8 days Vikings Saga (Norway)

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Viking Sagas (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Would I recommend HAL as a first-time cruiser? Yes, certainly! Perhaps there are cheaper cruise lines for the same voyages that provide this same good service, but I do not have that experience yet and I will investigate in the coming period. As said, this was our first cruise and certainly not the last!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Verry good! Quick checkin and oanboard in 25 minutes after arriving at terminal

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was of a good quantity. We did not eat any paid restaurant like the Pinnacle Grill, we had the plans to do this but the food in the MDR was very good and Lido was for us extraordinarily good food for a buffet restaurant! Breakfast we did both in the Lido and MDR, if you want to start the day with not a lot noise and people around you go early to the MDR. I think a lot of food from the MDR and Lido are the same, especially in the morning. The only difference is that in the MDR they bring you the food!

New York Deli & Pizza

5 out of 5

Excellent pizza's!

Lido Market

5 out of 5

Sometimes very crowded but didn't have to wait longer than 2 or 3 minutes at a food station.

Dive In at the Terrace Grill

4 out of 5

Great burgers and fries!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Good pools, jacuzi and fitness

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Nice music in the Billboard on Board and BB King. Nice shows in the World Statge (Adam Heppenstal and Iris Kroes)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service at all departments.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice new ship. Cleaning cabin twice a day.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a Veranda room on deck 7. The room was small but big enough for a week for 2 persons and maybe for 2 adults and one minor. Not for 4 adults. The room is on the Shubert deck portside aft. It was a good choice in our case. We had no inconvenience from other guests or from the entertainment on board. The room has a good shower .

Ship tip

Studie the deckplan beforehand so you have an idea about the ship. ITS BIG!

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Since I come from the Netherlands i bin here many times before

Flaam, Norway

5 out of 5
Nice small town, not a lot to do other then excursions for tourists. We did a hike to the Brekkenfossen waterfall and a hike arround Fläm.

Cruise Sognefjord

5 out of 5
In Fläm we went out of bet early 05:30AM to go to the bow they opened for the scenic cruising in the Sognefjord and the last part to Fläm in the Aurlandsfjord. It’s was very nice to stand here and watch the beautiful Norwegian nature!

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Nice old town, did a nice walking route.

Kristiansand, Norway

5 out of 5
Due the rain (a lot of rain) we didn't do a lot in Kristiansand. Walked to the Dom Church and did some shopping.

Cruise Oslofjord

5 out of 5
Beautiful!

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5
Big town where we visit the harbor the Fort and the Royal Palace.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Quick a well organized.
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