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Great first time experience of the Mediterranean

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Prudenville_Dave
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I love the size of ship, decor, quality of food, cabin comfort, and overall quiet ambience that Holland America offers on their Vista class ships. There are no water parks, roller coasters, zip lines or amusement park rides which suits me just fine. The focus is on a quality learning experience and the ports of call. This was a very port intensive cruise with long shore excursion days and only ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Happy Holidays from Rome - a transatlantic experience

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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Haljo1935
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Nieuw Statendam just came out of dry dock, so this was an opportunity to see what a newish ship was like as well as a transatlantic; the holiday time sailing was an added bonus. The dates allowed us to spend some time in Rome before departure, so we were able to do a land cruise. Returning to FLL helped minimize flight costs. The food was overall very good; Club Orange dining room service ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


A relaxing transatlantic cruise

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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Enjoying the Journey
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I needed to go to the US and found this transatlantic for a good price and the timing that I needed. My first Holland America cruise 6 months prior on the Rotterdam was disappointing, but I gave HA another try. This cruise was much better. The atmosphere was much more relaxed (I'm assuming this stems from management down), and the crew seemed less uptight too. There weren't constant announcements ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


A Huge Disappointment

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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StevenLaChance1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I would recommend you pick a different ship and even a different cruise line completely. It is really that bad. The worse of the worst? The food. The overall food quality and selection is poor. Not what you would expect from HAL. The food is either way overcooked or undercooked. The service is slow and there are way too many mistakes. Seriously it is a cruise where you actually dread meal time. On ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


11 Day Adriatic Dream - Fabulous!!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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Haljo1935
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Selected itinerary for the ports and ability to spend a few days in Rome. Embarkation was the BEST, easiest, fastest we've ever experienced. We were boarded and eating lunch in MDR a full hour before our check in time. For a ship going into dry dock, we did experience any maintenance related issues or ration shortages. There was no visible work being done in the areas where we walked. May have ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Perfect! Great trip on a Great ship!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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Ballistec
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Nieuw Statendam, 11 day Mediterranean, Ionian, and Adriatic Sea cruise, round trip from Rome. What a great trip. Landed in Rome the morning of the cruuse; we booked the HAL transfer from FCO to Civitavecchia (flawless and worth every penny; they are an hour+ apart). Boarded immediately with no line and no waiting; we were on the ship 10 minutes after we got off the bus! Room was ready at 1:00 ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


A Pleasant 11-Day Cruise Through the Adriatic

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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WanderingTheWorld
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

My husband and I are in our 40's. This was our 5th HAL cruise, but it was our first time back with them since the pandemic. Our last HAL cruise was on the Koningsdam in the Caribbean, and we loved it! We were excited to try out her sister ship in European waters. PRE-CRUISE We spent 4 nights at an Airbnb near Termini in Rome. This was our 4th time in the Eternal City, so we skipped the major ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First and last time on Holland

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Pdimacali
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Although we've been to the other cities on the itinerary, we were attracted to this one because it featured two cities that we wanted to visit --- Istanbul and Barcelona. Our experience was a combintation of surprise, disappointment, a little anger, and some light-hearted moments. We have never traveled on HAL before, so we didn't know what to expect. The embarcation point and procedure should ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL Are You Listening?

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We just returned from a 26-day TA from Athens to Fort Lauderdale; actually a 12-day Mediterranean to Barcelona and a 14-day transatlantic crossing to FL. HAL sold it as a single 26-day cruise but the second 14-day leg was much cheaper so many got on in Barcelona for TA. Unfortunately the weather prompted the captain to cancel Cadiz and Portugal. We had also lost 2 ports on the 12day segment but, ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Nice Aging Cruise Line

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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GK2895
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I loved the staff, the service and honestly the maintenance of the ship is overall very good. I would give them 4.5 to 5 stars in most cases. The ship however is old from the perspective of activities and value. Activities are very limited compared to other vessels both in terms of physical offerings such as recreational opportunities but also in terms of creativity. Other ships have mini ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Traveled with disabled person


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