288 Nieuw Amsterdam Tips


Dec 22, 2016

go expecting the best and you will get it.


Jan 21, 2017

It's a beautiful ship and just being there was so wonderful.


Sep 11, 2017

Take time when you first board to discover all the aspects of the ship


Jan 20, 2018

Check out the crows nest throughout the day.


Jan 13, 2018

If you have not travelled on the Nieuw Amsterdam since the refurbishment, well worth a trip again!


Jan 16, 2018

Prepare to be spoiled and have a wonderful time.


Jan 20, 2016

Ship is spotless. Unfortunately lots of it is cordoned off for those paying premium prices for additional features. Being a mid size ship, having large spaces cordoned off makes the ship seem smaller than it is.


Dec 09, 2015

The ship itself is very nice but the entertainment is terrible


Feb 16, 2016

The whole dining experience was very sad. We had to request to be seated to another table. Some of the soups were mostly broth and salty. Many hallways seemed a bit too dark. Sorry but the ship did not 'wow' us.


Dec 08, 2014

Holland America is considered a premium line. I don't feel like they provide customer service and have any respect for my vacation time and expense. If you want to experience five star customer service and cruise experience try Royal Caribbean. They make every cruise exceptional.


Apr 09, 2013

Lido for breakfast and lunch; dining room for dinner (reserve a table in rear for great views while dining).


Mar 06, 2013

When Jimmy Maddox is playing in the piano bar, go there instead of the shows in the Showroom!


May 07, 2019

bring your ear plugs, for night time sleep, to overcome the air conditioner; or just turn off your hearing aid


Dec 24, 2014

Piano guy the best. Steel drums very good


Dec 07, 2013

If you do not want a lot of children on the cruise do not book during school breaks.


Feb 08, 2014

A new Holland America ship, great food and very nice facilities.


Apr 08, 2016

Be adventurous. Meet and greet people. Remember "Grandma's manners"


Jun 29, 2014

We loved dining in the main dining room. It is great to be waited on which we do not experience much at home. The waiters were lots of fun and even say to us on our anniversary! This made it very special. The food was excellent and the waiters were very attentive and fun to get to know.

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