The "Nieuw Amsterdam" is a Magnificent Ship . . . and the Cruise was Marvelous!

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

14 Night Western Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 22, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8105

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

My cruise on the "Nieuw Amsterdam" was exceptional! The ship was magnificent, the food was fantastic, the entertainment was excellent, and the service was impeccable! I can't wait to return to this phenomenal ship!


5 out of 5
The embarkation process was quick and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was exceptional! Loved the Lido Buffet, the Dining Room, and Tamarind Restaurant!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great pools and hot tubs, fantastic fitness center, and wonderful Greenhouse Spa!


5 out of 5
The Lincoln Center Stage classical music performances were incredible, as were the dance performances in the Main Stage. Loved the band and the singer in B. B. King's, and the "Dueling Pianos" were sensational!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was warm, caring, and very professional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
"Niece Amsterdam" is a magnificent ship---everything is super clean and very well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was wonderful---very clean, excellent bed & pillows, and extremely comfortable.

Ship tip

Get a room with a veranda. It is well worth the extra price!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Loved Fort Lauderdale!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach. Good lunch.

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Falmouth, Jamaica was "interesting." It was not my favorite port.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Beautiful beach within walking distance of the ship. Great shopping!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel seemed a little too "touristy."


5 out of 5
Excellent. It was fast and well organized.
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