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Nieuw Amsterdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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872 reviews
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Surprised by Ship, Staff and Dining

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to the Eastern Caribbean
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ccaxle
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

This was our second Cruise on HAL and our fourth cruise in the last ten months, so we have other recent cruises to compare too. Getting on board went quickly and we were not hounded by staff selling Dining, drink packages etc. as we have seen previously on other cruises. Our room was ready by 1pm and our luggage arrived shortly thereafter. Our stateroom 4154 was very nice and had plenty of room. Our luggage fit under the bed at the top and there were two large drawers at the bottom of the bed, (very nice) Three large closets to handle all our clothing. Did not need a electrical adapter for USB cord. Each side of the bed had a USB port and several electrical plugs on the desk. Bathroom and balcony were a very nice size. The TV was pretty large and included FREE movies and tv shows. We enjoyed all eateries the Lido, Pizza window, Hamburger window. Afternoon Tea and was overly surprised with the food quality in the MDR dining room. Surf and Turf night was two thumbs up, serving filet mignon. Shows were very good. Areas lacking were activities at sea. (to much Trivia) need areas allowing dancing, Karaoke or shows like Quest. Micro soft classes were nice. Our ship had an older crowd, and many had a lot of cruises on Holland America. Disembarkation was a breeze. Off the ship and waiting for our flight in less then a hour. Overall, we were Quite Impressed!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VD

Zuko was a Great cabin steward. Fruit and ice every day.

Port Reviews

Grand Turk

Very nice island and Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

San Juan

Rum tour was a learning experience and refreshing.

Half Moon Cay

Poor tender service, did not get off ship, Not a great day and we have been there several times before

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