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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Statendam
Destination
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Traveler rating

Excellent

53

Very Good

32

Average

18

Poor

11

Terrible

4

Cruise type

118 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Cruise Reviews


Sailingthe7seas avatar

Sailingthe7seas

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New friends

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Exceptional entry for me to travel since my loss. Welcomed warmly om board. Almost instantly met a wonderful group of seniors from St Augustine and we all learned about one another. Each day a group religious ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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GoodTimeCruiser2005

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Tigers8932

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

All in All great cruise

We choose this cruise because I took my mother and she loves Holland America and I needed a real relaxing vacation not a huge party on the ocean with 5000 of my closest friends. The demographic is mostly retired ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RVA_PAUL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

2 out of 3 Food above average, shiip/service above average, entertainment poor

The FOOD: Dinning room above average variety and tase. Lido Buffet, way above average as each station has an active attendant that will prepare to order and/or place food on your plate. Passengers do not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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2LoveBikes

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

You cannot find a better cruise line with better service

Embarkation was smooth, uncrowded and uneventful. Escorted to 4 & 5 Star Mariner Lounge and boarded promptly at 11:30am. Carried all of our luggage as carry-ons and we were unpacked by 1205pm. For lunch we went to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tapi

8 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

HAL with Kids

HAL WITH KIDS FOR DUMMIES - Our cruise aboard the Niew Statendam We are a family of 4, including 2 young children, and we just returned from a cruise aboard the Niew Statendam. It is because Holland America may ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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krisfarrarkf

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a beautiful new ship

I booked this cruise later than I usually do, about three months out, so I didn't get any "freebies" but the price wasn't to bad for a new ship. The New Statendam is the largest, newest ship I've ever travelled on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruiseboo

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Can you say BORING !!

We chose this cruise because the price seemed a bargain and we were interested in trying another cruise line. Before sailing we had read reviews, a lot of them mentioning that Holland America has dropped the ball ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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andy6221

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great time on this new ship

I went on this cruise because some of our friends picked the cruise. This was one of the best cruises I have been on. Now it's Holland American so there's no hairy legs contests at the pool or goofy game shows ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tosteve1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship

We wanted a winter break and chose this cruise because it was a newer ship and much cheaper than Celebrity’s Edge. We also were interested in the new music walk area of the ship as we are music lovers. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rookie50

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Almost perfect

Chose this cruise for Pickleball and music theme. Ship was very classy and the music venues were great. Especially enjoyed the Billboards venue where two artists on two grand piaoes played nightly with a range of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mindySUE

15 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

This ship delivers ....

We cruised on this ship when it was brand new for two weeks in March 2019 and decided to book one week, this year (Jan 2020) when we got a terrific deal on a balcony cabin. We re-booked cabin 4017, forward which ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sovereignsea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great experience

The cruise was paid for by my father in law, so we had no choice, but we were pleased with the entire experience. We arrived around 11:30 am and very little waiting was required at Port Everglades, although the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ottothedog

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Christmas Cruise Experience

We have been cruising for many years, and this was our 8th HAL cruise with our sons. We started cruising ten years ago with our children as 3rd and 4th passengers in a Neptune suite. They are now teenagers and are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Vemnox

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Below my already-low expectations

I want to open this negative review with a disclaimer that I am of a minority that this cruise line caters to. We went on this cruise with 2 adults and 3 children (4, 8, 10). This is not the "target audience," so ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Larilene

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great for the entire family

My family has traveled with Holland America many times in the past and was a little concerned about how the unique style and sophistication of the line would translate in a 2,000 + passenger configuration. The truth ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SnowbirdWannaB

5 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Thanksgiving week cruise = lots of kids; Love the Spa

We booked this cruise when the price dropped during hurricane season. This was our second HAL cruise; our first was on Zuiderdam. We like Holland America specifically because there are not usually a lot of children ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jmelnick

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some highs, some lows. A line in transition?

Wanted a trip with the parents. Had to leave on a Sunday. Got a good price on this cruise. So off we went. Flew into MIA the day before, and spent the night at the Hampton Inn Airport South, Blue Lagoon. Metro ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gerstmanperry

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Great Experience

We chose this cruise because we had cruised on Holland to Alaska and the timing fit our schedule. We loved the ship, absolutely beautiful. The open seating option for dinner was great, music was wonderful. We ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mikerem48

11 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

2019 Family Honey Moon

My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (23+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our fifth cruise with Holland America. The 7-day Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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teltrainer

11 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Coughing Through The Caribbean

We've been on 25 plus cruises on a variety of mainstream and premium lines and most recently reached Elite level on Celebrity. We decided to try the Nieuw Statendam for a back to back 11/10/19 to 11/24/19 since we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


peiguy48 avatar

peiguy48

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

November 2019, Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Wonderful 7 days , great food, service,ship, stateroom - Holland America is great. We were on Deck # 7 close to stairs and elevator - very convenient. Ship was very very quiet at night unlike the last cruise we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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realestateprof

3 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Much to rave about the Nieuw Statendam

We chose the cruise in large part because we wanted to experience the still-new Niew Amsterday just a few months after it had been christened. Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless and user-friendly. Once ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LMM1801

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what I have come to expect on Holland America

I want to start off my saying the cruise wasn't bad. I met a few great people and had a good time. Did I like the new ship, Nieuw Statendam? Not really. I knew when I signed up for the cruise I just might find it ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LushLifeAtl

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, educational, and refined cruising.

We are a 30-40 year old couple celebrating his birthday. I love music and food. He loves computers and movies. This boat (ship) featured cooking classes, Microsoft computer application classes, a live rock band, a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Nieuw Statendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.4
Dining4.54.2
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.53.9
Family4.03.5
Enrichment4.03.3
Value For Money4.53.9
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