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Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Statendam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

69

Very Good

45

Average

29

Poor

13

Terrible

6

Cruise type

29 Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Cruise Reviews


PHYLCON avatar

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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RnROhio

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dance Opportunities and Conditions

Because we did not WANT it to be true, we ignored reviews like this prior to our October/November 2019 Cruise on HAL Neiuw Statendam. There are many very good things about this ship and this cruise line, but this ...
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Sail Date October 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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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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Nlmmack

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but not for us

We chose this cruise to finish our two month itinerary of 4 cruise ships, on 4 different cruise lines, from NYC to England, Europe, and the Mediterranean. We did not want jet lag so the final cruise was a crossing ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Olsonmgship

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

August 2019 Baltic Cruise

Pick this cruise based on its Baltic itinerary, which was all that was expected.. Plus * Music offerings both in variety and quality was great * Food was good both in dinning and buffet( had very good ...
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Sail Date August 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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cfgh23

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not Again

We chose this cruise to see the Baltic Region (St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Stockholm, etc.) and the Norwegian fjords - as well as to celebrate a birthday and our wedding anniversary. This was our third ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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BSinPNS

21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Floating Hotel to Norway - Great Ports - Minimal Activities Other Than Music

If your primary interest in cruising is to make short visits to a variety of sites without having to unpack or worry about checking in/out, arrange transport between cities, etc. , then the Nieuw Statendam is the ...
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Sail Date June 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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ghplante

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

DEFINITELY NOT CLOSE TO LUXURY

Having cruise with Holland America on a TransAtlantic cruise Fall 2018, we enjoyed so much the many and various ports-of-call, the food, the politeness of the crew members, the entertainment that we looked to cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bossman2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

You can do better Holland America

The Good: Room Steward did a great job. New ship. Clean and bright. Theatre: Dance group was very good, as well as the magician. America's Test Kitchen. Veteran get together. Nice Shower. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Thorn Hill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

7 plus 7 does NOT equal 14 !!

Profit hungry Head Office advertised this as a 14 day cruise (it's still shown that way in March 2020) as well as a 7 day east/7 day west. As mature, well traveled cruisers, we expected HAL to attract similar ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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


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Tenamarie123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seniors Only!

Being as this was my first ever cruise, I don't have much to compare it to, other than my expectations..... Embarkation: Slow. We had wine in our carry-on's so had to stop at the table to have them "reviewed" ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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smalltowns101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

There's work to do: 3.5 rating

We've generally had good cruising experiences on HAL. Our first cruise with the line was more than 10 years ago on the Eurodam, which we sailed on again more recently after its refurbishment. We've sailed the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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


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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


fish21 avatar

fish21

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nieuw is not better

The design of this new ship reflects troubling trends. Public areas are small. The grand foyer is not very grand, the entertainment venues are limited, the pools are small, and the cabins are small, even in the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CineGraphic

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, great music, so-so service

This was our 12th cruise, but our 1st with HAL. Although we were impressed by several things, we kept wishing that we were sailing with Princess again. First impressions are important, and ours was made at the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ccissell

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Year's Cruise

We have cruised with several cruise lines in the past such as Royal Carribean, Disney, Carnival, and Princess. This is the first time we cruised with HAL. We wanted to celebrate Christmas and New Years with HAL. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jwsfun

16 Reviews Written

138 Helpful Votes

Great Trip, but just a few kinks!

The Good-The Ship is stunningly beautiful, the artwork, the cabins, the WALK IN SHOWER in every cabin! It's a stunner. The Crew is lovely but you could see cracks in their patience (see more in "The Bad"). Sadly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Ohio17 avatar

Ohio17

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Boring Cruise

My grown daughter and I went on this cruise to spend some time together and have fun. Our veranda room was nice and our porter provided excellent service. We dined in the Main Dining Room a couple of times but the ...
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Sail Date December 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


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pepster2

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very boring cruise

Been on 25 cruise this my 9th on Holland America. This is by far the most boring ever on. No main show, buffet and most bars close at 8pm. They have some music shows but after first time enough. No dance DJ music ...
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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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