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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Singles Cruises Cruise Reviews
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"I can only extend my personal thoughts about each cruise I take. I have been on 26 cruises, 5 to Alaska and 4 on Holland. Overall, the passengers averaged about 75 yrs old with a third Australian, a third..."Read More
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macster285

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Jan 4, 2020

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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LuvMyVacTime

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 promised. Once boarded, we were informed the ship was sailing with only one engine/propeller, and this caused a change in the itinerary because the ship would be moving slow. Holland ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children

17 Helpful Votes


Deeply disappointing

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Andy from London

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise as a special Christmas and New Year holiday, just for my wife and I coming from the UK, having been told that HAL was a big step up from P&O, which we travelled last time. Nothing could be further from the truth (except the price, I suppose). When I booked, the line couldn't/wouldn't tell me which cabin we'd be in - we didn't find out until we boarded. In the event it was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Deterioration of Amenities

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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xquizitluddite

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Surcharges There are now four specialty restaurants in addition to the specialties within the Pinnacle (e.g. Rudy’s Sel de Mer) There is an additional charge for steak, lobster, cappuccino, and Tazo Tea. Overcrowding The number of passengers on the newer Holland America ships has increased from 1800 to 2100 with the number of crew and officers cut from 1000 to 836. These cuts stress ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Couldn’t believe it

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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theanyr

10+ Cruises

Age 10s

I have never experienced a more boring cruise than this one. The same selected songs got replayed over and over and over until my head hurt. Some crew members seemed like they didn’t really want to be there, some had attitudes or didn’t want to help. The 3 crew members that stood out to me were Ruel, Nissan and this one guy that i don’t remember his name but he was usually in the icecream station, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Not For Anyone Young At Heart

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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BondgirlFL

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 the "older" crowd and we figured we would fit right in. If you want to spend your cruise knitting or gazing at the ocean, it is a nice, clean ship. If you are looking for some music, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


The party is over on HAL

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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CanadianStandard

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We recently completed our annual summer inside passage cruise to Alaska (this was our 36th Alaska cruise), and 21st Alaska sailing with HAL. This year we sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam, VQ Spa Veranda on deck 10 - the views from up top on the Panorama deck balcony are spectacular! - otherwise the Spa category isn't worth the higher price as it includes nothing else but 3 bottles of ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Spa Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

22 Helpful Votes


IF YOU'RE NOT OLDER THAN 50, THIS IS NOT YOUR SHIP!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Danno1968

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

1. The title says it all! Nothing for the younger crowd. This caters to the 50 plus group. 2. Service was excellent! 3. They cram liquor down your throat! I understand that's where the money is but wow! 4. Excursions. Ehh....ok. I did better with a guy in a van! And MUCH CHEAPER! 5. The ship was super clean! 6. Entertainment....not for me on this ship. And everyone goes to bed at 9! ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal cruise

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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EmBarked

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

As frequent travellers, we are used to backpacking, expeditions, and vacations in 1 to 5 stars resorts, all inclusive or not, on all continents, but we never travelled with a large cruises ship. Yes, we had preconceptions about cruises, on their misuse of obsolete maritime transport laws to create tax free tourist resorts. Or their bypass of immigration laws and hiring cheap labour from around ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

7 Helpful Votes


Entertainment lacking, limited activities.

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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garyg2000

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I just read covemanb 12/18 review and it was right on target. My wife and I took three Celebrity cruises last winter and this one was by far the worst. The entertainment was poor. No bands during the day at the pool, no music at the pool , and no place to sit at the pool since they only have 125 lounge chairs and around 3000 passengers. Night entertainment was BB King and strings every night. ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

19 Helpful Votes


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