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Statendam Cruise Review by mad101: Fantastic Panama Canal Cruise 2011/2012

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Member Since 2010
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 5.0
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Fantastic Panama Canal Cruise 2011/2012

Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: San Diego

This is just going to be a short tale, but we travelled with our teen age daughter on the Christmas cruise and we all had such a fantastic incredible relaxing time. The only bad thing was the end of the cruise we had to get off and say goodbye to the wonderful new people we met which included fellow passengers and staff and crew.

I had read a few negative reviews about this ship and was slightly hesitant, but trust me it is a grand old ship and it is a credit to the Captain, Officers, Staff and Crew that keep her in tip top shape.

Only thing I would say that if you are travelling with children the families seem to go on this ship at holiday seasons and the other times it is a much more older demographic age group. I am in my mid forties and I would be considered the youngest. But don't be to worried the HAL have a fantastic set up for children and all travelling passengers.

Ports we visited : Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco,Guatemala, Nicaragua,Costa Rica and More Cartagena. Some we loved and some were not to my liking but that is a personal choice each person has their own opinion.

I just want to say a special thank you to the people who looked after us at the Concierge desk, the spa and salon and we mainly ate the Pinnacle and then the people at the crows nest. Also to our wonderful room attendants. Also the cruise director was very entertaining.

We are now looking at a European Cruise with Holland.

It was a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Less

Published 02/14/12

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Cabin review: Statendam

Fantastic location right across from Neptune Lounge. Spacious room even when sofa bed out as we were a family of three. Substantial wardrobes and drawers for clothing and storage of suitcases etc, I know as I don't travel light eg a bag for shoes etc. Huge balcony table chairs and two deck chairs with privacy. No noise level from decks above or from rooms. Would highly recommend this room for location and convenience, especially for that coffee in the morning. It was also nice to have that extra space of a dressing room with seating and mirror and another hand basin.

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