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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 26, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11008

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very happy with our ship the Nieuw Statendam and the crew. Shore excursions unforgettable. Can hardly wait for our next adventure

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Flawless. No wait

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was exceptional in main dining as well as the buffets. Did not visit specialty restaurants

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the laid back mature fellow cruisers. Plenty of pool time. Not crowded at all.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Dance shows were very good. Some of the comedians were good.

Children's Programs

Very few children on board

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was friendly and courteous in all areas. Especially our room stewards.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean. Shower in room was fantastic.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Baha & Adit did a wonderful job. Everytime we left our cabin, by the time we returned the bed was made and room tidied up. Often 3 times a day! Exceptional!

Ship tip

Purchase transfers for embankment and disembarkment. Use luggage forwarding service at end of cruise.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Taxi or shuttle needed to leave port. Walking out of the question

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Wonderful spot . Very nice beach. Take the ship tender to shore. Plenty of free beach chairs at waters edge. Excursion not necessary to use.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Excursion to Bajari Beach Escape. Nice spot. Large water toys. Quaint would go again.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We did the Damajagua Falls. I am 64 + My wife is 57. Not for the weak. Quite a trek up the mountain. We had a blast I would do it again. Wife not so much. VERY IMPORTANT. Wear a good tennis shoe. Water shoes are no good walking up the mountain or through the rocky streams. Our calves were sore for a couple days after. All being said it's a lifetime memory if you dare! ;>)

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
We rented bicycles and toured Key West in a group. Very informative tour guide @ "Key Lime Bike Tours"

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very casual.
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