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Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Statendam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

7

Average

6

Poor

2

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

31

Senior Cruises

26

Entertainment Cruises

23

Romantic Cruises

16

Repositioning Cruises

14

31 Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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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

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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


andy6221 avatar

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


sovereignsea avatar

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


Vemnox avatar

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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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


kaptk avatar

kaptk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing - cabin size, ubiquitous PEANUTS, smoking in casino.

We chose this cruise as a ticket home, in a more interesting way than a plane ride, after sailing around the Mediterranean on a Norwegian ship (Spirit). The NS is ostensibly a beautiful ship with a musical theme. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jlturk

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poor Customer Service inviting us to cruise with other cruise lines.

We chose this cruise for the Norwegian Fjord itinerary. We chose the cruise line and ship due to the fact that the ship was essentially brand new (launched December '18) and we were interested in the culinary arts ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Obilix

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Northern Cruise

This was a trip to a bucket list area of the world, and the Nieuw Statendam did not disappoint. The staff were courteous, friendly and obliging (thank you Iman and Izee and others in the main dining room, and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cabbagerice

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Norway Adventure

My 19 yr old daughter and I were late additions to a large group of family and friends on a cruise from Amsterdam to the Norwegian fjords. This was our first cruise on HAL and our first in this part of the world. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Rabdare

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excepțional service! Beautiful ship!

This was our first cruise ever and we didn’t quite know what to expect. We chose it because we wanted to reach beyond the Arctic Circle and into the Midnight Sun, and had a limited time availability. We stayed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


mtown27 avatar

mtown27

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruise with two adult sons on 7-Day Norse Legends

Just a qualifier to start ... this is my first cruise, so I write this review lacking other benchmarks. I'm essentially rating and evaluating this cruise relative to other vacation experiences and the expectations ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Riverranger1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise

We booked this ship because it was brand new and we wanted to see the Eastern Caribbean islands. Our research revealed that HAL had a great reputation. The following is our own personal opinion after a 1 week cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Jessandme avatar

Jessandme

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship was beautiful but not my cup of tea

This was my first time on Holland America and it will be my last. Not because of anything the cruise line did but because of the caliber of cruiser on board. If you are a senior citizen, you will love this cruise, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


simplysql avatar

simplysql

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not Terrible, but Not Great

We booked this cruise because the price was awesome and the ship was new - in hindsight, a brand new ship with crazy-low prices should have set off warning flags. First the good - the ship was NEW! We had an ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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harryw

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Expatriates From Oceania Find Joy in First HAL Cruise!

We have been loyal Oceania passengers for many years. We looked for a winter Caribbean cruise to our liking. We preferred a maximum of 10 nights, because after that the novelty starts to wear off. And we don't like ...
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Sail Date January 2019


bcgolfer avatar

bcgolfer

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mixed Feelings...DISAPPOINTED in Holland America

I am HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED in what I describe as a lack of concern in the area of customer care! I would like to review the excursions: Half Moon Cay: We had a blast. This was definitely one of our favorite ...
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Sail Date March 2019


medicine man avatar

medicine man

1 Review Written

Elegant ship

The ship is very elegant, with beautiful artwork throughout. The crew was very friendly, seemed happy, and we’re always willing to help. The cabins were relatively roomy with lots of drawers for storage. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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viwami

7 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

“Nieuw Cozydam” the Icon of premium and quality (Nieuw Statendam vs. Edge)

We are a couple in mid 40’s with 2 teen girls, our 10th and 11th cruise. Previously sailed with: Costa, MSC, Holland America, Carnival, Princess, Celebrity. Have already explored about 90% of Caribbean islands, so ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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damonw3093

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

One Week Western Caribbean

This was our first time with Holland America and it didn't disappoint. Been on most of the other cruise lines and they all have their pros and cons but we really enjoyed the Nieuw Statendam. Getting on board ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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rbruinooge

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

"Dutchness" maintained on Nieuw Statendam

We did the first 7 days of the first 14 day Caribbean cruise ever on the Nieuw Statendam. She is without doubt the most beautiful ship on the high seas (at least amongst the main-line carriers). Overall we had a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


cfgh23 avatar

cfgh23

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great experience - look forward to next one

We enjoyed a 14 day Caribbean cruise (it turned out to be 2, 7-day back to backs) from Ft. Lauderdale for the Christmas and New Years holidays. Overall, an excellent experience. This was our 13th cruise since we ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ItaliaCruiser75

7 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

HAL Greatly Improved

HAL has greatly raised their level of cruising with the NIEUW STATENDAM. My family of four sailed on this new ship for a four day Bahamas cruise on 12-19. Our cabin was one of the Vista Suites on deck 6, not ...
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Sail Date December 2018


jelly201 avatar

jelly201

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great food, walk in shower. great high tech stage

I've been on quite a few cruise line ships. This ship sets the bar .. !st the big stage theater is a technical surprise..amazing.. have to see and experience it. I lack the words. Next the cafeteria food court ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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