Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Sail Date: July 07, 2013
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 537
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryOlder / smaller ship with friendly staff. For the price paid the cabins were adequate if you're not picky.
The ammenties were like the ping pong table, basketball court, and tennis courts were all in really bad condition. There were two ping pong tables that were both damaged (net was broken),and there were plenty of paddles, but 95% were damaged. At the basketball court, there were two baskets. One of the backboards was completely deteriorated (destroyed), the other one was half there. They had two basketball balls that were coming apart at the seams...literally.
Food...poor to fair.
Buffets on the Lido deck were nice but the portions served were extremely small and the variety of main courses were limited. The best part of the buffet on the Lido deck was without a doubt the dessets.
The Rotterdam restaraunt was very nice but without a planned seating assignment or reservation host was a bit rude. The menu and food were very good. Their surf & turf (Sirlion & Lobster) was awesome.
There were two other restaraunts onboard which we didn't use since you needed to pay extra to make a reseveration at either one. You would expect this to be included in the price of the cruise...or at least disclosed before you purchase.
The price of the drinks onboard was a bit expensive...no surprise considering since they were charging $2.95 for soft drinks. At least the coffee and tea were free.
The most impressive night was when they did their dessert extravaganza on the Lido deck at 11 pm.
The casino for a cruise ship was small and non-impressive...it would take about five seconds to walk from one side to the other.
They did have plenty of good windows computer classes that were very informative.
Although their internet connectivity was a complete rip-off. Don't waste your time or money on this. Very expensive rates for less than dial up speeds, that would not work half the time.
Cabin staff was very nice and did a great job cleaning.
The port of calls were all very nice just wish were could have spent more time in some and less in others.
The sum our cruise...we had a great time and would definetly do it again, although not on this ship and probably not on HA.