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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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4.3 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Northern Isles (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 04, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7022

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a relaxing cruise with a few bumpy days and nights. The Captain kept us out of a gale and we missed one port. The food was great and the entertainment was fair. We had a great time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best food we have had so far on a cruise.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The entertainment was not up to the high quality expected.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The most friendly and accommodating staff we have ever experienced.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Interesting design theme. The world stage was not well planned for the audience views of the activities on stage. The new light show was amazing, but not fully used. Time will allow this to improve. The dining room was great. The seating was comfortable and not crowded. The one thing that needs work badly is the service staff storage areas. Heavy items are stored in the bottom cabinets on the Lido Deck and other areas forcing the staff to bend and lift incorrectly potentially adding to the injury or the backs of the staff.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The wall hangings above the bed we're OK, but could have bumped heads. The shower did not drain well. There was sufficient storage in the room. The beds were hard.

Ship tip

Enjoy the food. Don't over eat. Have a great time.

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Fun place to visit. Great food and tours.

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

3 out of 5
We stayed at Tynemouth and enjoyed the walk in the village.

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

4 out of 5
Good port for the fittest of tourists. Hilly, but fascinating.

Reykjavik, Iceland

5 out of 5
We went on a bus tour around the triangle. It was fun, but long.

Alesund, Norway

4 out of 5
We took a fun bus tour to the park and back.

Bergen, Norway

4 out of 5
Great boat tour to the end of the fjord and twin waterfalls. It was informative and relaxing.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We selected to wait and eat breakfast. We then waited a short time to be called. It was orderly and unhurried.
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