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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

4

Very Good

5

Average

4

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

138

Senior Cruises

120

Romantic Cruises

92

Repositioning Cruises

53

Group and Theme Cruises

17

17 Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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T0pspin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Best Food and Service

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We choose this cruise because it was going to Turks and Caicos one of favorite stops! Also a sponsored cruise by our community so many neighbors on board! We did do Rudi's Sel De Mer and for the extra charge this is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Rvod56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ready to book again.

Our trip consisted of a group of 8, all arriving from different destinations across Canada. We had a house rented in Fort Lauderdale for 3 days before the cruise, a lovely home within walking distance to the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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philandcb1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nothing special.

We booked this cruise because we were joining fellow submarine veterans for our annual convention. The check-in and embarkation was very well handled. We were told that our cabin was not ready and that we should ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jonpilk

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

HAL definitely caters to more "mature" cruisers

I am currently 39 and was definitely one of the youngest people on board. I enjoy people who are older than me, but it seems that HAL really caters to the more mature clientele in the music, food, and activities. I ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Mom2boysGA

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor Customer Service, Great Ship

My family and I went on our first Holland America Cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the 4/2/17-4/9/17 Western Caribbean cruise. We were booked in a Neptune Suite. Check in went smoothly with a slight delay on ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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cruisingelizabeth

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Alaska Cruise Tour

I am a travel agent and I led a group of 25 on a Holland America cruise tour to Alaska and the Yukon. I chose this tour because it was a 3 night cruise and 6 night land tour and HAL is the only major cruise line ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Montana101

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time on the Master Chef Cruise

What an experience = met some of the past winners of the show and three of the juniors all of whom were very friendly and spent a lot of time talking with guests. The food was beyond excellent. The main dining ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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HarlowJean

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever

I had always wanted to do a cruise, but couldn't find a partner in crime with whom to travel. I started dating a gentleman who was able to go, so after just a few short months of dating, we booked the cruise. I ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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retdon

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam 10/23/2016

Overall it was a great cruise, probably the worst weather we have ever had on a cruise but we are not beach people so additional days at sea was fine. We missed Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay due to high seas and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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katieboomer

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall great (but why have they lost the ability to prepare fish?)

This was my fourth cruise on Holland America and second on the Nieuw Amsterdam. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the service staff was outstanding, the entertainment in the lounges very enjoyable, the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sun~

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Blues cruise was great, ship needs to go into dry dock

Review Blues Cruise January 18 – 25 Nieuw Amsterdam This was our 6th Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. 2 on the Eurodam, 3 on the Nieuw Amsterdam, 1 on the NCL Sun. The cruise is fully chartered. This cruise is ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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sun~

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Blues Cruise 2014 on the Nieuw Amsterdam

The charter I give 5 stars, the ship 3 stars. It was a wonderful week on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise! Review Nieuw Amsterdam Jan 19-26/14 Blues Cruise It was a gorgeous day to embark on our 4th ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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JandScruise

1 Review Written

Nice cruise, expected better

The good: 1) A lot of public room to move around in. Even in the bars/lounges things weren't squashed together, everything always felt roomy, even on sea days. Found several remote places with loungers and no one ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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chrischarlestaylor

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

You get what you pay for

I have to start by saying it makes me so angry when I read reviews about ships that I have personally sailed on and worked on most people need to get their facts straight before writing these reviews if you have ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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imaginations98

1 Review Written

If I wanted a Carnival experience, I'd have taken Carnival.

I've been on HAL before and had high expectations for this adventure. They failed miserably in several categories. First off...the food. We were part of a large group so I can tell you it was not just me ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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RustyRudder

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Nieuw Amsterdam 7 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise

We recently returned from the eastern Caribbean cruise aboard HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam which sailed from Ft. Lauderdale January 23rd for seven nights. I would like to offer my comments about this vacation trip. For the ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Yashved

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Horrible experience with Holland america

Dear all My room no. Is 8012 in ms nieuw amsterdam. 23rd June departure from vancouver There are several issues. Let me point out each one 1. I am pure Hindu vegetarian traveller. Before booking I had ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Nieuw Amsterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.3
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.53.5
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.03.2
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.03.9
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