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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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A nice cruise to Alaska
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Malt Shop Cruise Bonanza

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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vallejo53
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third cruise, and first on a Holland Ship. It was awesome...from the weather, entertainment (you must book a Malt Shop if you are in that age group), the crew, and the food. The buffet and regular dining could not have been better. In addition we ate at the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto Restaurants, which in my opinion were a bit disappointing. A special shout out to the crew...always ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fresh beginnings!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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lynnrosenblatt
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed on HA from San Diego through the Panama Canal departing on 10/06/21 on Nieuw Amsterdam which was the continuation of the ship's Alaska cruises that marked HA return to North American cruises after pandemic. While the cruise was certainly a decent value there were some issues that made it less so than the same trip on HA in 2018. Most notably are the surcharges on food in the dining room ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Relaxing Alaskan Start-up Cruise

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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RGEDad
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Really enjoyed the cruise. Being out and about on the ship, feeling the ship as it rocked and rolled with the seas, dining in the various facilities, seeing the Alaskan sights and sounds. All in all - it was a great re-start for the cruising. ❖Boarding was extremely quick and efficient. First station reviewed the passports, vaccinations, & test results, then security scan, then Face scan ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Welcome Back to Cruising

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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AncientWanderer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First a little background. We have cruised many times and sail with various mainstream cruise lines, although Holland America has come to be our favorite. We were really missing being at sea and were excited when we heard that Holland America would resume sailing in Alaska. Of course, we were also nervous about mask and test requirements and just in general nervous about getting out there ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Warning - Miserable stressful trip

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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trebor01
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We originally chose this trip because Seth Wayne was promoting HAL and we thought it would be relaxing and fun after a very stressful year from COVID. We did not have COVID but we had to comply with all the regulations and the fear of contacting it. From the beginning it was stressful. First the cruise agent (Cruisewise) did not get us early dining but anytime dining. When we called her and ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A nice cruise to Alaska

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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Lanhest
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

An Alaskan Cruise sounded like a nice get away, and a restart in the Cruise Industry. The ship had everything we could need onboard. We were welcomed when we arrived and our luggage was in our room promptly. The staff was reliable, and available when needed. The food was good, and we were well attended. We had a few glitches. We had an excursion and were given the info for where to get on the ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A Great Week

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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JulieGerr
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We live in Seattle and have always wanted to go on an Alaska cruise, but for some reason we hadn't been there yet. The easy part is that we didn't have to fly anyplace! We found everything about our experience to be wonderful. From ease of embarkation, our room (deck 6, port side, mid-ship). The meal in the Pinnacle Grill was excellent; our lasagna in Canaletto was probably the best we have ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


COVID requirements for guests vs staff

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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MJSEES
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise so we could burn our future cruise credits from a Baltic Sea cruise that did not sail in April/May 2020. We unfortunately were denied a full refund of our fare. HAL held 50% on a Neptune Suite. When they put the Baltic Sea cruise back in the schedule for 2022, they did not contact us. We had to contact them only to be told the price had increased almost 3x and the would not ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


First Holland Cruise, but not first cruise

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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jhlh
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose Holland because of it's reputation for Alaska Cruises. Overall, a great cruise. Ship was very nice, food was very good, service was excellent. Entertainment was WEAK. Not sure if this was Holland or Covid. We're use to broadway type musicals, etc. Only think offered was a nightly interpretive dance routine. Honestly, my 12 year old granddaughter's dance recital was as good if not ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Really fun cruise - Especially in light of Covid

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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Smokeyham
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

HAL Nieuw Amsterdam – August 2021 – Alaska Cruise Review Cabin – V Class Overview: This cruise was a seven-day out and back Alaska cruise from Seattle. Because of the temporary suspension of the PVSA (Passenger Vessel Services Act) due to Covid there was no stop in Vancouver, which we appreciated since it meant that the final night on board was not spent in a port with an empty ship but ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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