Extremely outstanding cruise

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

22 Night Iberian Adventure & Mediterranean Mosaic (Amsterdam To Rome)

Sail date: September 15, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8120

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise. Best ship we have ever been on. Extremely smooth ride. Everything was first class.


5 out of 5
Smooth as silk

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining rooms were excellent - Tisna and Yasa were the best waiters (table 83) Pinnacle Dinning room was awful - bad meal, bad service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
First leg of the trip (Amsterdam to Rome) was great. Billboard with Ian and Damien was outstanding!!! Runaround Kids were excellent. Second leg of the trip (Rome to Rome) not so much except for the magician. BB king band was excellent both legs.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
This was by far the very best staff (waiters-Tisna & Yasa; room stewards-Yudi & Adit; hostess-Zin Mar; cruise director-Hamish) all around that we have ever experienced. Hats off to Holland America. Also, Brett was great and invaluable to our port touring.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The best for cleanliness and layout. However, the main stage lower seating area should have two additional isles added so you don't have to walk all the way around to enter a row of seats.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beds were great, shower size and glass was great. Verandah chairs were great. TV was great. Room size was nice. Very Clean including balcony and balcony glass.

Ship tip

Don't miss the opportunity to sail this ship.

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
needed more time in Kinsale.

Vigo, Spain

3 out of 5

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Great to have an overnight stay. Took the train to Seville first day, great city. Walked Cadiz the second day, excellent. Glad we had time to do both.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
beautiful port of call. Ease of access.

Cartagena, Spain

4 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
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