Best room service breakfast on the high seas.: Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by jthorson
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Best room service breakfast on the high seas.
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
There are a few things that differentiate the ones we've been on recently, though. The Queen Mary II has a free laundromat. The Carnival Celebrity and the Costa Mediterranea are twins, except the beds on the Costa liner are filled with rocks. Princess and Holland America seem to load and unload more efficiently. But, onto what's really important: room service. First, the booze package on the Nieuw Amsterdam was the best we've More found. Princess charges a fortune for a half-sized bottle to hootch. On the Nieuw Amsterdam, I got full liters of top-shelf rum and gin, plus six cans of mixer, for $92. This kept us in cocktail parties all week, and room service was regular in delivering extra ice, too, without being asked.
Of primary importance, though, is room-service breakfast. First, most lines don't even try to deliver it on debarkation day. The Nieuw Amsterdam did, and on time, too. But, best of all, are the eggs. Princess has a cardboard-like egg and cheese muffin that is designed for their convenience, not ours. By contrast, Nieuw Amsterdam delivers HOT sunny-side-up eggs on a hot plate with hot-plate-heater beneath it. Neither Cunnard nor Princess can compare. It's the little things that count. Having said all that, to be honest, Princess has the best scones at tea. Less
Cabin review: 5133
The cabin was excellent, in that it had a bathtub, a decent bed, and did not have a featherbed in lieu of a blanket on top of the bed. We did not miss the second television that other ships seem to think is a necessity. We did miss the laundromat, which this ship lacked. The cabin service was superior.