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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Tropical Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 24, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Excellent ship! Newer. Modern. Great staff. New ports for us to visit!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and organized. Minimal wait

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food. Better than many lines we have sailed in past. Lido deck food was very fresh and great selection. The staff served food which kept thing clean and sanitary.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pools were much smaller than km used to but fewer kids on board.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved all of the shows. The live bands were awesome.

Children's Programs

My kids are teenagers and don’t participate in anything.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was excellent. The first evening he knew everyone on the hall by first name! Never had that on any cruise. Dining room service was excellent. Very attentive to any extra requests we had. The only area we saw a difference in service was on the lido deck. Drink service was slow.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Modern and felt very clean. Bathroom was wonderful.

Ship tip

Large groups in the pinnacle grill need reservations first day. They fill up fast and can not make changes if you need to add additional members to your party. Only restaurant we were disappointed in because of this.

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Clean. Sand was like powder sugar!! Never experienced on any other private island. Get there early if you want shade. Not many spots with shade.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Took informational tram ride. Loved the donkeys.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Took an informational bus tour. 2-3 hrs. It was OK. Guide was not very engaging. Should have taken something more interactive.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
To pour several times. Never visited Hemingway’s house. Loved it!!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easiest and fastest independent walk off ever.
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