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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Southern & Eastern Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6101

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Another great Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line. I've never been disappointed.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was very efficient. The line moved quickly and was able to get on the ship immediately after check-in.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and beverage quality was excellent in both the main dining room and Lido buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I thoroughly enjoyed the "Behind the Scenes" ship tour.


3 out of 5
Stage shows and entertainers were ok but not great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service provided by all personnel was professional and attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless and well maintained ship in all areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For an inside cabin it was quite spacious and well appointed. Very comfortable bed and quiet.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Did Everglades Airboat tour.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Due to wind conditions we did not call at this port due to safety concerns with the tendering process.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Did a "Natural Highlights of Aruba" tour. Great tour guide. Learned a lot about the island as well as seeing some very scenic places. Butterfly farm, lighthouse, natural bridge, rock formation.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Did a sightseeing tour that included the cave, Curacao liquor distillery and Curacao museum.


5 out of 5
Very efficient.
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