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First the good: beds excellent, desserts superb (including the bread pudding), Adagio Quartet in the Explorer Lounge every night. BUT: ship has design flaws. The glass and chromium Atrium serves no purpose; just a big hole in the middle of the ship. Inadequate storage in the cabin closets. Some restrooms virtually invisible through lack of illumination. Columns obstruct some views in theater )now called a Show Room.) And too many blocked toilets and other problems for a new ship. We found the food lacking in taste except for the soups - someone should take away the chef's salt, pepper and spices when he makes them. However, we should note that most of those we spoke to liked the food. We did not try the specialty resturants as they give you too much food. Quality of ingredients good. Evening entertainent was very good, except for one night when the theater showed nothing. During the day there was not much going on; of course most passengers went ashore, but it may also be due to the Cruise Director being a one man band. As the weather was oftenpoor this may have affected more tha just us. Finally, this is the first time we have ever found our cabin stewards lacking. On several occasions we left the cabin early, and found it unmade up at noon.

Niew Amsterdam Disappoints

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by topmost

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2010
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
First the good: beds excellent, desserts superb (including the bread pudding),

Adagio Quartet in the Explorer Lounge every night.



BUT: ship has design flaws. The glass and chromium Atrium serves no purpose; just a big hole in the middle of the ship. Inadequate storage in the cabin closets. Some restrooms virtually invisible through lack of illumination. Columns obstruct some views in theater )now called a Show Room.) And too many blocked toilets and other problems for a new ship.



We found the food lacking in taste except for the soups - someone should take away the chef's salt, pepper and spices when he makes them. However, we should note that most of those we spoke to liked the food. We did not try the specialty resturants as they give you too much food. Quality of ingredients good.



Evening entertainent was very good, except for one night when the theater showed

nothing. During the day there was not much going on; of course most passengers went ashore, but it may also be due to the Cruise Director being a one man band.

As the weather was oftenpoor this may have affected more tha just us.



Finally, this is the first time we have ever found our cabin stewards lacking.

On several occasions we left the cabin early, and found it unmade up at noon.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VB 5142
Only complaint insufficient drawer space in closets. Also TV difficult to operate.
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