food/beverage service. Yonsen excellent on Main Deck house keeping. In a word, yes excellent service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Showing a little age, but cleanliness was excellent.

Ship tip

Go see the Lincoln Center Stage performance early on and you will be hooked.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Except we docked at the Navy pier which requires you to take a tram into town and back.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
No much! One of my least favorite ports and the Beach, Burger, and Beer excursion was a total joke. Transportation was not included and it cost $40, pool and better beach chairs were for hotel guests only, and beer included was awful.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Beautiful setting and typical shops, but terrific pool and bar area at end of dock.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Fabulous water and beach.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy!
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