Lovely new ship

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review

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Reviews: 27
Helpful Votes: 204

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 14, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Relaxing 7 day cruise to new ports for us. Missed half moon cay unfortunately. Brand new ship and for the most part even better than Koningsdam except for the Crows Nest which they have made a mess of. Adult pool needs more supervision. Loved the new entertainment and music venues


5 out of 5
We arrived later than normal and straight on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Great variety onboard with loads of free and few venues. The mdr was very inconsistent. Buffet is very good. Best pizza at sea and excellent burgers. Wine on the drinks package is very limited and service in restaurant for wine is SLOW.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not a lot of activities onboard but with a promenade and walking track and table tennis never bored.


5 out of 5
The theatre is amazing. Loved the new dance shows. Comedian was hilarious. The music venues are sensational, love the new rock venue.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Efficient without being super friendly. Poor reaction to drunk abusive passenger.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Music theme is lovely and ship is brand new

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
As cruise was expensive we had an inside cabin but it was large and modern. Interactive tv. Huge shower.

Ship tip

Don’t miss the music shows

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Lucky we were only ship in town so beach wasn’t too busy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Lovely town and reasonable beach

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Walked to Governors beach almost no one there

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
Slow but fine.
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