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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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WOW, what a ship

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by bandit 1047

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

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 best I ever ate, equal to the bakeries of Europe. You can get any accouterments, sauce, spice, jam or topping, even ones you did not know existed.

The crew is great and accommodating. One day I picked a desert and thought it would be better with whipped cream however the ice cream guy just ran out. The chef standing nearby told me to wait 5 minutes and he went and whipped some up special just for me!!!!!!

Breakfast is amazing as well with any type of egg dish, crapes, pancakes, waffles, Sausage, bacon, carved ham, oatmeal and Congee with a dozen add-ins if desired.

The free ice cream, cones or cups had toppings galore and it was always available. The French Fries out by the pool at the "Dive-In" are AMAZING!!!!!!

The dining room had a great variety of fish and meals to suit anyone's taste buds! I had a NY Strip stake that was grilled to perfection and melted in your mouth!

This is a cruise line for the 55 and older so don't complain if there is no hot & cold running women sunbathing by the pool. The "Hot tubs" could have been a bit hotter. At least one should be since some of us get tired of "Luke warm" bath water.

Over all a GREAT cruise and I look forward to doing it again soon!


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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VA 6086

Great cabin with couch and desk and more room to store items than we needed. The shower was large and the mirrors with LED lighting were wonderful. The 55 inch flat screen was also nice since they had plenty of free movies available.

My only complaint was the Jackass next door that kept slamming the balcony door at all hours of the day and night!


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Better if it had not rained.

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