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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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My wife and I, along with three other couples, took HA's STATENDAM for a January and February escape from the cold and ... Read more
Very satisfied Bobcat Pete
1/15
On this cruise, the captain first came on the loudspeaker and his every mention of the Statendam was “the elegant ... Read more
A nice surprise Rusty Scupper
1/15
Our expectations were low for the soon-to-be sold, frequently disrespected Statendam, but this was a very pleasant ... Read more
We recently completed a 15 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Statendam. We travelled with another couple and our ... Read more
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going ... Read more

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11/14
The Statendam has only 2 more cruises before it is heading to its new owners who hopefully will re-do the entire ship, ... Read more
This was our 8th cruise with Holland America & among the best so far. It was a great mix of beaches (Half Moon Cay ... Read more
11/14
The reason I am writing this review is due to the negative reviews I have read previously about this ship which I did ... Read more
My husband, parents and I arrived the day of sailing. We took a taxi from FLL to the ship. Nice and easy. Embarkation ... Read more
Big complaints Stadtzuercherin
10/14
This cruise was a big disappointment in almost every department.  Also because the ship is old, it was dirty not ... Read more

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10/14
Unfortunately we didn't read previous reviews until after we booked so we had no clue about potential plumbing ... Read more
10/14
We cruised from Port Everglades to the Panama Canal from October 17-27th. My first word of advice is if you are driving ... Read more
First Time Cruiser formerhusker71
10/14
As usually independent travelers who develop our own itinerary, make lodging reservations, locate by choice and chance ... Read more
10/14
Is the Westerdam the best "Dam" ship in Holland America's fleet? Read on for a very detailed log / review of the 15 ... Read more
Retirement Cruise Canmorecruise
9/14
This was on my husband's bucket list. We had done Alaska with Holland America on the Westerdam 2 years ago and the ... Read more

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My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.This is a ... Read more
This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I ... Read more
this was our 4th cruise with HAL our first on the Westerdam, staying at the recommended hotel the evening before we ... Read more
We have cruised on several Holland, Princess, and Carnival ships. From our experience, Holland just doesn't deliver on ... Read more
4/14
This was my 65th birthday present. I sailed with my partner who is 58. First impressions - fellow passengers had a much ... Read more

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This was my 8th cruise, 3rd with HAL and 2nd time on the Zuiderdam. I found the Zuiderdam was clean, and in good ... Read more
3/14
We embarked Statendam following a five night land tour to Michu Picchu organised by Reader Offers Ltd. Initial ... Read more
This was a rather unusual cruise for my wife and me. For one thing, this was our first cruise as four star members. We ... Read more
Great cruise judygriff
3/14
We were a little concerned after reading some of the reviews, but we didn't have any complaints. The ship was very ... Read more
In the spirit of fairness, I need to drop a few lines concerning HAL and the Veendam. The reviews for the last 6 ... Read more

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