Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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Utah Slim
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
41 forum posts
5 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
35 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
20 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
6 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
33 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
9 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
20 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
makomecrazee
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Ocean view room was spacious and bed extremely comfortable, room very quiet. Usually do not sleep well on vacation but slept soundly. Food was excellent both in main dining room, pool, and Lido buffet; service was also excellent. Chose ... Read more
cruzin_ga_gal
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
10 forum posts
16 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
39 forum posts
7 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

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Bopster
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
84 forum posts
6 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
mcraw
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Holland America has been declining for years. This was my 7th and last cruise with HAL.This particular cruise they failed to disembark guest at the Grand Cayman Port. Instead of admitting the port was too crowded, they lied to the guest ... Read more
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angelie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 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
2 helpful votes
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
7 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

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Cruiser 4 Life 66
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
650 forum posts
5 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
4 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
lakelodge
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
329 forum posts
3 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
7 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
3 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

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Donny-Joe
Member Since 2014
1 review
155 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
3 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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ayeamcdn
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
596 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I must state my point of view. As a "platnium" NCL Cruiser I've read all the glowing CC reviews of HAL & so had my expectations raised pretty high. We booked a 20 day Panama Canal trip with HAL & then decided that if ... Read more
smoke2025
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
72 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam, the 11th cruise with Holland America on 9 different HAL ships starting with the Westerdam in 1995. We arrived at the Fort Lauderdale embarkation point about 11AM, checked our several ... Read more
SSUnitedStates
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: Choosing this sailing was a bit of an accident. We had sailed on Princess last year and enjoyed it (for the most part) and had our eye on the Regal Princess. We were looking forward to sailing on Princess' newest ship but by ... Read more

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