Statendam Cruise Review to South America

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5 out of 5

Great cruise.

Sail Date: March 15, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Statendam is an older ship, but she is in great shape. The staff was one of the best I have sailed with. I can not comment on the dining room as we spent all our time in the lido. 

We had cabin 410 on the lower promenade deck. The only bad thing was this is the walking deck. During the day you can not see into the cabin. However, at night with the lights on you can. So make sure you close your drapes.

The highlight of the cruise was Chris Bartlett, solo guitarist in the mix bar. What a talent. Tried not to miss a minute he played.

Ship Quality
The ship is in fantastic shape.
Food and Dining
To be fair we did not dine in the dining room, but the lido. The lido was good food for the buffet.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was spacious. Only complaint is our cabin was on the lower promenade. At night you can see into the room with the lights close the drapes.
Service and Staff
All the staff we dealt with were the best.
Chris Bartlett solo guitarist was fantastic.
Destinations and Excursions
We enjoyed all of the South America ports.
San Diego, California
Nice embarkation port
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo is ok, seeing lands end is cool.
Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico
You have to book an excursion here as nothing is near the port. However, there is a nice pool and a small restaurant if you do not want to leave the port.
Fuerte Amador, Panama
This is a tender port. We took the hop,on hop off bus. It stopped all thought the city and out to the Panama Canal locks.


The ship is small so it is easy to navigate. Most everything you will be looking for is on the promenade deck ( deck 8). The mix and piano bar and the explores lounge for a coffe or tea. The navigation deck pool is not as crowded as the main pool.

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