Very Relaxing Caribbean cruise

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

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

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Enjoyed sea days as well as ports. Puerto Rico not so much. Very relaxing no pressur3 cruise. S9me families but not the usual brat kids running around.


5 out of 5
Smooth once we found out how to do it. Parking garage is not connected

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room was great for breakfast. Dinner was not as great as one would expect. Enjoyed the Lido much more then other ships. You are served from stations.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Sun decks were fabulous. Families with children stayed around the main pool. Missed most of the entertainment at night didn’t start until 8:30 Interesting things going on during the day


5 out of 5
Sound system was great. Wherever there was music it was clear. Large auditorium was state of the art.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Not as personal as other ships. There were of course stand outs. Everyone very professional. Even cruise director was not the clown some ships offer

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Excellent condition. Ship did not have that “cruise ship odor” we usually smelled.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was set up well. Closet in entry hall. Bathroom was perfect. Real shower. Was surprised about size of balcony. Perfect.

Ship tip

Be ready to relax and enjoy. Everything top notch. Even passengers were upscale. Not loud and rude.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Very industrial but a lot to watch

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Very clean. Nice pool area to the right as you get off ship. Had private two hour tour. Very nice small town. W3nt to town walking tour and then a beautiful beach at a resort J something

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 out of 5
Not much to do. Enjoyed the architecture and water. Walked around and tried a few bars and dinner.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful water !! Again took a private tour. Went to top for Bannana frozen drinks. Not to miss drive and view. Then went to a small beach starts with a C. Lovely small with restaurant and bar.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Ship had electrical issues. Running on two engines !


5 out of 5
Early off. Long line but moved fast. Was through customs and in car within 20 minutes including shuttle from ship to parking garage

Traveler Photos

Private Beach Ship Cabin
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