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Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Member Name: bsorge
Cruise Date: August 2010
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: DD
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Very crowded Meditteranean
We flew over from West Palm Beach to Barcelona and just missed a hurricane enroute. Luckily we got the to board the ship on the first day of 2 days in the port. I really like it when a cruise starts with 2 days in a port to make up for travel problems.

The ship itself is very plain and very basic. Holland is not sparing any money on glitz, but they keep adding cabins to the same size series of ships. We got a very nice upgrade that placed us on the 12th floor in the rear of the ship. This was the first time and we loved it as got a bigger stateroom and was able to see action on both sides of the ship.

The room was the best part of the cruise as the food was not up to the usual Holland American standards. I believe this is due to Carnavel's cost cutting which taking all the grandeur and enjoyment of cruising. We had some very tough and fatty filet minion's on formal nights which unacceptable. I also missed having tapioca, rice pudding, and banana bread.

The entertainment was good, but not great. All of these ships are now having their production shows lip sinked so only the dancing is live performance.

The service was good, but the ship was under staffed! We always had to get our own drinks when in the buffet and their was never enough staff around for refills.

The Ports are all getting much to crowded in the summer for our taste, but thankfully we had been to each one previously. I will skip Rome, Venice, and Dubrovnik in the future as just not enough room to enjoy oneself.

Publication Date: 10/01/11
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