Nice but there are issues.

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Eastern & Western Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2018

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8023

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Nice relaxing cruise. If you have not cruised before, be prepared for people to loose there manners when they get on board if they had any to begin with.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was better than on other cruises. On the Lido deck, the food was actually hot. One of the cooks in the morning, Mary, made great omelets.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and helpful, except one young lady at the front desk. She was rude, arrogant and condescending. She should be retrained or moved to a position where she does not deal with people.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It is a nice ship, but does not have a personality like other HAL ships, like the Eurodam.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Standard cabin nothing special about it.

Ship tip

Check you room bill very carefully, there were at least 4 mistakes on ours and it took days to get corrected properly.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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