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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Azores & Normandy Expedition (Ft. Lauderdale To Amsterdam)

Sail date: April 21, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 4116

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Holland America did not disappoint. Great food, service & entertainment.


5 out of 5
Very smooth as usual.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
One of the key reasons for sailing on Holland America is the food & beverage service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The wine blend, beer tasting, presentations by ship officers & presentations regarding the ports of call.


5 out of 5
The comedians, singers & mentalist were very entertaining. Also the Rolling Stone Rock Room & the B.B. King's Blues Club along the music walk were awesome.

Children's Programs

No children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top shelf. Another reason for sailing Holland America.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of space to hang clothes & an abundance of draws. The glass enclosed shower was a nice touch.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We embarked here & it's a very easy port to drive to.

Praia Da Vitoria, Azores

5 out of 5
A beautiful town which is very easy to walk around.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Had been here before & just took a short walk. Unfortunately, it rained.

Cherbourg, France

5 out of 5
Went on a bus excursion - Normandy Flavors. Stopped at the Capelle Cider House & tasted Calvados.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Took the bus to Blankenberge and sampled several Belgium beers.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Hop On, Hop Off bus.


5 out of 5
We did not disembark. We were on the 21-day cruise.
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