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Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Statendam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

6

Average

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

31

Senior Cruises

26

Entertainment Cruises

23

Romantic Cruises

16

Repositioning Cruises

14

26 Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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PHYLCON

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

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We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we ...
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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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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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gosomewhereanywhere

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OUTSTANDING

We just completed a 43 day (34 day on board) 20 Mediterranean Port , Trans-Atlantic Cruise On board the Nieuw Statendam IMO: 9767106, MMSI : 244140508, Call Sign: PBCO, Flag : (NL) Neatherlands ...
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Sail Date October 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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Lovecruisestoo

9 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise on a beautiful new ship

We are quite loyal to HAL (4-Star Mariners) and wanted to go on their newest ship. We also liked this particular itinerary. Our back aft suite was wonderful. I gave dining five stars ... but we only eat in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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leochen24551

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Loved the Volendam, really liked the Nieuw Statendam

This is HA newest and largest cruise ship and we wanted to try it after having done the Volendam in December 2018. Happy that we did. Embarkation and disembarkation both went smoothly. We arrived in FLL the day ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Canuck Ripley

18 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

An Honest Review

We chose this cruise because it worked out as a back to back cruise after we got off the Regal Princess at the same port. Also, we were on the Koningsdam (sister ship) last year and we liked the ports it was going ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Milton5619

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful new ship, lovely destinations

We normally sail with Royal Caribbean but this cruise opportunity came up at a thousand dollars less expensive for a similar itinerary so we gave HA a try. We were not disappointed. Nieuw Statendam is a brand new ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Captain Mark

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful New Addition To The Fleet

We love the Caribbean destinations and have had good experiences with HAL. The ship is beautiful with art and flowers everywhere. It sails smoothly and with great comfort. Our Vista Suite was a great choice and only ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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luckylinde

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship --Wonderful Cruise

Beautiful Ship with and wonderful and friendly crew. State of the art precision electronic theater with great entertainment. A stately beauty everywhere you look with fresh flower arrangements and beautiful ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Paulinda

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

We like the smaller ships

We chose the NS because it was the inaugural year of it's launch and we always sailed on the smaller ships. A larger ship would be a new experience for us. The ship was beautiful however the promenade deck is a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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villagegal

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not your typical HAL ship!

We have sailed on 9 HAL cruises over the last 5 years for a total of 103 days. This new ship was very disappointing for us. *The ship seems crowded all the time and there are lines for everything, food, ice ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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bandit 1047

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

WOW, what a ship

From the Lido buffet to the world stage, this ship is magnificent! The Lido has several stations each serving a different fair. The carving station even served suckling pig twice! The pastries are some of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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pauladolla

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful New Ship

Wanted a getaway and this cruise was very reasonable for a new ship. We were certainly impressed with the ship. It was beautiful and configured a little different from the other Holland ships, seemed much more ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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fourstar

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

New Ship, New Experience!

This ship has only been in operation for six weeks but runs like a well tuned machine. We were advised to come at a later time based on the deck we were on and as a result we walked right on to the ship...no ...
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Sail Date January 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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BGleen

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Who knew how fantastic this would be?

Holland America used to be known as the cruise line where seniors would eat at 530 pm and be tucked away by nine. So not so anymore. My wife and I, veterans of more than thirty cruises took our first HAL cruise to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jevans9772

7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Two Weeks July Cruising Norway

Retired active senior couple desires to leave sunny, humid Florida Summer for two weeks. Have sailed several times on Holland America. This ship and its sister ship Nieu Kolingdon (which we sailed on last December) ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cyzanzubi

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Singles use caution when booking a cabin!

This new ship is gorgeous! The staff is uniformly marvelous. The choices on the Lido were more than adequate. My problem with the ship had to do with my cabin #1006. I decided to save money by getting a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tamcfamily

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful boat

We loved the music venues at night! We loved the ship! It was beautiful, our balcony room was amazing on the 11th floor. The showers with glass doors are revolutionary..mostly we loved the lido market! We NEVER ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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25nov59

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Norwegian scenery BUT poor onboard experience

I joined this HAL-branded cruise for 2 reasons. Firstly, to sightsee and enjoy the Norwegian Fjords and its culture. I am happy to achieve what I wish for and rated it a 9 out of 10. Secondly, the HAL experience ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dayaway

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Our New Favorite Ship!

This was our 14th cruise overall on various cruise lines. It was our 4th Holland America cruise and by far our favorite ship. 1. Stateroom was perfectly sized for the two of us and the large screen TV with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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TheWhiteWizard

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Are Norwegian beancounters designing HA ships now?

Chose the new ship based on previous excellent experience with HA on Veendam. Sevice and food (a particularly big concern as wife has extreme allergies) always met or exceeded expectations. Staff throughout couldn't ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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