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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

10 Night Mediterranean Mosaic (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 27, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 6001

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review Summary

Overall great trip but be prepared for a lot of walking which was great in these ports.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Very easy except Rome port has a transit station where busses will take you (and your luggage!) to the pier. There are taxis standing there that have clearance to go thru the checkpoint for 50euro per carload.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants and buffers were excellent. Main dining room disappointing.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center very well equipped with many services available

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Best part of the cruise was the BB King and Rock and Roll music venues.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Waiters, room stewards and most ship personnel were excellent. Many people, including ourselves, had many issues with the guest service desk on board. They were not helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Could have have a better bar area on the top deck that had the best view.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was very well equipped with usb outlets

Ship Tip

Be prepared for a much older crowd

Ports Of Call

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Wonderful city. Excursion was not really needed.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Did an excursion but not really needed

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
Port area very basic with a few shops and restaurants. Took tour of Olympia which was good

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Took tour including Acropolis. The climb up to Pantheon is a must but be prepared for massive crowds up the hill

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Be prepared for a difficult access to the town area. You need to take a cable car or a donkey to get up and down. In the afternoon there was an 1.5hour wait to take the cable car back to the tender pier.

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5
Walked the old city area and had amazing pizza at Starita’s

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Took the ships transfer for $69 per person to the airport and it was worth the ease
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