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We have cruised on this ship twice before. We had an aft cabin on deck 4. Great to be one floor above the dining room. Enjoy looking out the back at the wake before bed. Service was excellent from the room stewards to the dining room staff. Friendly and engaged. We always book a retreat cabana which is a great place to relax - not having to hunt for a lounger . We enjoy the food and beverage service We enjoyed the ports but have visited them on many previous cruises- love half Moon Cay. We attended several informative talks in the EXC area with Bonnie and Dorine. Thoroughly enjoyed the Lincoln Centre performances. We also enjoyed the BBC Planet Earth film accompanied by the musicians on board. Ate breakfast in the dining room every morning. We enjoyed dinner in the Pinnacle Grille and Tamarind- The food in the dining room was good but we do enjoy the specialty restaurants as well. I did find the music in BB King---- to be very repetitive -- Bad Girls and Mustang Sally seemed to be played on a loop every evening. We have enjoyed a more varied music selection on previous cruises. I was told these musicians had just come together --- we did recognize the lead guitarist and the female vocalist. It seemed like Groundhog Day--- 70s disco music every night. On the Westerdam in December we enjoyed everything from Bruno Mars to older selections. We stopped in several times on the second week and they were still playing the same music..................... The comedian and singer were both excellent and we returned for the final combined show. The chocolate parade on the second last night was yummy with many delicious treats. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Unfortunately we did not qualify for luggage express and had to wait at the airport for our 2 pm flight out. We did not qualify for a post cruise excursion due to our flight time. This is certainly not the fault of the cruise line. The second week was an Oprah cruise --- received beach towels, book, book bag and spray in our cabin after supper. There were many opportunities to attend activities throughout the cruise from book club to nutrition education. We attended the gym during the first week and walked on the promenade after breakfast the second week. We enjoy being able to walk on the deck in the fresh air and sunshine Overalll we thoroughly enjoyed our 2018 winter vacation and look forward to our next cruise in October 2018 on the Zuiderdam----- leaving from Quebec City and sailing from the Maritimes down through New England.

Another great cruise vacation on the Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by cabana-lover

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
We have cruised on this ship twice before. We had an aft cabin on deck 4. Great to be one floor above the dining room.

Enjoy looking out the back at the wake before bed.

Service was excellent from the room stewards to the dining room staff.

Friendly and engaged.

We always book a retreat cabana which is a great place to relax - not having to hunt for a lounger . We enjoy the food and beverage service

We enjoyed the ports but have visited them on many previous cruises- love half Moon Cay.

We attended several informative talks in the EXC area with Bonnie and Dorine.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Lincoln Centre performances.

We also enjoyed the BBC Planet Earth film accompanied by the musicians on board.

Ate breakfast in the dining room every morning.

We enjoyed dinner in the Pinnacle Grille and Tamarind-

The food in the dining room was good but we do enjoy the specialty restaurants as well.

I did find the music in BB King---- to be very repetitive -- Bad Girls and Mustang Sally seemed to be played on a loop every evening.

We have enjoyed a more varied music selection on previous cruises. I was told these musicians had just come together --- we did recognize the lead guitarist and the female vocalist. It seemed like Groundhog Day--- 70s disco music every night. On the Westerdam in December we enjoyed everything from Bruno Mars to older selections.

We stopped in several times on the second week and they were still playing the same music.....................

The comedian and singer were both excellent and we returned for the final combined show.

The chocolate parade on the second last night was yummy with many delicious treats.

Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Unfortunately we did not qualify for luggage express and had to wait at the airport for our 2 pm flight out. We did not qualify for a post cruise excursion due to our flight time. This is certainly not the fault of the cruise line.

The second week was an Oprah cruise --- received beach towels, book, book bag and spray in our cabin after supper. There were many opportunities to attend activities throughout the cruise from book club to nutrition education.

We attended the gym during the first week and walked on the promenade after breakfast the second week. We enjoy being able to walk on the deck in the fresh air and sunshine

Overalll we thoroughly enjoyed our 2018 winter vacation and look forward to our next cruise in October 2018 on the Zuiderdam----- leaving from Quebec City and sailing from the Maritimes down through New England.
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VB 4182
Good cabin location but would appreciate better lighting by the closets. Very difficult to see what is on the shelves when choosing clothing
We bring small flashlights which do help .
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