Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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NSAHO79
Member Since 2007
19 reviews
86 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have never cruised on Holland America before so I thought I would give them a try. We have been on NCL, Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and MSC over the last ten years. We left Halifax on April 1 for a direct flight ... Read more
macmax
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,208 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 32nd cruise but only our 3rd with HAL. It was a last minute booking and we took advantage of a FLASH rate. We chose a gty veranda and were pleasantly surprised to be assigned a mid-aft located cabin #5130. The cabin & ... Read more
lehfrisbee
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise simply because some friends from Boston chose it. We lost my wife in November and wanted to do a father-daughter cruise to celebrate life. The Neiuw Amsterdam is just the right sized ship for us. It ... Read more
stevecblock
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
8 helpful votes
We were so lucky to have been on the Nieuw Amsterdam for its 3/12/17 sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale. I can't say enough good about the service, the food and the overall relaxing experience. We spent three days in Key West prior to the ... Read more
katelyn23
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We like to go as a family on a cruise during this week because it is our Spring Break back home and all of us are off work and school for the week. This was our 7th cruise on Holland America and our 30th overall. We have also sailed on ... Read more
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tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are in our late 50s/early 60s. It is our 4th cruise with Holland America; six cruises with another company. We like HAL’s quiet nature, the service, and particularly the promenade. We were limited to a 7-day sailing this ... Read more
crowsnesthhgal
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I really liked all the people on the boat!! staff and other passengers. It's definitely an "older crowd" as most other reviews say; but if you're a couple with kids (and you can leave them with grandparents; or ex spouses) this ... Read more
Captain Tonx
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our group of young adults (upper 20s) did a week long cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam with family and significant others, total of six of us. We chose this cruise because of the price, dates, itinerary and the fact that we had not yet been ... Read more
Chasdalex
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and the first week went very well. We enjoyed good service, great food and met new friends. During the second week however, Holland America showed their true colors. A large group (app 1000 people) boarded ... Read more
fairfieldcruiser
Member Since 2008
1 review
238 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Hopped on this ship at the last minute. I wasn't expecting much, just a quick getaway from the cold of the north. I was completely taken aback by how much I enjoyed just about every aspect of this ship, crew and voyage. Other than ... Read more
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sheepers21
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I (62 years young) arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days before embarkation in order to enjoy some Florida sunshine and allow for any transportation hiccups that might occur from possible weather delays or flight disruptions. We ... Read more
DGol
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Some ships, when you step aboard, elicit gasps and exclamations of "wow." This ship elicits smiles and exclamations of, "how nice." If quiet attention to detail and peaceful elegance is your cup of tea, Holland America ... Read more
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sunchaser57
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise for the timing, the price and the ports. We had not cruised Holland before and were very impressed. The crew is amazing, friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious. The Pinnacle Grille, while ... Read more
Balliett
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
444 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Nieuw Amsterdam is almost a decade along but is in new ship shape. The showroom has business class quality seating and good sight lines.... We arrived at the dock at 12:30 and were in the room in ten minutes. Wife told me this was our ... Read more
NY Librarian
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise and I can't wait to sail on Holland America again. The service is impeccable. The food was delicious and you have many options. The ship is clean and large enough to walk off all the food but not overwhelmingly ... Read more
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psychopharmacist
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Every traveler expects his or her trip to be perfect. We understand that. And we have cruised often enough to know that this never happens. Close, maybe. But perfect? Never. Food service was impeccable. Service, as a rule, ... Read more
CLIVEBEAR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
After being a Travel Professional for 35 years,I as total shocks by this cruise ship The cabin /balcony was fine,clean and well looked after Cleanliness was often lacking Dirty tables/floors Duty managers hardly around to keep ... Read more
daisy-mae
Member Since 2005
1 review
490 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary; it was our first experience with Holland America, and we were pleasantly surprised. In our opinion, the Niew Amsterdam is just the right size, free of all the gimmicks that have become almost ... Read more
CherryG
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Holland American cruise, the second on this ship. We upgraded to a Signature Suite (room 6063), and loved it. We'd had a Neptune Suite once before, and felt this was more than enough room for two. A big plus was the ... Read more
dynamitespring
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Overall, the experience on the ship was great! The location that it came from and the ports that it visited is why we did this cruise. The disembarking wasn't organized enough as we ended up waiting in line as we expediated early but ... Read more
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Marycook
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Friends liked the itenary and chose the 21day package as they were interested in the ports, we joined them for the last 10 days. Cabin and cabin staff good. Ship and washrooms clean. Loved it when the captain announced a whale sighting. ... Read more
russianrex
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We (a 48 year old couple) have recently returned from our second HAL cruise (the first being on 22 day Mediterranean cruise 18 months ago). This current cruise was a “Collector’s Voyage consisting of an 11 night & 10 night ... Read more
sandij
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,885 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from a wonderful 11 days in the Southern Caribbean, had beautiful warm weather although we returned to cold rain in Fort Lauderdale. The ship was well maintained and easy to travel in. We had a aft balcony room that ... Read more
Tom O.
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,329 forum post
9 helpful votes
Just got back from our 11 day Niew Amsterdam Eastern and Southern Caribbean cruise that had departed on January 18. The Ship The Niew Amsterdam, is a beautiful ship. It is just the right size for us. We don’t like the really ... Read more
cpaulie2
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I have sailed HAL many times before but switched to Celebrity wanted to come back to HAL liked the ports of this cruise. We were delayed till 11:30 on departure due to airport shootings and applauded the Captain for waiting as it didn't ... Read more
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