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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

21 Night Passage To America / Eastern Caribbean Collectors Voyage (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 27, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5136

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Would not do a transatlantic again with Holland America.


3 out of 5
Way too delayed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Finest cuisine of any cruise line at all venues.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The biggest negative of Holland America. Boring shows. Repetitive music sets (gets VERY boring with NINE sea days on a 14-night cruise). The gym is fine (no or limited classes). ACTIVITIVES NONE!


2 out of 5
Assistant Cruise Director is the DJ. ... Know NOTHING about being a DJ. Stage shows pathetic. Magicians, Jugglers, Comedians. ... Really HAL?

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The absolute best staff and crew of ANY cruise line (58 cruises under my belt. I can judge.)

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is GORGEOUS. The ship size PERFECT. Spotlessly clean. Huge amount of cabin storage spaces.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
EVERYTHING about this cabin is PERFECT.

Ship tip

Pass it by if you are an active, fun-seeking adult.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

1 out of 5
Zero town.

Cartagena, Spain

3 out of 5
Very nice. Take an excursion to MURCIA.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Love this port!

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Cadiz 2 / Seville 5 stars

Ponta Delgada, Azores

1 out of 5
So, so bad. UGLY. The cobblestone streets are painted BLACK. Very depressing port of call.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Great location.


5 out of 5
Perfect. Smooth and quick.
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