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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

It was a very relaxing two weeks of cruising bliss. The crew was very friendly, the food was great and the ship was well maintained.


5 out of 5
Extremely quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food and service in the Main Dining room and Lido was excellent. The Burgers and fries from the Divein are totally awesome, the best anywhere, land or sea! The Pinnacle grill was a bit lacking on this ship, with the service poor and the food not exceptional like on other HAL ships.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
The One Step Dance shows were quite good but still not as good as the HAL singers and dancers that we had grown accustomed to. The magicians and comedians were all good too.

Children's Programs

No children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Aris did a excellent job cleaning and maintaining our room. Our main dining room waiter Bambang was excellent too.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was well maintained and clean. We can really see the difference between HAL ships and other cruise lines ships when we are in port with other ships. The other cruise line ships looked very run down and dirty compared to our ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was a balcony cabin and it was roomy and comfortable with plenty of closet space.

Ship tip

Relax and have a great time.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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