288 Nieuw Amsterdam Tips

Michigan5330

Mar 30, 2016

We chose as you please dining which worked out very well. There was sometimes a line for The main restaurant, but the alternatives, such as the Lido Cafe and Thai and Italian were very good. Also there are tables for two people, which sometimes was nice if you just wanted a quiet evening together

zmkure

Mar 16, 2019

If possible book a larger cabin. But overall the cruise was magnificent!

kcraftyi

Oct 02, 2014

Got on in Venice. To board the ship there were no signs to direct us to the ship. When we found out where to go by other cruisers, we had to walk a long distance with luggage to check in and board. Was very, very dissappointed with the cruise line in this regard.

ronmulner

Mar 30, 2016

as you wish dining was always a wait if you wanted a smaller table

joseso

Dec 02, 2014

DO NOT TAKE A CABIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHIP. THEY SHAKE ALNOST ALL THE TIMA

josecamp

Dec 02, 2014

DO NOT TAKE CABIN 6072 OR NEAR IT. IT SHAKES ALL THE TIME

gebtexas

Dec 03, 2014

Don't be late for sit down lunch or breakfast-showed up at 9 for breakfast and they would not seat us as they said open till 9-also had same at coffee bar but they were closing 15 minutes early BB KIng Blues room fills fast

PhillyRon

Feb 04, 2015

If you want to relax with a majority of seniors, this is the right cruise.

paulwalia9

Feb 16, 2015

Avoid this ship if you can. Guests are always nice. If not happy with anything go to main office. They will listen to you. Don't expect pampering on this ship. Very cold atmosphere. But enjoy the weather and places you want to visit.

drseb

Mar 04, 2015

Skip the western leg. And don't do like we did and settle for poor service in the Lido deck.

mariaschoe

Mar 18, 2015

We loved the cabana club, it is a little bit pricey but we really enjoyed it. We highly recommend it for those who want privacy but still want the view.

Bellancaflier

Mar 23, 2015

Either get an inside cabin or a verandah for twice the dough. If you get a guarantee ocean view it has a great chance of not being a view cabin at all.

LauraA61090391

Mar 31, 2015

As You Wish Dining is the way to go if you enjoy meeting other people.

galinet

Apr 01, 2015

Ship needs work - (we were extremely disappointed with the vibration issues on the ship). If it had not been for this would have been a remarkable trip. The people were nice and hospitality good. We are very apprehensive on rebooking with Holland America and never experienced problems like this.

ccruce

Apr 26, 2015

we did sit with other people at dinner and met some very nice and interesting people.

sandrajh67

Mar 10, 2017

Try to find out about the entertainment ahead of time.

wordgal1126

Nov 18, 2015

Request the dining arrangements you want. We were happy our request for a table for two for dinner was accommodated. Breakfast in the dining room was delightful but it closes early. Lido dinners -- especially pasta bar selections -- were delightful.

jsafran

Nov 18, 2015

We had "As you wish" dining and it worked out fine! Desserts are not worth the calories......ask HAL to bring the "Chocolate Melting Cake" from Carnival to HAL.....best dessert you will ever have. My thoughts......the executives of HAL need to have a few meals on the Carnival Breeze....!

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