It was my first cruise with Holland America Line and I would highly recommend them

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Nieuw Statendam

14 Night Tropical Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 05, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1133

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I did research prior to going on this cruise, I'm so greatful CruiseOnly recommended Holland America and this new ship. Excellent choice and it left me with a great first impression. Recommended to others and a group of us will be booking in March a Cruise in September. Thank you for such a great experience!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very clean, variety, great service and food was excellent

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spent a majority of my time at the pool it was perfect


5 out of 5
Great entertainment, enjoyed rock band and BB King. Also enjoyed the stage shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service. I would like to highlight Madi and Farid for their attention to detail. Polite and always helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is only a year old, it was extremely clean and beautiful. Loved the Indoor Pool at night, great place to hang out to watch a movie or enjoy pizza in the late evening.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was the perfect room for us. We loved our room, it was spacious, clean and perfect size for us.

Ship tip

Disclose any addition costs when booking dinner. This should be made clear.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
There is no port, you taken by boat to the private island. Worked out well, short ride.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
This was my favorite port and place combined. Beautiful beach and perfect spot.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Wasnt too impressed, it was fine.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Port was fine, no beach. It wasnt what I expected.


5 out of 5
Excellent. So well organized.
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