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4.7

Excellent new HAL ship by barbsawyer

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We loved the ship and the services. We would not hesitate to take this ship again, and might even see where it is going and prefer it over others.

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4.0

HAL’s Nieuw Statendam is a... by pamelabluejay

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HAL’s Nieuw Statendam is a beautiful, spacious ship. The service is excellent, along with the food. The staff do their outmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable. My only negative is how Holland America can justify allowing smoking in their casino, exposing their staff and guests to a carcinogenic second-hand smoke. Of course, it’s all about the earnings of the Casino. It’s now 2019, get with present, HAL. Only 18% of Americans smoke, so we follow the lowest denominator? Our cabin was on the 8th floor, below the smoking area on the stern deck. I could smell the smoke in my room and had to use my puffer to breathe better. Please be a leader in this industry and go smoke-free, HAL!

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3.9

relaxing cruise by ronrogers

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relaxing cruise..with small ports not much to see unless you want beaches

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5.0

Took my first cruise ever... by Arget13

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Took my first cruise ever on this ship and had a wonderful time. HAL is a class act and I am now an avid cruiser! The staff was friendly and went above and beyond to make it a great experience. I stayed on deck 11 in room 11011. It was cozy but not cramped and elegantly decorated. I highly recommend this ship and cruise line.

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2.0

Our first sailing with HAL,... by cinegraphic

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Our first sailing with HAL, and we were really disappointed in the beverage service. Cocktail ingredients varied with each round. When ordering classic Caribbean cocktails, several bartenders said, “I don’t know how to make that”. When they all have computers and iPads, this should never happen. Service at the Pinnacle Grill was so bad on the first night, we cancelled our reservations for the rest of the week. Cabin was nicely appointed, especially the bathroom. Great shower. Casino is small.

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5.0

This ship was beautiful! If... by jenni2b

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This ship was beautiful! If you are looking to relax, nieuw statendam is the way to go! As mentioned in other reviews of this ship, their really is tons of activities throughout the day yet that definitely doesn’t mean this ship isn’t worth it. The staff was super friendly and always ready to assist. Entertainment was top notch. Food was amazing. And the ship was always clean. Honestly the best trip we’ve been on!

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4.8

Fantastic cruise by mikekaren2

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Had a wonderful time we will definitely sail again with HollandAmericaLine the ratio of crew to guests means you always get great service.

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4.6

Beautiful SHip, Amazing Staff and Food by dayton13

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Best food on a ship yet. Entertainment for the shows needs to be better. Ship was in spotless condition. Staff is amazingly helpful and always happy to help. Go on this ship it does not have a lot of kids on it and it was very enjoyable. Only thing I would say is the ship closed at midnight - nothing open it becomes very quiet.

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5.0

Fabulous ship, classy and stylish.... by RoynKaren

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Fabulous ship, classy and stylish. The only negatives for me was the slow drinks service in the evenings - not enough staff in the bars. Had to wait over 20 mins for a drink most nights. Also, there is no table service in the Dutch coffee shop and more often than not we had to clear our own table to sit down. Other than that it was the best ship we have sailed on.

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5.0

This cruise was the best... by FerretLoverAlex

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This cruise was the best one I’ve been on. I love it so much. The activities were lacked a bit. The friends I made just made it the vacation I’ve always wanted. Knowing they won’t be their for my next cruise is so sad. Beautiful ship and awesome entertainment!! Holland America is the best!! 🛳🛳🥰

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5.0

Wonderful great by marshelle

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I had a wonderful time it’s a very beautiful ship wonderful staff. Great shows lots of things to do I never got board. I just couldn’t sit always had to be looking around can’t wat to see y’all next Christmas.

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4.9

I love the new ship. by bobbie2229

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We loved exploring this new ship. This was the first time that we had sailed Holland. We had a problem with our drink package and didn’t get it resolved till the last night.

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4.0

There is not a lot... by angela9in

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There is not a lot of options for entertainment during the day, but the pools are beautiful, clean, and relaxing. At night, the ship comes alive with great music, friendly service, and fun for adults. The ship is higher class than Carnival but the other cruisers really loosen up at night, and the ship is a blast. I was not impressed with their food. We did the Lido buffet, room service, and the dining room. The only memorable food was the salad and salad dressing. There was limited selection on meats, vegetables, and desert. The bar drinks are great, the drink package is a great deal, and the mini bar in the room came in handy. The internet package was expensive, complicated, and slow. Sometimes it would work and other times it would not work. Customer service was helpful but it did take a couple of times to get issues addressed. It should not take multiple times to get an issue fixed for the amount of money we paid for this cruise. I would recommend Holland to my friends but warn them that the day time is not exciting and does not offer many entertainment options.

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4.0

This was our first time... by sunbrnt

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This was our first time of HA and the ship was on her second voyage. The atmosphere was excellent and the room was immaculate. Never met a steward until the 3rd day on board, and only saw him once after that. The bars were slow to serve and it appeared some were either confused or frustrated with what they were trying to do. We kept contributing it to it being a new ship. We bought the drink package thinking we would use it but honestly it turned into a waste. We would have a few drinks a day but with nothing really going on, it turned into more relaxing than anything, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Being our first time on HA, we were unprepared in the fact that there is very little to do onboard. Activities are few and far between, with only one show and one comedian during our trip. I guess I’m just used to multiple things entertainment wise at night, and this was lacking. The food was pretty amazing! We enjoyed the main dining room and the buffet set up. Very modernized. Beautiful ship to walk around and look st all the art, but very few things to do to keep busy.

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4.8

Bahamas cruise by thunderfox

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Had a good time. Can’t wait to try again. Hopefully next time we will have better weather. So disappointed that we couldn’t go to Half moon cay.

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4.5

A Memorable Crossing on a Unique Nieuw Dam Ship by Jaime33305

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HAL is really in the process of reinventing itself. The focus is on a wide variety of musical entertainments in multiple venues, various very excellent food options, top notch smiling service, and high quality modern art in its public areas. It is the new and exciting experience to expect. If you have your heart set on dance classes, talent shows, flaming baked Alaska parades, or crew performances you will be disappointed. The Nieuw Statendam is a beautiful vessel. The dance concerts in the World Stage are breathtakingly beautiful. I look forward to see how they can top them and find even more creative and exciting ways to use the wonderful technology of the 270 degree LED backdrop!!!

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4.4

Lucky with great weather by christineispink

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a few hiccups early on the ship but overall turned out to be a great cruise. We loved the well thought out cabins and bathrooms. The public spaces had gorgeous and interesting art. It was a lovely itinerary to enjoy the beautiful and awesome nature of Norway.

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4.3

Wonderful Experience by Bucky63

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One of ther best cruises we have taken as far as the ports were concerned. Ship was new and clean. Food in dining room could have been better. Drinks were very expensive. Entertainment was below cruise liner standards. Would go again but maybe not on Holland America.

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4.4

A Sun That Never Sets by luv2crooz

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Norway was a beautiful and unique place to explore. There is so much beauty, history, and architecture to enjoy. What better way to discover the country than with HAL. Holland America always offers a pleasurable experience and is attentive to detail. We enjoyed our cruise. We were a bit disappointed with HAL starting to show class distinction aboard its ships. The Orange Club restaurant was only available to suite owners which we found to be appalling and there were perks provided for future cruises that weren't available to anyone else. For this reason, we chose not to book another sail with HAL at this time.

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4.9

Wonderful, beautiful trip to Norway. by mcirish

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This was one of the best cruises we have ever done and we have done quite a few. If you ever get a chance to do the midnight sun in Norway it is well worth it.

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