Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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Neillden
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
A blissful voyage began without a hitch, other than a short traffic delay in Fort Lauderdale. Embarkation was quick and easy. Holland America does not greet guests with a horde of smiling staff pushing shore excursions and beverage ... Read more
EdStar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Firstly let me say the ship is immaculate, my stateroom was fabulous and the service from my cabin stewards top notch Now to the not so fabulous. partly it was a case of my choosing the wrong cruise line, one that was catering to people ... Read more
shipgeeks
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
739 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had not sailed HAL for ten years. We expected the usual 98% of men in blue blazers every night, crowded dance floors, and so-so food. What we got was the same attire as any other line, empty dance floor, an exceptional staff, and ... Read more
siouxb125
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We travel as a group of 12, booked 1 year ahead so we could have rooms all in a row. The balcony is extra nice when they open the divider between them so we all have extra living space. Registration process was a little long and tedious, ... Read more
ncvac
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
we chose this cruise to go to Turks & Caicos 90 minutes waiting to check in with no information from HA. 30 minutes at the muster station waiting as they repeatedly announced 6 room numbers as we all stood there. Food and ... Read more
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olhacker
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We went with another couple (dear friends) who had never cruised before. I made all of the arrangements, and therefore, felt somewhat responsible for everything surrounding this Panama Canal cruise. The embarkation process, the ... Read more
Mrsmouse61
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to be a guest of my parents for this lovely trip from San Francisco, down the Mexican Coast, through the amazing Panama Canal, and up through Caribbean waters to Ft. Lauderdale. First, I'm now a big fan of reposition ... Read more
etluv2cruise
Member Since 2005
1 review
115 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had just a great time last year on our repositioning cruise (Princess Line) that we decided to go for a 2nd repositioning cruise this year. A short cruise is perfect way to take a break from our hectic work schedules and spend some ... Read more
dainafrances
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 helpful votes
As this will unfortunately be a review of our rather poor experience with Holland America, I'll start out with the things I think they did well. I really loved the decor, especially the amount of comfortable seating to be found in the ... Read more
mwentz36@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have had this trip on our bucket list for many years. We've always wanted to go to Alaska, though we have been a little leery of cruising. Our fear was that we'd feel cooped up on a cruise ship. Well Alaska was everything ... Read more
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shamtipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. ... Read more
Peter Rooimans
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very ordinary despite all the promises of an up market ship. Room was never cleaned until late afternoon. While the room is a good size, the bed takes up far too much room and the fold out lounge/bed was very old and uncomfortable as ... Read more
bensy99
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was going to Yellowknife and wanted a cruise to Alaska after. This cruise was scheduled perfectly so I choosed this cruise. As a first time cruiser, I really do not know which cabin to choose, so I opted for a guarantee cabin. But that ... Read more
mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The lyrics of the classic Queen hit lends themselves to our reviews of bucket list trips, but we’ll need to find another muse soon. This trip was actually our first BOOKING with Holland America Line (HAL) but our second SAILING on ... Read more
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downunder9
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I was really interesting on going on a Holland America Cruise as I have been on many cruises but this was my first Time Boarding was easy and simple as you would expect. We were part of a large group and despite going through US ... Read more
sagafemina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose a rather limited Alaska itinerary in favor of simplicity of travel with eight year old twin grandchildren on their first cruise. Couldn't have been happier with the choice, as we were even able to take public transport to and from ... Read more
kira5
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
22 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We took this cruise 25 years ago (but on the Westerdam) and what we found interesting was that we paid the same dollar amount. This knowledge couldn't help but be a factor. That it could be done at all for the same price seemed ... Read more
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Hilo Honey
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation: a nightmare with no one giving any direction as to what we were doing and what was supposed to happen next. There was a lot of sitting around and no reason given why. Then, hurry to the next checkpoint. Not great for seniors ... Read more
Buck-White Boys
Member Since 2012
1 review
106 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise, our 5th on Holland America and our 5th to Alaska . . . our 3rd to Alaska on Holland America. We chose this particular cruise primarily because of price and timing, but have wanted to sail on the Nieuw Amsterdam ... Read more
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brodydavidow
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
Overall, our cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska was amazing. Embarkation was quick. The ship was well designed, it was never crowded(except for the buffet), and the service was great. Having elevators at midship in addition to forward ... Read more
seapals2
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
447 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We opted for the Nieuw Amsterdam mainly because of the itinerary in Alaska. Somewhere we have had on our 'to do' list for some time. The cruise and scenery didn't disappoint however Holland America's ship did! It was our first experience ... Read more
rayjitsu
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 10th cruises to Alaska but 1st with HAL. Balcony room, and accompanying two 83 years adults. What we like: Hard working staffs everywhere, clean ship. Entertainments: Bobby Wilson's Motown evening, Illusionist's ... Read more
lkdean
Member Since 2016
1 review
After our last cruise on a line that attracted more families, we wanted a cruise line that focused less on kids and more on better dining. The Niew Amsterdam did not disappoint. The ship was in good condition and the food was great. We ... Read more
JMax513
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
28 helpful votes
I should start by putting my basis for this rating into perspective. Last summer we cruised on the Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in the Mediterranean. You will not find a more modern ship with more amenities than Allure; however, I ... Read more
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