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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

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4.8 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: 11018

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed this cruise, our room was clean staff was very helpfull and friendly, we really had the feeling that we are special guests for Holland America line.


5 out of 5
Great, durint the check in process our contact person was extremly kind.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dining rook service was a little bit slow, but the quality of the food was lovely.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We expected more for New Years eve, and for Christmass Eve, but apart of that it was okay.


5 out of 5
Pianist couple was great. They were lovely.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly. After this cruise we participated on another cruise, and compering the two cruise, Holland America line staff was much more friendly. Sometime we had a feeling that the staff is overtired, especially in the restaurant, but they still tried to smie. In the Casino, Elina and Benn was very friendly, helpfull. The Tour guide - independent tour information was very good, great information provided.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Also compering to other cruise lines, our roo was outstanding, and our room attentants was very friendly, infomrative, polite, and our room was very clean all the time. Wayan and Henky was very kind all the time, always smiley, and very polite. On all day they asked if we need anithing else, also about our days, they gave great service. One time their supervisor was also there, He also asked about our overall satisfaction. We really felt special ourself there.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wayan and Henky as I mentioned in the previous point made our days special, so we ere really satisfied.

Ship tip

Our overall satisfaction is we extremly satisfied. By the way, productivity point of you, we feel that to serve drinks by the table durind breakfest, and lunch is not really necessary. We understood the point, you want to provide great service, but this is really a self service restaurant. Compering with other cruise lines, the staff was must better on this ship. We are travelling a lot, this was a first time with Holland America line, but deffinetly not the last. We would be able to enjoy more activities, but we also understanding, that mainly older people are travelling with you, and they dont really need dancing programs :)

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
easy to find, closed to the airport

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
A little bit far from everything

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
lovely destination, we walked around

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Great place, we did not participated on excruision, but we enjoyed the day there.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
We tryed tringray park and glass bottom boat tour, both was lovely, staff is great there.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Great place, we did not participated on excruision, but we enjoyed the day there.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Great place, we did not participated on excruision, but we enjoyed the day there.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great place, we did not participated on excruision, but we enjoyed the day there.


5 out of 5
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