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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1013

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

had some missteps with booking agent. wonder why we received no choices of packages, no suggestions for excursions, etc. Perhaps our travel companion who asked for two cabins next to each other discouraged the agent, but not having full explanations of the cabin locations or onboard packages really was disappointing. We also were not sure who exactly our agent was. Aside from booking snafus, the cruise overall was very enjoyable and ship was gorgeous and comfortable, the staff friendly and ready to serve.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
we had no idea if there were food/beverage packages--we were never offered anything like this and were disappointed. We are new to cruising, didn't understand what to do.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
enjoyed 2 shows, lounge music was wonderful, want to do rock walls someday.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
comedian and dancers were excellent, musicians, pianists were just wonderful.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
generally very good. didn't get 'towel pets' on the bed--:(

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVED! The bathroom unexpectedly gorgeous and the shower just wonderful.

Ship tip

we did not understand that Deck 1 meant lowest deck. We thought we were on the highest.

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
could not go ashore due to moderate chop--need a better plan than using lifeboats for tenders. Very disappointing.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
nothing to see except shops. duty free shops were not bargains at all.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
well orchestrated--easy.
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