Western Caribbean HAL Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 4112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great food and service. Brand new ship. Looking forward to next cruise!!


5 out of 5
We were told to arrive at 1pm but we arrived at 11:45am. Small lineup and we were on-board by 12:10pm.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was very good, even the buffet but our best food was at the Pinnacle Grill and MDR.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
BB King stage was great as was the Rolling Stone Rock room.


4 out of 5
Same as previous comment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Vista Suite linger than standard balcony room and I think a bit wider. Lots of storage, bed was medium firm and pillow options was great.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Went to the Occidental Cozumel resort. Resort for a Day. Our second time there. Even better this time. On the way back we stopped at 3 Amigos for some drinks and apples before returning to the ship. Great duty free shopping!

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
We booked the Allura Catamaran cruise to Stingray City which was to leave at 11:15am. We got off the ship early, I was worried as to how long the tender would take. But they were quick so we were on the island by 9:45am. To the left is a holding area where other cruise lines had their tents and excursion reps. HAL did not have one, their reps were right were we got off the tender. As we waited we walked to the shopping center where I didn’t buy anything. But by 11am we were told the Stingray part was cancelled due to rough seas so we got on a taxi van and spent a few hours in 7 Mike beach. Calico Jacks.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Poured rain the whole time. We booked the Jewell Runaway Bay, through Resort for a Day. There were 8 of us from the ship and another family from another cruise. We sat at the bar and entertained ourselves as well, the staff were amazing and helped us make the most of the lousy weather. Jerk Chicken on the beach and lots of drinks. Island is so poor. Falmouth outside of the pier is not safe. Sad but true, lots of desperate people who need help.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
This was our 3rd time there. New Lobster Shack. Buffet food was exactly the same as 4 years ago. Although it was a bit cloudy, glad we rented the clamshells.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick

Traveler Photos

Calico Jacks Good size balcony Pouring rain but we had a great time!
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