Review of ms Nieuw Amsterdam deck 9 (Lido-Pools-Spa)
The fore-located Fitness Center is a modern gymnasium (open 6 am-9 pm, age limit is 16 yo) with top-brand equipment and a separate Aerobics Studio for classes.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon Salon is the ship's wellness complex consisting of Therapy Rooms, Tretment Rooms (for massages), Hydrotherapy Pool (with heated seawater), Thermal Suites, Relax Lounge (with heated ceramic loungers), Sauna Room, Aroma Steam Room, Relaxation Area, Beauty Salon (manicure-pedicure, barber services).
The midship Lido Pool area (spanning two floors/decks 9-10) is a glass-enclosed sundeck (covered by a retractable roof on deck 11) and is open between 7 am - 10 pm. It has 1 main swimming pool (Lido Pool) with 3 Jacuzzies/whirlpools, a bandstand (for live entertainment), an outdoor movie theater (large LED screen), sunbathing area (padded loungers, deckchairs, showers).
The midship pool deck is served by Lido Bar (31 seats, drinks and refreshments) and Dive-In (fka Terrace Grill/46 seats/complimentary fast-food bar for made-to-order burgers, wraps, nachos, pizzas, sandwiches, sausages, steaks, fries).
Lido Market (capacity 470 seats) is a complimentary buffet restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. The Lido Buffet provides self-serve Breakfast (6-11 am) and Lunch (11:30-2 pm), as well as Afternoon Tea (3-4 pm) and Dinner (5:30-8 pm/with the Dining Room's menu). Dining is complimentary and displayed at several themed food stations. The Lido Buffet is designed as a modern marketplace, with numerous on-the-go or made-to-order food choices. Differently themed food stations (walk-up service) offer fresh-made sandwiches, grilled food, pizza by the slice, pasta, International fare, sushi, salads, fruits, desserts, ice cream, daily specials, as well as made-to-order items. The food stations are named Breadboard (fresh-baked bread, pastries, sandwiches), Wild Harvest (salads, fruits, healthy food bites), Homestead (comfort food, including egg dishes and grilled meats), Distant Lands (themed cuisine specialties, including from the current cruise itinerary's regions), Sweet Spot (desserts).
Canaletto Restaurant (capacity 72 seats) is a Lido Restaurant annex. In the evenings (between 5:30-9:30 pm) it transforms into an Italian specialty restaurant at surcharge per person. Dinner reservations are required.
New York Pizza (fka Slice/open 11:30 am-7 pm) is a poolside complimentary Pizzeria offering fresh-baked pizza by the slice.
The aft sundeck is adults-only and has its own large swimming pool (Sea View Pool) with 2 Jacuzzies/Whirlpools, showers, padded loungers, a stage (for live performances) and is served by Sea View Bar (163 seats/beverages) and New York Pizza (food).