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Nieuw Amsterdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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889 reviews
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Good service-great food-lousy entertainment & activities

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 90s

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Sail Date: Mar 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

The title says it all! Food was very good with good menu selections. Dining room was a bit slow but was acceptable. Cabin steward had 31 cabins to service & several days our cabin was not serviced until 2.00pm or later. Shipboard activities were nearly non-existent unless you were interested in computer lessons or cooking demonstrations. The movie theater is very very small. It would have been great if the large show room was used for movies on sea days. Night entertainment was 2 star at best. Comedian was mediocre & seemed to be lost in remebering his material. Production shows were far below what other cruise lines present. The only thing that saved the entertainment program was the piano bar entertainer Jimmy Maddox!! He was the best piano man we have seen in more than 80 cruises. Because we are 4 star , embarkation was excellent & disembarkation was seamless. Overall , Holland America has improved the food quality & selection. Staff is very friendly & eager to please. They have a long way to go to return to activities & entertainment levels offered by compitition.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VB

Cabin was a bit tired but clean & everything worked. Service was late every day.

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