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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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483 Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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Traveling Architect
Member Since 2014
1 review
37 forum posts
5 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
angelie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 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
6 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
649 forum posts
4 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
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
5 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

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Donny-Joe
Member Since 2014
1 review
144 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
588 forum posts
10 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
2 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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81Zoomie
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
459 forum posts
3 helpful votes
To set the stage, I haven't sailed HAL in 4 years. In that time I have sailed with Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity. I am in my mid 50s anfpd have been cruising since I was a teen. This was a Mother - Daughter cruise. My ... Read more
bra1nchild
Member Since 2006
1 review
799 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We admit that we have been spoiled by taking longer cruises on HAL. Our recent Caribbean adventure struck us ad average. We did not like the cabin's layout although its location on Deck 1 near the Atrium was fine. Dining room and cabin ... Read more
katieboomer
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my fourth cruise on Holland America and second on the Nieuw Amsterdam. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the service staff was outstanding, the entertainment in the lounges very enjoyable, the fitness center ... Read more
lah0313
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Let me first say that our cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam is my 8th cruise and my 1st with Holland America. I have only sailed with Royal Caribbean and have been on everything from their biggest and newest to oldest and smallest ship, but my ... Read more
cccarter
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were at the Neptune level, and the added expense was well worth it. Lovely concierges, good breakfast spread in the morning and snacks in late afternoon. Room was beautifully appointed. Too warm to take much of the balcony, ... Read more

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lin19442
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Had a good cruise but not as good and the old ship built in1937. Nobody showed up for the Cruise Critic on the Monday as planned except another couple and my self. Where was everybody? Cabin was fine and food good. Met some nice people ... Read more
cbr663
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1,516 forum post
5 helpful votes
Time to get our cruise started. The shuttle to the ship arrived around 11:20 and it took about 40 minutes to get to the pier. Lots of traffic. Check in at the pier was quick, but there was still a little line up. Our cabins were ready ... Read more
premierhhcare
Member Since 2007
1 review
25 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I am an experienced cruiser with over 20 cruises under my belt. I've cruised with Royal, Princess,Carnival, NCL, and 6 cruises so far with HAL. HAL is definitely now my favorite cruise line. This was my third time on the Nieuw Amsterdam ... Read more
sensrock
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise with Holland America and 2nd on the Nieuw Amsterdam. After a so-so experience on our last Holland America cruise, an Australia & New Zealand cruise on the Oosterdam, we decided to give Holland America one last ... Read more
theBrosher
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, and we booked for 2 weeks to celebrate our honeymoon. We are 26 and 33. When we booked the trip, we didn't realize that Holland America was geared towards a mature crowd (50+). We are not big drinkers or ... Read more

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