287 Nieuw Amsterdam Tips


Sep 16, 2021

It's a nice size ship with very few children so it's great for someone who wants a relaxing restful environment while sailing.


Sep 15, 2021

Use the valet disembarkation service.


Sep 14, 2021

It was ok, very different from any other cruise I have taken. Not sure if that is due to a different cruis line, or because of COVID...


Sep 12, 2021

Check availability of other cruise lines.


Sep 08, 2021

Calm ship, no noisy party, plenty of good music.


Sep 05, 2021

Awesome ship to relax on. Always a chair available at the pool. There’s not a lot of entertainment per se, but it’s not boring.


Sep 05, 2021

Relax and Enjoy! It's fun to just Pick and choose what You want to do!


Sep 03, 2021

Bring reading material, cards and things to keep you busy when not in port.


Aug 29, 2021

One piece advise that I’d give a new cruiser is Food is always at the back of the ship and the Entertainment is near the Front of the ship


Aug 24, 2021

Make reservations for spa, excursions, and restaurants early. We are so grateful we did this prior to embarkation because we saw so many people struggling on the first day to book everything. Plan early and you'll be great!


Aug 10, 2021

Lower your expectations! I don’t know if it’s just growing post pandemic recovery pains or if Holland has always been like this - it was our first cruise with them. The staff was not all that friendly, the entertainment was minimal and low quality and the food was horrible unless you want to pay to upgrade to decent fare.


Dec 05, 2020

This is a nice ship. Since this was my first cruise was not sure what to think. But I fell in love with cruising on this cruise. My wife says she created a monster. Every chance we get now I'm booking another cruise.


Jun 28, 2020

The spa package was worth it. Buy a drinks package.


Mar 05, 2020

enjoy lunch in the dining room on sea days. The Lido csn be noisy -music in the Lido should be turnrd down. cleansing of hands before entry needs to be better reinforced. own


Mar 03, 2020

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


Mar 03, 2020

Just relax and have a great time!


Feb 27, 2020

Go see the Lincoln Center Stage performance early on and you will be hooked.


Jan 25, 2020

If rough seas. Sea Bands work better than Dramamine.

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