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Statendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)
Sail Date: January 14, 2015
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 158
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This ship was very old and had very little to offer.  Very little variety in the casino machines and allowed smoking everywhere in the casino.  First room we were in was very hot.  Next room vibrated so bad we had a hard time sleeping.  You could not sit in the theater seats without sliding forward.   

On the plus side, the crew was very good and the food and entertainment was good. The crew did everything they could to try to make us happy. This ship was being sold and a new ship will take it's place. This ship gave us a very bad taste for cruising Holland America. We will not cruise on Holland America again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great. Took too long in the main dining.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Very little to do if you didn't use the pool.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Only complaint was everything was geared to 80 and older croud.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff did everything they could to try to make us happy. (Jody Becker) was great.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Very old and not in good working order. Plumbing, A/C in poor condition

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
First room(807) was very hot. @nd room(158) vibrated so bad we had hard time sleeping.

Ship Tip

Lido food was very good. Only complaint, it was not open enough.

3 out of 5
Wish we had gone a day or two early so we could have seen more of the town.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Didn't realize how fast the ships were raised and lowered
5 out of 5
Didn't realize what a large and moderen town Cartagena was.
3 out of 5
Only went to the airport.
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