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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

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

Sail date: March 24, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1041

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the ship with new and modern features. Would do this cruise again in a heartbeat, just would choose different cabin location.


3 out of 5
Ok, definitely a bit more chaotic than other cruise line check-in experiences.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Of our 20+ cruises we've taken, we thought this one had the best food. Loved the "buffet" on Lido Deck (really not so much of a buffet anymore as everything is behind glass and the staff serves you). Very sanitary, appealing presentation and tremendous variety. Dining room dinner was delicious every night.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We're not so much into activities, but we enjoyed the adult pool.


4 out of 5
The show Humanity was excellent!

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent in every department.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful new ship! Loved the atrium over the main pool that was open on sunny days but could be closed when raining. Theater is amazing with 360 degree LCD screens. Loved the pizzeria, gelato place, Explorations cafe on Deck 12 and Dutch Cafe on Deck 3. Great coffee drinks and nice places to sit and relax.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Very small room, but well laid out. Fantastic REAL shower with glass doors in bathroom. My complaint was more the location of the room rather than the room itself. We were right under the Hard Rock show location and it kept us from sleeping at night.

Ship tip

Check the cabin location on map of the ship before booking. Avoid 1st floor under Hard Rock show area.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
It's ok. Not much to do other than Blue Hole and waterfalls.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
We like Grand Cayman but there were 4 ships in port the day we were there so it was crazy crowded and environment was roudy.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Went to Paradise Beach for the day. Very nice beach/facilities.


3 out of 5
Not as organized as other cruise ships. Took a long time to get off the boat even tho we signed up for the last group to disembark.

Traveler Photos

Pool Pool atrium Atrium
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