Nieuw Amsterdam - Ship Review

To be known as the Patriot, first ship of the new United States Line, cruising

Hawaii every week.



Overall Condition 9.2

Outside Deck Areas 9.3

Inside Public Areas 9.2

Staterooms 8.9

Spa Facilities 8.8

Exercise Fitness Facilities 8.9

Entertainment & Activities 8.6

Port Calls 9.1

Shore Excursions 9.1

Cuisine 8.8

Service 9.2

Embarkation 9.1

Disembarkation 9.1

Overall quality rating 9.0


Strengths: " Super clean ship - Quality cruising at a good price - Staff was absolutely wonderful - Excellent shore excursions - size of ship made for easy accessibility."

Weaknesses : "Dining experience was not great - Shows - Drinks priced a bit too high"

Who Should cruise on this ship: "Older travelers looking for a slower pace - People 35-60 years old - seniors - low - key - well-traveled"

Editors Note: This review was done while the ship was still in the Holland America fleet. She is currently (Nov. 2000) undergoing a refurbishment before she moves to Hawaii to join the United States Line.


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