Nieuw Amsterdam - Ship Review

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

Hawaii every week.

 

Ratings:

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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