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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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First HAL Cruise Meets Overall Expectations
"This was our first HAL cruise and our 7th overall. DW and I had wanted to try HAL for a few years and this was a great deal on the last minute sale. We booked a verandah guarantee about 3 weeks out, and about a..."Read More
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Great Ship

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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berrytarte

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Food: I was impressed by the main dining rooms, the meals were consistently well prepared with equally good meat, fish, and vegetarian options. Sometimes crisp items, like spring rolls, were soggy, but generally things were very tasty given the mass production. The Lido Deck offerings were bland and repetitive, but not terrible. Desserts were basic but usually tasty, and not as ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Early snafu but great cruise. Cabin 6113

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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ScottandAlison

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 12th cruise but the first in 10 years. 4 previous cruises on HAL. It began somewhat ominously. Check in took forever because they reassigned us to a different cabin-same category (Signature suite) but a deck lower at the very front of the ship with a handicap accessible bathroom that only had one sink. We were told our original cabin (SS mid ship) had a technical issue that could not ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


A nearly perfect cruise!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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When and How

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This will be a short review of a short but nearly perfect cruise. The ship was in excellent shape. The art wasn’t even bad! The food was the best I’ve had in several cruises. The service was excellent. Room stewards Suri and Erna were perfect and waiters Subi and Dylan were fast and pleasant. The walking deck was lovely. These are the things that matter to me and this ship got them all ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nieuw Amsterdam Caribbean Cruise Feb. 2020

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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kevingastreich

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We stayed in a hotel in Plantation the night before our cruise. Hotel accommodations were difficult to get because of the annual boat show being held at the same time. We took an Uber from the hotel to the ship. The cost was about $18 and the ride took about twenty minutes. The car was at our hotel within 10 minutes of our request. The embarkation process was pretty easy and all told, we were in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


WORST ACCESSIBLE CABIN EVER!!!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Lovinlife45

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This review is about the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin 6001 which is a handicap accessible verandah stateroom. First let me say that this was my 84th cruise so I do have some knowledge of cruises and different lines. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS A VERY UNFRIENDLY CABIN FOR DISABLED PERSONS. Location is terrible for any individual using a manual wheelchair as it is the very front of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Some Disappointments

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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cruzcat

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had never sailed on a Holland ship so it was time to try it. The itinerary included stops we had never been to before. Embarkation was the fastest we've experienced and we were able to go to our cabin right away. We didn't see our cabin stewards until the next day but they kept our cabin clean and neat the whole week. They also supplied us with ice daily. The food was the most ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


2nd time on NA - Tropical Caribbean

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Paulinda

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This is the 3rd cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America for my wife and I, the 2nd cruise on the NA We chose the NA over the NS as it has less passengers We stayed in a verandah cabin (4138) and since we do a lot of walking it was very convenient to the promenade deck being one floor up from the deck 3 promenade. The cabin was also on the port side more mid stern We heard very little ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Windy!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Jomurbie

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We were looking for a week of warmth away from NY cold. We got a lot of wind, rain, rough seas, slow passage (due to 1 azipod) & a skipped port. This was our 6th cruise, but first HAL cruise. It was an economical choice for a Caribbean cruise, but no bells & whistles. Half our passengers were from one group which made certain things difficult as they had 'whole group' activities to attend, then ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Non-Disclosure of a Disabled Ship

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Aprilw3

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

After cruising with HAL in September to Canada, my husband and I were so impressed with the entire HAL cruising experience that we decided to book an Eastern Caribbean Cruise to celebrate 25 years of marriage. First, let me say, that as always, the stewards, waiters, wine experts, and other support staff were incredible. Our stateroom was gorgeous and perfectly cleaned everyday. The food on the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Worse cruise ever

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruising Chet

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I took a Holland America cruise to the Western Caribbean from Jan. 4, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2020, aboard the NIEUW AMSTERDAM. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The dining was an excellent experience as well. This was the first time I had an inside room. It was small as expected, but was adequate. The activities were very limited which was okay because I wanted ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


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