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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to the Panama Canal & Central America Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Amsterdam
Panama Canal & Central America
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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19 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to the Panama Canal & Central America Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews


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clfarnham

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - my retirement cruise

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I chose this cruise because it the most interesting, historical cruise to celebrate my retirement! Loved every minute of it. We are big fans of Holland America, especially the Nieuw Amsterdam ship. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Rvod56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ready to book again.

Our trip consisted of a group of 8, all arriving from different destinations across Canada. We had a house rented in Fort Lauderdale for 3 days before the cruise, a lovely home within walking distance to the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ttcare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Entertainment I've Seen on a Cruise

Cruising through the Panama Canal was on the bucket list. HAL cruised all the way through which was the high point of the 14 day cruise. The ship was beautiful and the service overall was good, but the spa staff ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mnoretsky

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much desired itinerary at perfect time of year; wonderful staff

We have only sailed on Celebrity ships before; enough to rise to the elite level which also entitles us to several perks. So why sail on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam? We wanted to do the ocean to ocean ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Leporello

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise on Niuw Amsterdam

We wanted to see Panama Canal, particularly the old part of it. I have done one passing in my previous career at sea more than 30 years ago, on a freighter. Since HAL had a good itinerary suiting the best for ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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AnnieHawk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Unbelievably friendly, smiling, helpful staff, all around. Best I've seen.

Ship is very pretty & clean. Lovely decor and artwork. Our cabin 5090 had plenty of storage, and a bathtub! Bring a bar of your own soap if you don't like the liquid soap dispenser on the shower wall. There were ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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EmBarked

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise

As frequent travellers, we are used to backpacking, expeditions, and vacations in 1 to 5 stars resorts, all inclusive or not, on all continents, but we never travelled with a large cruises ship. Yes, we had ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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carolbparksville

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

20 DAY CRUISE FORT LAUDERDALE TO VICTORIA, B.C.

We always cruise with HAL as our experience has always been very good. The Nieuw Amsterdam is well appointed, tastefully decorated with plenty of public rooms. We especially enjoyed the Explorers Lounge on deck 11, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jenniferchatt4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nieuw Amsterdam - April Panama Canal Cruise

Holland America 17 day cruise from Fort Lauderdale through Panama Canal on to San Diego checked off all the boxes. As usual food was good to great, housekeeping and dining staff friendly, accommodating and truly ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ICruiseWithKids

1 Review Written

16-Day Panama Canal -- Responsive Crew

We chose this cruise because my Father-in-Law wanted to do the Panama Canal, and it was great. We loved the food, itinerary, hospitality of the crew and overall journey. Watching the ship go through the Canal was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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kevingastreich

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Transiting the Panama Canal on Holland America Line.

First, let me just say, Nieuw Amsterdam is our favorite ship now. We’ve sailed Eurodam, Oosterdam and Noordam. All great ships but this one is awesome! The artwork and décor is very nice. The ship is in ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Banditswife

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

19 Days of Panama Bliss

We had a wonderful cruise. A Panama Canal transit was on our "bucket" list - we enjoyed every minute of our 19 day cruise. Dining: our booking included dinner in each of the 3 specialty restaurants. Tamarind ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Julianpppppp

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Holland America - apocalyptically poor.

Wanted to visit certain Central American countries listed and also travel through the Panama Canal. This cruise seemed to fit the bill. We have travelled extensively around the world but had not used HAL before. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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ian1937

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise through Panama Canal

This was a position changing cruise through the Panama Canal. It's very popular with Vancouver residents going both ways. It was our second cruise and we were worried about it's length. It was no problem it ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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JIminyCrickett

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

April Panama Canal Cruise

We have been on another Holland America cruise ship that went to Alaska and liked it so much we decided to take the Nieuw Amsterdam through the Panama Canal. It was exciting because this was the maiden voyage for ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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2freespirits

17 Reviews Written

151 Helpful Votes

Another one bites the dust!

We borrowed this line from the classic Queen hit because we have just crossed off another item from our bucket list. We have always wanted to make a complete Transit of the Panama Canal, so when Holland America Line ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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thejulielakes

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Will think twice before booking HAL again.

My husband and I have cruised many many times. We have sailed on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Holland America. We always considered Holland America to be a notch above the rest in terms of elegance, ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Dean from Kent

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Most Disappointing Cruise in 25 Cruises

We picked this cruise because of the where was going and Holland's history of great service and great dining. This was my 25th cruise, and it rates as number 25. The dining in the main dining room was terrible. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Sea-travelers

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam Beautiful, but Disappointing Ship

Cruising the Panama Canal had always been on my bucket list and a year a go decided to book it with our friends. We chose this ship because it came back all the way to Seattle which is close to home. This was our ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Nieuw Amsterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.3
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.53.5
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.03.2
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.03.9
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