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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to Europe

Holland America Line
Nieuw Amsterdam
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

71

Very Good

37

Average

16

Poor

16

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

146

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

146

Romantic Cruises

146

Singles Cruises

146

Senior Cruises

146

146 Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to Europe


ravkmt avatar

ravkmt

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very good but HAL is cutting back

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Chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Iceland. The itinerary was not disappointing and our veranda cabin was excellent, with more than adequate storage. The ship is new, beautiful, and well laid out (except ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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macklyncove

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holland America Cruise Line

This was our second cruise. Our first was for our honeymoon in 1979 with a cruise line that is no longer in business. We have not been interested in another cruise. It really is not our preferred method of seeing ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Bruce G.

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid Holland America

Not a cruise line I would recommend. We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. But once on board were informed that two ports we had booked to berth in had been change to tender ashore. Two of these ports ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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CJAJ

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Sailed out of Barcelona on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the experience was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and worked very hard. Our rooms attendants made sure our room was cleaned everyday with clean towels and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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SailB

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Rome to Barcelona: 7 Nights plus 1!

This was my first solo cruise after losing my husband. We had sailed on NA in 2012 and I welcomed sailing on a familiar ship. I had booked a guarantee obstructed ocean view and was assigned exactly that. The day ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Oliver61

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

five days at sea

The above referenced cruise was the most disappointing my wife and I have taken. under the guise of inclement weather the captain cancelled three ports reducing the itinerary by 38% from eight to five. he made ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Vanctraveller

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Disappointment Over Lack of Quality Control in All Areas

I have been on HAL ships 4 or 5 times before including in family groups but have not sailed with HAL in3 or 4 years. Was surprised at the dramatic decline in quality control in all areas - late night snack buffet ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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pharmacist1952

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Better than Expected

We got a deal on a Pinnacle suite and were very surprised at how nice it was. Disappointed that the only amenity was free laundry. Free water and free internet would have been nice. The staff was friendly and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ARIZONAHEATERS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed, but Still Good Time

Yes, we lost three ports early in the cruise, but most people understood that the captain was doing what he thought was correct for our and the crews safety. I'm sure that HAL would much rather go to a port and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


marks969 avatar

marks969

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nieuw Amsterdam Consistently Good

This was our second cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam in 2 years and the ship continues to have a high standard of dining, cabin service and general cleanliness. We noticed a big improvement in the in cabin TV service ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Wato1957

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied

Venice' hotel was nice clean and a bus was just outside of hotel to centre of Venice.nieuw Amsterdam we got to Dubrovnik and had a lovely day we were looking forward to kotor, Corfu, Florence, and Livorno but we ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Wato1957

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Venice was nice hotel good location, thought the ship was gorgeous food lovely sometimes cold , waiters great and room attendants too we went Holland America because it was our 38 yrs anniversary and loved the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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sattva

1 Review Written

The Med Misbehaved

We're around 70, have lived abroad, and use cruises primarily to visit interesting ports and meet interesting people. We have no interest in the shows on board and avoid the casino and pools. We chose the HAL ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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wahoo2002

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holland America Customer Service Stinks

My wife and I are retired, seasoned travelers having experienced many land and cruise tours. For this cruise we arrived in Venice two days prior to disembarking for the Mediterranean. We spent two nites at the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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6buddy

1 Review Written

A Fall Delight

Our group of four (two in their 50's/two in 80's) travelled to Venice to start our cruise. Everything was smooth from the start. Weather was beautiful. We enjoyed dinner most nights with second seating service ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Two italy Fans

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Venice, Greece,Turkey

This was our 1st Holland America Cruise. The Nieuw Amsterdam was a very nice ship and not too glitzy. The communal rooms and bars were all very nice but in general walking around the ship was cold and we required a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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brechtae@yahoo.co.uk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediterranean Empires

Having only cruised with Celebrity Cruise Line before we were a little apprehensive sailing with Holland America. We needn't have worried. Overall I would say that I just about preferred it to Celebrity but accept ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Frequent Cruiser 21

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Underwhelmed

I was led to believe I was going on a 5* ship so was hugely disappointed when I boarded. Our Signature Suite was nothing more than a very large cabin with no proper seating area. In order to watch TV one had to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Trina33

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Far Away from Five Star

We have travelled on a variety of cruise lines Ncl, Princess, Rcl and P&O and thought we would try a new line. We were very excited to be travelling on a 5 star line...what a disappointment! The good Large ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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landlubberSanD

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun Cruise

Great Cruise, much better than i expected. Wish more time was available in each port, that is the only drawback i found. Trying to see Rome in 11 hours is sub optimal. Kotor could easily be skipped, the old ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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2boomerstravel

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Venice to Barcelona, 12 Days

We had not been on HAL since 2008 and this cruise exceeded our expectations. Most of our comments are based on comparison with a number of recent RCL cruises. Booked this cruise because it hit a number of ports we ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Dr TT avatar

Dr TT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

Embarkation was very muddled . The standard of food was extremely poor, portion size small. Often food was cold and under cooked or over cooked. the overall appearance was that a cost reduction exercise was taking ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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uscdrm

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Venice, Greece and Turkey

We started this trip with 3 days on our own in Venice staying at the beautiful Hotel Palazzo Stern on the Grand Canal. We took a water taxi to the port and experienced an organized, uncomplicated embarkation. This ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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alohasaw

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

HAL Mediterranean Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

Mediterranean Cruise, Holland America I wanted to share this review for other travelers. It is a long review and I will try to include details that may or may not be important to others. We stayed two nights at ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Maksim avatar

Maksim

5 Reviews Written

Barcelona to Venice 12 days

We were on a 12 day cruise from Barcelona to Venice. This was our first experience with Holland America. Everything went really well. Loved our aft balcony cabin, nice full bath, plenty of closet space, and great ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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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