Cruise was absolutely amazing. It was awhile to embark but then again the hotels ship you out all at the same time so we all pretty much arrived at the same time. There were so many returning cruisers that the "expedited line" and the regular line were both about 45 minutes to get checked in.
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it did not disappoint, the Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, the Xian Warriors, Singapore, Oman, Petra in Jordan, the Acropolis in Athens, Malta, Panama Canal, Suez canal. My bucket list is much shorter now. With visiting all the cities is really showed us the world we live in and our preconceived notions were happily changed.
The Amsterdam is really showing here age. There was a lot of water leaks both in the Common Areas and the Staterooms during our Pacific Ocean crossing as there were some rough sailing days. They even had to replace some of the carpet. Rumour was that there was a lot of mold floating around and this caused "ship's cough". I cannot confirm this but most of us had a cough at one time or another. After they changed the air filters in our staterooms, it seemed to get better. The décor in the staterooms is pretty old and faded but clean and spotless.
This ship needs a refresher, the tub and sink were pitted and the furnishings were getting faded. However, we had absolutely no trouble with this room at all. There was a dresser with 9 drawers, 4 drawers in the 2 night stands, 2 drawers at the end of the bed and 4 floor to ceilings closets so lots of room for your clothes. There is a medicine cabinet and a shelf under the sink that is large enough to store everything we needed for the trip. The whirlpool bathtub was quite nice too. This room also had a balcony with a lounger, a chair and a table. Minibar in the room.