Not what we expected

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2021

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8133

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Had we known this ship was for an older retired demographic we would not have booked it. It was only our second cruise and we did not expect this. However it was nice to be on a cruise with zero kids on board. So if that’s something you are looking for than this is the cruise for you.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We had an awful experience at one of the paid restaurants.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Not many activities at all.


1 out of 5
The only thing we found entertaining was only one of the two comedians.

Children's Programs

We did not bring any children. If we did there would have been nothing for the As the ship catered to a much older demographic

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cleanliness was great. Cabin was a little on the small side for have a room with a balcony.

Ship tip

Unless you are fully retired and older than 65 do not go as this ship is tailored to an older demographic.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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