275 Nieuw Amsterdam Tips

ababjunk

Jan 14, 2015

Ask to be seated at a larger table for dinner. You will meet the most fascinating people. We had as you wish dining and it was painless.

FredCFL

Apr 02, 2013

Lido for breakfast and lunch; dining room for dinner.

marin

Jan 02, 2015

The Nieuw Amsterdam will put you in the lap of luxury. If you enjoy "dressing up" in your finest, dining on fine cuisine, and enjoying showroom entertainment without lineups, you'll love the elegance of HAL.

brooklyn

May 19, 2015

We did seating with a large group at late dinner and had a riot, but people liked as you wish dining as well. Lido can be chaotic at lunch and they stop serving full lunch at 2p port days, but still have a terrific salad bar. The Dive In hambergers and chicken sandwiches are good.

Beachgirlwroyal

Apr 17, 2013

Make sure to check out the Happy hours! Great drink prices

Gds

Oct 03, 2013

IF YOU NEVER WENT ON A CRUISE,I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO,IT IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT YOU MAY HAVE ONCE IN A LIFE TIME.

ALANFRIEDMAN

Jan 19, 2017

BE PREPARED FOR VERY GOOD FOOD AND A WONDERFUL TIME.

Kondur

Jan 05, 2015

Eat at the Manhattan Room all the meals. Specialty restaurants are too expensive for the food (Le Circ and Pinnacle). The Tamarind is great, must try, but service is poor. HAL needs to standarize service and training. Service in Manhattan is superb, but Lido is very bad (and crowded).

porkwerks

Dec 11, 2014

If you like the classic dining experience where you get to know your dining staff well and enjoy their company skip the "as you wish" or open seating. We found the staff busy and harried and the service lacking. We were able to get assigned seating for the remainder of the cruise which was great.

selwynco

Feb 23, 2015

A tip would be that the Spa was a wonderful little get away for anyone ........ perfect!

debpv789

Apr 12, 2015

Get a large table not a table for 4. Our table mates were nice but were much older than we were. Get a balcony - ours was midship on the 8th level and it was wonderful. The only thing that could have been better on the balcony would have been 2 lounge chairs.

HawaiiHoneyGirl

May 16, 2015

We enjoyed as you wish dining. Lots of flexibility.

wolffbrandt

Dec 09, 2015

We asked for table 133 or 135 in the formal dining room which overlooked the stern wake of the ship.....a beautiful view from our table.

conniemjohnson

Jan 06, 2016

If you do not eat dinner at a specific time, it is very important to get the unassigned dining option so that you can enjoy your onshore time without rushing back.

w4pr

Feb 29, 2016

Bring your own wine on board... we waited to late in Ft. Lauderdale not realizing that they can't sell alcohol on Sunday before noon. The tour packages offered by the ship or United were not as good as simply getting a taxi or going off boat to take a tour. I wish we had done some more research.

paulhyon

Jul 13, 2016

Don't travel with this ship or Holland America period.

Furushima

Jul 12, 2016

Manhattan Main Dining Room was excellent.

lkdean

Jul 26, 2016

Get the Explore4 package ahead of time. It's quite pricey to by the drink package on the ship.

KRex318

Dec 07, 2016

Go to the BB King Blues Club. You will be happy you did.

ramonaarenas

Dec 07, 2016

Go to the Asian restaurant. Worth the extra money.

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