Good, but Staid. No Eye Candy!

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 03, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8150

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Staid, elderly cruisers, good food & service, not much eye candy!


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants used almost exclusively.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pools, jogging/walking track


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Excellent room stewards and many dining servers

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
New, clean, tasteful, but no real wow factors.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Narrow dressing area often restricted by open closet doors. Non-interfering Rolling or sliding doors would have been better appreciated.

Ship tip

Don’t expect “eye candy”!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Been there often.

Grand Turk Island

2 out of 5
Port area had little interest for cruisers.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Lively, historic city. Experienced one wonderful dinner restaurant. Roberto Clemente’s legacy areas should have been mentioned, even if not promoted.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Great for jewelry shopping!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Worthwhile, we’ll maintained and managed beach day!


2 out of 5
We selected the latest disembarkation time, but we were told our choice of (& extra $$ payment for) the “Luggage Direct” Service we were told by Customer Service meant we must disembark very early!
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