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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

51

Very Good

34

Average

18

Poor

13

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

138

Senior Cruises

120

Romantic Cruises

92

Repositioning Cruises

53

Entertainment Cruises

28

120 Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Paulinda avatar

Paulinda

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

2nd time on NA - Tropical Caribbean

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This is the 3rd cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America for my wife and I, the 2nd cruise on the NA We chose the NA over the NS as it has less passengers We stayed in a verandah cabin (4138) and since we do ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ScottandAlison

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Early snafu but great cruise. Cabin 6113

This was our 12th cruise but the first in 10 years. 4 previous cruises on HAL. It began somewhat ominously. Check in took forever because they reassigned us to a different cabin-same category (Signature suite) but a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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T0pspin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Best Food and Service

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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LuvMyVacTime

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Jan 4, 2020

We chose this sailing and ship because of good reviews. Big mistake. We also paid more for Club Orange and the Signature Suite. These are both a waste of your hard earned money, no priority or extra services as ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AvalonLady

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great service, but falls short in other categories

THE SHIP: A medium sized ship (2106 guests), the architecture is probably the least impressive of the 6 cruise ships (on 5 lines) that I have been on. The atrium area is small, and there is no grand open ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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BondgirlFL

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not For Anyone Young At Heart

We chose this cruise to see what Holland America has to offer versus other cruise lines. Long story short, we will never sail with HAL again. We are a retired couple in our late 60's, We had heard that HAL was for ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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roninpa

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great food

Food was awesome. Shows were good but only 5 and one was a sorta redo with same comedians different material. They did two “Taks” to replace shows. Although the talks were interesting they should have had them ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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pwtubbs

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Food & Service, Otherwise Merely Average

Traversing the Panama Canal had always been a "bucket list" for my husband and me ages 67 and 72, respectively); being veteran HAL cruisers, we chose the NIEUW AMSTERDAM 21-day Panama Canal Cruise, 28 September to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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feckhout

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Land/Sea Journey Will Make You Sick

Holland America's cruise from Skagway to Vancouver was wonderful. That is, if you were healthy enough to enjoy it. Once we were done with the aggressive land travel portion, their bus delivered us and many ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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darstamp

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska with HA

This was my second trip to Alaska and my first time on Holland America. I was really impressed with this beautiful ship. It looked fresh and felt luxurious. There were plenty of elevators and lots of quiet ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Time to Relax

This was our fifth cruise, with Holland America, so I have no comparison to make with other cruise lines. It is obvious during the embarkation, that this is not “their first go-round”. Moving 2000+ people onto ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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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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Leporello

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise on Niuw Amsterdam

We wanted to see Panama Canal, particularly the old part of it. I have done one passing in my previous career at sea more than 30 years ago, on a freighter. Since HAL had a good itinerary suiting the best for ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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MetroSue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise but nothing that awed me.

Choose this cruise as a last minute, 7 day NYE getaway with family group. We knew HAL is reputed to cater to more mature cruisers so with that knowledge the young adult members of our group of 9 were not overly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Katie106 avatar

Katie106

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beware: Bedbugs/$29.50 per day for 2 attendants small cabin

Got bitten by bedbugs on the first night all over upper body. Cruise medical center refused to address the problem on Christmas Eve, unless I paid $95 for consultation on a problem caused by poor health condition ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Robertc436

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

December cruise Eastern Caribbean

Good price,good timing for a getaway,previous good experiences with Holland America. Food and service is always good. BB Kings blues band plays in a lounge most nights 8 pc band always exceptional not just blues but ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ypmai

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not recommended if you want good food

When we were looking to book a cruise, the review of between 4 and 4.5 attracted our attention, we also liked the displayed itinerary Holland American listed. We had a well maintained and spacious suite, access to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruiseimust

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

4 NIGHT CRUISE

Holland America Line - Nieuw Amsterdam Sept-Oct 2018 I thought to myself what a great way to arrive in San Diego from Vancouver for those who don't care to fly, and quite reasonable especially if your prime goal ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jhigginsretired

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another Excellent HAL Cruise

We chose this cruise because it was HAL and all at sea, no land. We had done the land and sea Alaska cruise a year ago with HAL. Didn't like it. Too much land. Embarkation and debarkation were fast and easy. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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BAM37

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska

After three cruises on the HAL Volendam we decided to change ships and booked our 4th Alaska cruise on the HAL Nieuw Amsterdam. We had booked an Oceanview cabin but two days before our sailing, we were informed by ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

4th Alaska Cruise

Having cruised three times prior to this trip, we were aware of what to expect. Holland America had no surprises, other that the fact they upgraded us two days before departure. The Alaska cruise is so good ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lov2TravelTN

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

We were on the June 30, 2018 sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam from Vancouver to the inside passage (including Glacier Bay). This was our third time on Holland America and our second Alaska cruise (the other in 2000 on ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Time Space 22

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great value

We were on a 7 day cruise from Vancouver to Vancouver Alaska cruise. I guess we hit the jackpot with the weather...most days in the 70's This was our first cruise so we chose to book a inside room, as a couple ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mazda *

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time

Saw this cruise on a tv show with Jane McDonald and thought it looked very good. Decided to do it so booked it and also had 3 nights in Vancouver to get over jetlag and make Vancouver ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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FalcnFan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

Excellent accommodations in Neptune Suite 8162 (aft). Room stewards Agus and Putu were awesome! Concierge perks with Neptune level accommodation worth the extra money. Main dining room food was excellent. Dined ...
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Sail Date April 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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