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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Poor Hygiene Control

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by B A traveller

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom

This was part of a package from a travel agent. No information when we arrived for the first days activities. When we visited the dining rooms or buffet no crew member there to ask people to wash there hands or use the hand cleanser. So 50% of guests did not use the facilities, within days lots of people down with colds & flu. My wife got ill and that ended with a $503 bill to see the doctor.

The ship was new but there were areas were stains on the furniture already. Our cabin was a good size and comfortable. The dining was O K they keep pushing for you to visit the speciality restaurant's. That's at a cost of about $30 p p. which is outrageous when you have paid a good price to get on the ship. The ships staff are good we did have a good waiter & cabin steward.

The entertainment was very disappointing no big shows or enrichment activities.

They are cutting back on all activities like welcome cocktail parties. I never saw the Captain on this 10 cruise.

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Cabin Review

Large Oceanview Stateroom

Bath to small to use. Otherwise good.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Cartagena (Spain)

Hard to find an intenet cafe. Not far from the port to walk.


Good for duty free. Used the Libery for internet.


You should not have to pay for transpotation into the towns. The ship or town should provide it for free. I was mugged here years ago so its not my place to visit.

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Ship did not visit due to high winds and sea swells.


No free transport to the city so did not go ashore. But I do know the area from ovther visits.

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