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When Holland America launched Nieuw Amsterdam in 2010, the line unveiled a fresh take on its successful style: a traditional cruising experience, which steers clear of rock climbing walls and waterslides in ...
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BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband and I usually travel Holland America not because of it's beautiful ships, but because of the excellent service provided. We like the Neptune Suites because of the extras: priority boarding, priority dining, priority tenders, ... Read more
Mermaid rock
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Overall we enjoyed our cruise! The ship was extremely stable in rough seas and the pools , which were wonderful , were kept open! It was our 8 th cruise on various lines including MSC , Celebrity, Norwegian , and Princess. We enjoyed the ... Read more
bsorge
Member Since 2002
11 reviews
13 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This as my 70 cruise and my second on this ship dating back to 2011. Overall. This was the second worst cruise of the cruise I have taken. The fault is not with the ship which was maintained in excellent shape. Embarkation was very slow ... Read more
GE Mom
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
286 forum posts
14 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise as a 65th birthday gift for me. This was our ninth cruise, but first on HAL. We have previously sailed with Carnival, Princess and Celebrity. We flew in the day before the cruise, and stayed at the ... Read more
MountainBound
Member Since 2005
1 review
29 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our third cruise with Holland America, and was on the biggest ship we have cruised on. It was to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and by and large was good. So, having never been to the Caribbean before (thus the title) we were ... Read more

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Utah Slim
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to break up the winter in style. We can think of no better way to do that than with HAL, on a two-week cruise in February. Embarkation was smooth, and the Nieuw Amsterdam is simply elegant. We ... Read more
Rufus01
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was my 4th time cruising on the Nieuw Amsterdam, my 3rd back-to back on this ship, and my 21st cruise overall, 6 of which have been on HAL. I've also cruised on Royal Caribbean, Princess and NCL. I am certainly a big fan now of HAL ... Read more
sklnurse
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
5 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was a last minute decision to book (6 days prior to sailing!) but we have cruised 10 previous times on 5 other lines so we kind of knew what to expect. We got a fantastic deal on the cruise ( inside stateroom, but that's just fine) ... Read more
Olladaa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my 8th cruise, first with Holland America. I booked with Holland America because I had always heard their service was excellent and I was feeling like the cruises I had taken over the last several years had gotten worse and worse ... Read more
RescueDontBuy
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have been on over 14 cruises and this ship did not disappoint. Are they perfect, no, but for the price we paid for a verandah it was great. Hal adds back the little things other cruise company's have taken away. But really one ... Read more

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thack1992
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Ok, Here's the good... The entertainment was very good. The Blues Club and Piano Bar were great. The steel drum band Island Magic was absolutely awesome. The comedian was also very good. We enjoyed the ports as well. The beach ... Read more
faklemt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We did love sailing with Holland America. This last cruise in February 2016 on the Nieuw Amsterdam out of Ft. Lauderdale was an eye opener. Public Hallways, for example outside the Queens Lounge, were in bad need of new carpeting. The ... Read more
cruzin_ga_gal
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
9 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed solo for this cruise, chosen for the port of Amber Cove. I flew in the day of sailing from Atlanta. After a short taxi ride arrived at the port. I was able to check luggage, go through security, get checked in and be on board ... Read more
Traveling Architect
Member Since 2014
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We went on this cruise SPECIFICALLY to see the GREAT Piano Bar Musician Greg Gallello. We had SOOOO much fun their. Our dining experience was the worst ever. Over 2 hours to eat in the MD. NEVER got an entire table's orders correct. ... Read more
Bopster
Member Since 2007
1 review
76 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Nieuw Amsterdam is a beautiful ship and the service continues to be outstanding. Our debarkation in Ft. Lauderdale was smooth with no delays; our steward came to the room as soon as we arrived and introduced himself. He continued ... Read more

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angelie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
So to give you a brief, i've sailed with cunard and celebrity prior so this isn't my first cruise. Now. to say say what was nice?.... The ship is nice, the rooms have lots of storage and that is about it. We stayed in cabin 8080. The ... Read more
mnb
Member Since 2005
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Congrats to HAL for providing an outstanding cruise in every respect. The service, the food,the ship itself. We especially liked the Adagio (pianist and violinist) in the lounge every night after dinner. Hope HAL continues to contract ... Read more
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BLittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on the January 10, 2016 Dancing With the Stars Championship Finals Cruise. We booked Signature Suite 6056. We had previously sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam two years ago; and although the public areas have since been ... Read more
Cruiser 4 Life 66
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
645 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Eastern Caribbean Cruise This was my third cruise on a Holland America ship and my first cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. I had inside spa cabin 10043, which actually has a window that looks toward the pool area on deck 9, but the ... Read more
mmbuzz
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Hi! I was a solo female traveler (revered by some, scorned by some). I didn't stay at any hotels. The ship was clean and accommodations were enjoyable. I can't complain about anything - the staff was attentive, they knew my dietary ... Read more

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lakelodge
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
329 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Three friends from childhood who graduated high school together in 1971 decided to take a girlfriend getaway on the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam. I, a seasoned cruiser of 25--Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Princess, Oceania, and ... Read more
grtfldave
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
903 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are in our late 40s and have been on 14 Cruises on 5 different cruise lines including Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian). This was our first Holland America cruise. When sailing out of Port Everglades we always stay at ... Read more
kth100077
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our only previous cruise had been on Celebrity Solstice, so we had only that to compare this tour to. Overall, probably about the same, but with different strengths and weaknesses. While we enjoy cruises, we are not addicts. We enjoy ... Read more
Donny-Joe
Member Since 2014
1 review
133 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've primarily sailed on Disney, with one cruise on Royal Caribbean. We're a family of 4 (two 47-year-old adults and two teenagers 15 and 18. We thought the HAL cruise was great pretty much across the board. The service was stellar, with ... Read more
Xtchr
Member Since 2007
1 review
107 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was horrible.. Standing in line for one hour and 15 min. with only 4-5 agents who were being "trained" by another one standing next them. People were having to get out of line and go and find a wheelchair, because ... Read more
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