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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Beautiful Norwegian scenery BUT poor onboard experience

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by 25nov59

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

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 onboard Nieuw Statendam (prior, I cruised with Zuiderdam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Koningsdam). This is the worst programming/events I encountered. The quality of the World Stage performance was below par (apart from renowned pianist Zhang and One-Step light & dance performance). There were 2 nights without performance.

I was disappointed that the ship didn't engaged any local Nowergian performer throughout the 14 nights. t)

Sea day has 1 track event rather than 2, on most ship. As such, sea-day was boring and subdued. I would like more enrichment programs on sea day. Like painting appreciation, pottery making, knitting, play a simple norwegian musical instrument

Lido Market food quality and quantity were excellent BUT lack variety. Serving the same food 14 days in a row.


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