2 Miami Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

We has been cruise for more than 10 times in difference cruise lines, this is our first long Transatlantic cruise, 26 days, from Miami to Venice. On this cruise, everything's meet the standards of the other cruise lines (not the ... Read More
We has been cruise for more than 10 times in difference cruise lines, this is our first long Transatlantic cruise, 26 days, from Miami to Venice. On this cruise, everything's meet the standards of the other cruise lines (not the exclusive cruise lines). We are very easy going couple, we are not picky. But in this cruise, for 26 days we had a lot of times to talk to the other passengers and every body was agreed that HAL need to improve the nightly production/broadway shows. For a reason that I don't know why the Cruise Critic's Editor gave a 5 stars on the review of this ship activity (?). BTW, I am sorry for not write a long review b/c I don't know how to type and not very good on grammar. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Our first cruise with HAL from Fort Lauderdale down to the Caribbean First the crew made up of mainly Indonesian and Filipino absolutely fantastic they can,t do enough for you, that's where the praise stops. The food Now Holland ... Read More
Our first cruise with HAL from Fort Lauderdale down to the Caribbean First the crew made up of mainly Indonesian and Filipino absolutely fantastic they can,t do enough for you, that's where the praise stops. The food Now Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam, the food in the buffet is what you would expect in an old peoples home (sloppy) the restaurants Ok but the menu in the main dinning restaurant does not have enough choice and only 3 courses and if you like coffee after your meal you have to pay for it, in the pinnacle restaurant I have my first hot soup and best meal but it cost an extra $29, we tried the Asian restaurant its so uncomfortable, the chairs are a terrible design with no back support, the cutlery is a joke as the new "designer" plates and bowls makes eating your food a struggle. The cabin, We had a balcony which was larger than most on the upper promenade deck which was the best part, because the have put small tubs in the bathroom it has taken space away from the entrance which made it very tight and the best way to get into the wardrobe and bend over was to open the bathroom door, I would like to know which bright spark from HAL decided to purchase LCD televisions as most people know they need to be at the correct height so when you were lying on the bed all you could see was a dark screen, or allow them to tilt and the program choice was terrible unless you wanted to rent a DVD from reception. The bar areas Who ever designed these bars I must have done it during the school holidays and has now gone back to using crayons and painting pictures of mammy and daddy ( no style or class ) but well done to the person who designed the Silk Den, this is the best bar area on the ship and could easily go onto any 5 star cruise line. Other passengers Is it because I am British or am I out of touch on the way to behave but why were the other people treating the ship furniture so badly every where I went they had there feet on the furniture with their shoes on, this shows so much disrespect and we all ending paying more in the future for our cruise as the ship will need refitting more often and the staff are too polite to ask them not to it. I afraid this was my one and only cruise with HAL, its back to Princess and Celebrity   Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Nieuw Amsterdam Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 4.5 3.5
Public Rooms 4.5 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.6
Service 4.5 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.1

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