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Our 2nd Holland cruise out of 11 - last Holland we will take. Had only 4 out of 7 nights of live entertainment. An excellent magician/illusionist, an interpreted dance company for 2 nights, and a not very good comedian. Have one spot for live band only, BB Kings Blues Band, dueling pianos a few times a day, a classical instrumental venue, and that's it! Other than team trivia and lots of 'classes/workshops', was a boring cruise to us. No karaoke bars, no guitarist/singers here and there to entertain, barely any guest games - very disappointed in lack of activities compared to other cruise lines we've been on. We go on cruises for the destinations, hotel/food and to be entertained -felt like we were just killing time so much. Many especially older folks may like this but doesn't suit us. We heard many others on this cruise with the same complaints. Kind of wondered if they had entertainers cancel on them or something. Food was good in main dining room but nothing wowed us, especially desserts. The Pinnacle Grill had the best filet mignon I'd ever had (AAA bought our meal or we wouldn't have spent extra) Ship was very clean and staff very nice but overall experience was lacking for us.

Entertainment lacking

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by Dazzle87

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom
Our 2nd Holland cruise out of 11 - last Holland we will take. Had only 4 out of 7 nights of live entertainment. An excellent magician/illusionist, an interpreted dance company for 2 nights, and a not very good comedian. Have one spot for live band only, BB Kings Blues Band, dueling pianos a few times a day, a classical instrumental venue, and that's it! Other than team trivia and lots of 'classes/workshops', was a boring cruise to us. No karaoke bars, no guitarist/singers here and there to entertain, barely any guest games - very disappointed in lack of activities compared to other cruise lines we've been on. We go on cruises for the destinations, hotel/food and to be entertained -felt like we were just killing time so much. Many especially older folks may like this but doesn't suit us. We heard many others on this cruise with the same complaints. Kind of wondered if they had entertainers cancel on them or something.

Food was good in main dining room but nothing wowed us, especially desserts. The Pinnacle Grill had the best filet mignon I'd ever had (AAA bought our meal or we wouldn't have spent extra)

Ship was very clean and staff very nice but overall experience was lacking for us.
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