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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Nieuw Statendam

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6061

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

I would definitely cruise on Holland America again and recommend it to others searching for a relaxing cruise.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent. We ate at the following specialty restaurants: The Pinnacle Grill, Canalleto, and Tamarind. They were all excellent but we were pleasantly surprised by Tamarind. It exceeded our expectations. There was a nice variety of food selections at the buffet and the food was very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The fitness room was nicely equipped.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Personally, I do not care too much for the stage.the shows were adequate. I’ve seen better on other cruise lines.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin stewards were great. The bartenders in the Crow’s Nest were nice, friendly and funny. The rest of the ship personnel ranged from respectful to extremely nice and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship’s exterior and interior were well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a Veranda cabin with balcony. Nice size, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Lots of closet space and hangers and included a couple of bath robes. AC worked well.

Ship tip

Try the Tamarind specialty restaurant.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
They need more shops at the port. No excursion taken.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
Adequate shopping. No excursion taken.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
I love Key West. Interesting place to visit. Plenty of stores, restaurants, bars to visit. There was an art fair taking place during our visit.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
We selected to disembark with the last group. Never have gone through customs as fast as we did.
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