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Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Member Name: mman
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: SQ
Cabin Number: 10007
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Embarkation- Was a breeze. We arrived early as we had a 6AM flight to Florida. We arrived at the port at about 10:30 and boarding began at 11:30. Rooms were not ready so we headed up to Lido deck for some lunch. Afterwards we went out on the deck to enjoy the warmer weather. The safety drill was just ending as we pulled away. We rushed to Lido deck for sail away.

Cabin- Had guarantee balcony. Was assigned Spa balcony on deck ten. Nice cabin, missing the over the couch storage which makes a difference. Very quite but you can feel the motion of the ocean and wind the higher you are. Cabin stewards did a good job. Balcony was smaller than some of the other decks but was not an issue as it was a bit windy most of the time while at sea as we were the second cabin from the bow.

Ship-Found the ship to be in very good condition and clean. Some wear in carpeting in elevator/stair area but that was it. Pools and hot tubs clean. Sea View pool must have just had bottom painted as your feet were the same color when you got out of the pool. Did not like the amount of space the private cabanas took up.

Dining- Buffet was okay. Never a problem finding a table. Main dining room was very good. We were assigned anytime dining and asked to be switched to traditional. No problem and enjoyed our food and serviced for the duration. Very good selection and food was fresh. Pinnacle Grille was as usual terrific!

Ports-Half Moon Cay is the best. Montego Bay was on our own,. Went to Doctor's Cave which while nice was crowded and the chairs were in bad shape. Missed our next stop at Grand Cayman due to weather. Cozumel was next. Very nice. Very organized, clean and safe.

Entertainment- Was disappointed. Not much variety. Relied too much on singers and dancers who were very good.

Publication Date: 04/01/13
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