Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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mwentz36@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have had this trip on our bucket list for many years. We've always wanted to go to Alaska, though we have been a little leery of cruising. Our fear was that we'd feel cooped up on a cruise ship. Well Alaska was everything ... Read more
shamtipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. ... Read more
Peter Rooimans
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very ordinary despite all the promises of an up market ship. Room was never cleaned until late afternoon. While the room is a good size, the bed takes up far too much room and the fold out lounge/bed was very old and uncomfortable as ... Read more
bensy99
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was going to Yellowknife and wanted a cruise to Alaska after. This cruise was scheduled perfectly so I choosed this cruise. As a first time cruiser, I really do not know which cabin to choose, so I opted for a guarantee cabin. But that ... Read more
mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
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2freespirits
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
13 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The lyrics of the classic Queen hit lends themselves to our reviews of bucket list trips, but we’ll need to find another muse soon. This trip was actually our first BOOKING with Holland America Line (HAL) but our second SAILING on ... Read more
downunder9
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
6 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I was really interesting on going on a Holland America Cruise as I have been on many cruises but this was my first Time Boarding was easy and simple as you would expect. We were part of a large group and despite going through US ... Read more
sagafemina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Chose a rather limited Alaska itinerary in favor of simplicity of travel with eight year old twin grandchildren on their first cruise. Couldn't have been happier with the choice, as we were even able to take public transport to and from ... Read more
kira5
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
55 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We took this cruise 25 years ago (but on the Westerdam) and what we found interesting was that we paid the same dollar amount. This knowledge couldn't help but be a factor. That it could be done at all for the same price seemed ... Read more
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Hilo Honey
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation: a nightmare with no one giving any direction as to what we were doing and what was supposed to happen next. There was a lot of sitting around and no reason given why. Then, hurry to the next checkpoint. Not great for seniors ... Read more
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Buck-White Boys
Member Since 2012
1 review
106 forum posts
23 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise, our 5th on Holland America and our 5th to Alaska . . . our 3rd to Alaska on Holland America. We chose this particular cruise primarily because of price and timing, but have wanted to sail on the Nieuw Amsterdam ... Read more
brodydavidow
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Overall, our cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska was amazing. Embarkation was quick. The ship was well designed, it was never crowded(except for the buffet), and the service was great. Having elevators at midship in addition to forward ... Read more
seapals2
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
487 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We opted for the Nieuw Amsterdam mainly because of the itinerary in Alaska. Somewhere we have had on our 'to do' list for some time. The cruise and scenery didn't disappoint however Holland America's ship did! It was our first experience ... Read more
rayjitsu
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 10th cruises to Alaska but 1st with HAL. Balcony room, and accompanying two 83 years adults. What we like: Hard working staffs everywhere, clean ship. Entertainments: Bobby Wilson's Motown evening, Illusionist's ... Read more
lkdean
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
After our last cruise on a line that attracted more families, we wanted a cruise line that focused less on kids and more on better dining. The Niew Amsterdam did not disappoint. The ship was in good condition and the food was great. We ... Read more
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JMax513
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 helpful votes
I should start by putting my basis for this rating into perspective. Last summer we cruised on the Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in the Mediterranean. You will not find a more modern ship with more amenities than Allure; however, I ... Read more
TDL1900
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
The staffs are very nice, and that's about it. Overall, I wasn't impressed at all. 1. Their website design is horrendous. A. I had to do multiple separate Google searches to find all the information I need about the same ship(Nieuw ... Read more
paul.shearman
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
The food and eating areas were clean, efficient and well run. They offered pleasant surroundings with efficient, hard working and friendly staff. We ate in the Lido, the common eating area and we impressed by it - much better than the ... Read more
Superwoman12
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise, along with two friends who hadn't cruised before either. We were all a little apprehensive, particularly with the idea of being herded on & off ship, into restaurants, etc. But we were very pleasantly ... Read more
explore4ever
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
195 forum posts
48 helpful votes
Back ground: My husband and I are avid cruisers. We have been on many different cruise lines. Although we both have been on Alaska cruise before, this is my husband’s first HAL cruise. It is my 4th on HAL. Alaska is our back ... Read more
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Heartgrove
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
347 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After our first HAL cruise last year, we wanted to try the other "larger end" of the spectrum with their ships. Sailing the first season for the Niew Amsterdam in Alaska was exciting. It added to the pleasure as it was new for ... Read more
Gus1930
Member Since 2016
1 review
74 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Nieuw Amsterdam, Inside Passage Alaska, May 21-28, 2016 Let me say up front this was one of the most disappointing travel experiences I have ever had – and I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively both professionally ... Read more
Van2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it exceeded our expectations. The cruise departed from our own city, for a good price so we booked it a month prior to the sailing. Our stateroom 5127 had a verandah and we would recommend booking one. We ... Read more
melb_cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, and we love it. We cruised Alaska’s inside passage for 7 nights on HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam. We couldn’t have chosen a better cruise line and ship for our introduction to cruising. Embarkation ... Read more
davefromcanmore
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
As a long time HAL Fan we were looking for a quick respite from our busy life. We were stunned at how far HAL had fallen. Service was slow, error prone and wait times for dining were totally unacceptable. We have invested a lot of time ... Read more
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