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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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898 reviews
Bill Medley, great artist & such a nice guy!
1 [one] cup cake to with us Happy Anniversary [to share?] and a smudge of red dot as if someone had eaten the other cup cake.  Same cup cake served at Lido Buffet daily.
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Itinerary, What Itinerary??
"Overall, a nice relaxing cruise but we really would have liked to have stopped at Key West and Grand Turk.Now, this cruise was basically free due to my wife's past history of spending a lot of time in the casino, we only paid port charges and taxes for an inside cabin, cabin #L-7010...."Read More
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Cut backs? No Americas Test Kitchen.

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Southern

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mamacita123
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We took this cruise because it was Available for back to back while visiting differs ports on each segment. Entertainment in the main theater was only BBC and dancers. While both were excellent, we’d like more of a variety. Also missing was Americas Test Kitchen, though it’s still listed. There was the same comedian in BB Kings on several nights. The music in that venue was good. We have not ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


The worst HAL cruise ever

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned last Sunday (NOV. 20th) from Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam on 14 days of the worst HAL cruise that we ever experienced. With more than 400 days on HAL ships and having sailed on this ship twice before, we never experienced anything remotely like this. In fact it was one of the worst cruises ever on any line including Carnival which can be inconsistent at best. Apparently in an ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


What has happened to Holland

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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shaunbava
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

A cruise is usually fun and this was no exception BUT, Holland has changed and not for the better. We had 160 days on HAL prior to the pandemic so we were pretty familiar with the line and this ship. The room was the room and it was fine as usual, it could use a little maintenance as things are starting to look a little tired but still a minor concern, the steward did a good job and the room ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Things are improving!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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rmilller
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 20th anniversary cruise, and we did back-to-back 7 day cruises (western/eastern Caribbean). We are 3-star Mariners on HAL, and this was our 3rd trip since Covid hit. Compared to the last two post-covid trips, this was a good improvement. We started getting towel animals again (a simple add but delightful), they had some fresh flowers on board (prior two cruises they were mostly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fantastic music

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Bunkie2100
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Holland America cruise and our first in almost three years. All of our other cruises have been with NCL and we wanted to try another line. There were, certainly, differences but it is not clear, for some, which are from the different operator or are the legacy of the pandemic. Here goes. Check in was easy and quick. Once aboard the Lido Market was open and serving ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Malt Shop Memories lives again (actual date 10/30, 7days)

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Michaelene
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is my 5th MSM cruise, I go for the chance to see the great ones... Dion (headlining), Righteous Bros, Frankie Avalon & Brooklyn Bridge. Then come these groups on the Lido or Ocean decks, Crow's Nest etc, not mainstage, & wow! Sounds of the Street, December '63 & those Elvis tribute artists (aka Elvi), are just superb. Just love being able to talk to them, get a pic w/Bill Medley again, etc. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Cruise nightmare

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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mmmillee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this 17 day cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal. We took a Holland America sponsored Zip Line tour in Costa Rica(41) of us. A torrential rain was predicted, but we were not made aware nor was the tour canceled.Dangerous rain including lightening dumped on us during the Zip Line. Of course, we were attached to metal lines with metal equipment. There was a flood of the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Holland America changing and not for the better

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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APSHEPPARD
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have sailed many times with HAL as well as other lines from Regent and Crystal to NCL and Carnival. HAL has always offered large suites at reasonable cost, but this cruise showed they are cutting corners everywhere. Some examples: Lunch menu in dining room never changes. Dinner there has a very limited menu with changes: additional charges for many items, e.g., shrimp cocktail now $8.50 ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Strange new world of cruising

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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peter grant
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our first cruise in 33 months was chosen for the ports (five of them new to us), the relative ease of round-tripping for 14 days from our home town and the avoidance of anything at all to do with flying. We were happy with the rules (masks recommended, vaccinations and negative Covid test required) and felt safe throughout the trip. The cruise was interesting and met our primary need to escape ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Preparing to Fail a Sinking Feeling

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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Sojourner33
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

To be fair the Holland America Alaskan Cruise trip was very nice. However, the process and the people you had to deal with to start the cruise were prohibitively painful.. First of all we understand that Holland America is short staffed and their people are under trained. However, almost no one has authority or the desire to help others or to do the right thing. There is an old adage that I ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


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