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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Beautiful New Addition To The Fleet

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by Captain Mark

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah

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 slightly more money than a Veranda Cabin. Embarkation was fast and courteous. From the start we knew that the food was the best we ever got on a cruise ship. The crew was friendly and efficient. The entertainment was mostly good with a new theater in the round main showroom and super dancers. The comedian act was unfortunate but that can be fixed. Music everywhere with something for everyone. An Adults Only pool along with a main pool with a glass roof in case it rains. Nice lectures and Country Kitchen events. The usual Shore Excursions and ports of call. We didn't much care for Ocho Rios but no big deal because we're not much for shore excursions. Many dining options but food in the Main Dining Room was so good we didn't go to extra charge offerings. Easy disembark wheeling our own luggage. If you miss the Skeet Shooting or the Baked Alaska waiters marching around the dining room this ship is not going to provide that. Good value and worth going. Passengers tend to be more Seniors. I'm a Seniors and I believe everyone wants to be one.

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Cabin Review

Vista Suite with Verandah
Cabin A 6117

Larger that regular Veranda cabin and comfortable. Good bed and fittings. Nice flowers. Cabin Stewards friendly and efficient. Everything new. Super T.V.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Our favorite departure port for a cruise. Organized and efficient. Close to the Airport.


Walked around the port and did some shopping. Some good shore excursions for those never before here.

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