Very poor on-board entertainment and activities.

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4103

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I wouldn't recommend this ship unless you want to nap all day at sea or avoid getting run over by a Hover-round. We cruise 2-3 times per year for 35 years, we've been on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian , Princess and now Holland America and I must say the entertainment and on-board activities were the worst we've ever experienced.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
Terrible entertainment. The band in BB King room was good but all others were terrible especially the stage shows.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Marija, Sales associate and Ernie , whiskey tastings went above and beyond in serving our needs. Great people!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship and the cleanest we have been on.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was 4187, it was very nice and had plenty of space.

Ship tip

If you are under 80 years of age don't go. There is nothing to do on the ship but foolishness. One of the activities was towel folding

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful island and beach

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Ok, not a pretty island though.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Poor and run down island

Key West, Florida Did not visit port

High winds kept us from porting


4 out of 5
It was average
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