Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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russianrex
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
5 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
1,898 forum post
5 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
6 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
gproper
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from our 12 Carribean days with Holland America Lines on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. Fantastic,the stateroom staff were the most outgoing people that you could ask for. We had a veranda room with beautiful views of the ocean, ... Read more
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milo49
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Having cruised with Holland America four time before, we thought this would be a great winter getaway. Embarkation was no problem,although departure was delayed 5 hrs. due to the tragic events at the Ft.Lauderdale airport. Having been on ... Read more
kbielecki70
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Just returned from the Nieuw Amsterdam's 12 night Caribbean cruise to Road Town, Tortola (BVI), Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, St. Maarten, ST. Thomas (USVI), and Half Moon Cay (Bahamas). The ports of call were great and it ... Read more
Travelgrandma10
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We decided to cruise on one of HAL’s newer ships, the Nieuw Amsterdam, as we have been on their small ships for long cruises. For the most part, we were not disappointed with this cruise. Dining: The main dining room served ... Read more
cheggy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
538 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We took this New Year's Cruise with our granddaughters . It was a great getaway from work and winter. Embarkment was very fast and smooth. Our room was ready when we got on board about 12 noon. Kids couldn't wait to get in the ... Read more
Emmia
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it included ports we have never visited and because it included New Years Eve. We are retired and this was our 5th cruise on Holland. We like Holland but are not averse to cruising other cruise lines - we ... Read more
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MyCatMischief
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I just got back from the 9 night Holiday cruise to the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam ship. The overall experience was good, but I will tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly. First, the great. Embarkation was smooth as ... Read more
Alfred P Doolittle
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We always take a holiday cruise and this fit our schedule. This is our 6th cruise on Holland America and our 25th overall. Nobody beats them for Pizza and Hamburgers and HotDogs on the Lido deck. Fresh and made to order. The BB King All ... Read more
keith.borg
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We selected Holland America for the food and service (our second cruise ever). We're in our early thirties and we're joined by both sets of parents and an 18 year old sister with a total of 7 in our group. We had a really nice Christmas on ... Read more
adventurenerd
Member Since 2011
1 review
165 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Embarkation was smooth and check in friendly, the ship is very nice and we loved the "Crows Nest" which was a library, bar, and Cafe area at the front of the ship above the bridge. We also liked the movie theater with comfortable ... Read more
CO-SOS
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
65 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
5 min boarding and 15 min. disembark(with Global Alliance). ' Grand Turk was fun, though we only stayed @ Margartiaville. San Juan is always interesting, though much prefer an early AM arrival vs Noon. St Marteen was ... Read more
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chanceflight
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
59 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our 21st cruise, but only the 2nd on HAL. But only after two cruises on HAL, I can honestly say that they are becoming my favorite cruise line. When we cruise we like low key, quiet, "left alone" cruising. Does that ... Read more
NYCruiserTwo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The service and food was up to Holland Americas standard. The shows in the Theater, had alot to be desired. For a 14 day cruise,I expected more from this cruiseline. Mediocre productions repeated the second week. Majicians and comedians ... Read more
omisamoyed
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Smoking Policy. The pre-cruise literature, website, and the Welcome booklet each proclaim (promise) “all … verandahs are non-smoking.” Our friend’s verandah was totally unusable because of incessant cigar and ... Read more
tangerine94
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are HAL fans. It is true this is an older crowd in general but we can deal with mobility aids in our fellow passengers better than hordes of kids and drunk teenagers. That being said, we have always had good service with HAL but this ... Read more
Neillden
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
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
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EdStar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
864 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
10 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
6 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
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