Nice, Average Cruise: Statendam Cruise Review by lukeaa
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Nice, Average Cruise
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
On to Cabo. Great port. We should have stayed here overnight. If Holland America wants return passengers, they need to cut out the old ports that have gone to pot and spend overnight at the clean, new ports. I get the feeling that the people that schedule the port calls, have not been on the ships in More a couple of years. It would have been nice if we would have done about 12 knots up to San Diego, so the dolphins and whales could be seen. The SHORT port stays and the full speed ahead between ports was detrimental to the whole trip.
The staff were fantastic. Very good crew all the way around. Loved the entertainment; top class. Clean ship. Good food.
I have to express my admiration for the Captain. When the helicopter came out of Nassau to pick up the sick passenger, he had all of the ship's emergency staff in full emergency gear in case the helicopter crashed on the fore deck. Shit happens when you least expect it! The crew was highly trained in fire control and full emergency control. Having worked on a passenger ship for five years, I really liked seeing the training that was evident in the crew.
I would definitely sail with this captain and crew again. Less
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