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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great ship, poor ports

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by jimcoup

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Convenient as if departed from Vancouver, about 1 hour from home. Good price as is with most repositioning cruises. Love Florida. Ports were poor. A morning in the industrial section of Seattle was not impressive. Several central American ports were industrial and not worth stopping at. Huatulca was the best. We missed two ports because the captain chose not to enter because of swells. Received compensation.

The ship is beautiful and we appreciate Lincoln Center with classical music evenings and afternoons.

One gripe is that nearly every room and hallway has piped in music. I fell like I'm in Wal-Mar. After 22 days one gets pretty sick of the same castratos wailing about love and romance and everything wonderful and hot, hot, hot.

Good variety of entertainment but quality, as on most cruise ships, wasn't there. Missed having a dedicated movie theatre. A movie in the afternoon doesn't cut it.


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Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Fully obstructed is correct. Couldn't see over or around lifeboat in front of big floor-to-ceiling window.


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Snorkeling

Fish were not as good as on other excursions

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