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Nieuw Amsterdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
887 reviews
18 Awards

Need more broadway/production shows.

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We has been cruise for more than 10 times in difference cruise lines, this is our first long Transatlantic cruise, 26 days, from Miami to Venice. On this cruise, everything's meet the standards of the other cruise lines (not the exclusive cruise lines). We are very easy going couple, we are not picky. But in this cruise, for 26 days we had a lot of times to talk to the other passengers and every body was agreed that HAL need to improve the nightly production/broadway shows. For a reason that I don't know why the Cruise Critic's Editor gave a 5 stars on the review of this ship activity (?).

BTW, I am sorry for not write a long review b/c I don't know how to type and not very good on grammar.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

We got a inside room on the deck 10, we like it, just one step a way from the fresh air and the pool, spa, Lido restaurant ..... are one deck below (deck 9)

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

FLL airport and hotel near the cruise port, and most/all hotel around the FLL airport provide free transportation from FLL to hotel and from hotel to cruise port.


The town is next to the ship dock, their is a local bus will take you top of the hill to see the fort then you can walk down hill to downtown from there. Do not go to downtown then walk up hill, it a LONG walk.

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

There is a (round trip) bus will take you from the dock to the Mallorca church, just for couple Euro, very convenience.


The cruise line provide free round trip bus from the dock to the (near to) down town. Then you can wander around or take a Metro to go everywhere in Barcelona. Note that there is a Metro station just in front of Sagrada Familia.


Wander around a relax beach town, then walk through the hundred of small alleys to go to the old fort up hill, nothing there just a deep breath taking ocean view. There is a local bus can take you to Nice, Cote d' Azus .

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

The ship dock next to the town, you can walk everywhere from there or take a local bus.

Florence (Livorno)

You can take the local bus to train station and take the train to Pisa (just one station away), where the leaning tower is. Or try to get 4-6 people from from the ship so you share a private taxi/tour from the dock to Pisa and then to Luca.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

The cruise provide the shuttle to the Civi.. town, then you walk to the train station. Buy the ticket to Rome. Note that, on the train from Civi.. to Rome Central Station, you get off a Roma S Pietro station, get out of the station, walk to the left of the station then look around you will see the dome of the Vatican just couple blocks away, then find the way to go there. Remember that Rome has Metro that go everywhere.


The town is next to the ship dock, very easy.

Taormina (Messina)

Walk to the town along the shore line, until you see the Tourist Information Office, go there and ask them when and where the local bus take you to the uphill to see the Taormina town. Do not surprise when you see people do not get in the line when they get on the bus , Oh well, maybe that the Sicilian's way.


Get 4 people to share a taxi to the fort, there is a big board at the taxi station to post how much the price to go to the fort (12 Euro) . If you want to take the tram to go to the top of the hill then you must have change from Euro to Kona. All shops and taxis take the Euro but the Tram belong to government, and the Croatia Government only take Kona. Don't worry, the money exchange just across the street from the Tram.


The ship dock across the fort, once you in the fort you can walk uphill to the top of the hill.


Instead of spend money to take water taxi/tram to the Venice. Just walk 15 minutes then you are in Venice (Plaza Roma), then explore Venice by yourself. Just follow the crown and the signs on the wall such as Plaza Marcos, Ponto Rialto, Plaza Roma to go where you want to go.

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