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Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam Cruise Reviews

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Poor Customer Service inviting us to cruise with other cruise lines.
"We chose this cruise for the Norwegian Fjord itinerary. We chose the cruise line and ship due to the fact that the ship was essentially brand new (launched December '18) and we were interested in the culinary arts..."Read More
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jlturk

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - All

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GoodTimeCruiser2005

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed partial view balcony and it was ok. Next time I will prefer a full view balcony but the price was right. There is a lot of storage space everything was well appointed. I found that the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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PHYLCON

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we decided that we needed a break from the behemoths of the seas Oasis class ships. Although the Oasis class is fine to experience a time or two , it is not for us. You almost need a GPS ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Are Norwegian beancounters designing HA ships now?

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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TheWhiteWizard

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Chose the new ship based on previous excellent experience with HA on Veendam. Sevice and food (a particularly big concern as wife has extreme allergies) always met or exceeded expectations. Staff throughout couldn't have been better. The ship itself, though, was a major disappointment. It appeared as though everything was primed, but no finish color was added... anywhere. Just a relentless barrage ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah

Traveled with disabled person


2 out of 3 Food above average, shiip/service above average, entertainment poor

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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RVA_PAUL

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The FOOD: Dinning room above average variety and tase. Lido Buffet, way above average as each station has an active attendant that will prepare to order and/or place food on your plate. Passengers do not need to use tongs and get what they want instead simply ask and the attendant will place on a plate and give it to you. This resulted in food being fresh and at correct tempture and not ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


All in All great cruise

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Tigers8932

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this cruise because I took my mother and she loves Holland America and I needed a real relaxing vacation not a huge party on the ocean with 5000 of my closest friends. The demographic is mostly retired older people. It was nice and relaxing. There were a few things you could do during the day other than lay by the pool such as trivia, bingo, bridge, lectures or go up to the Explorers ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Great cruise on a beautiful new ship

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - All

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krisfarrarkf

6-10 Cruises

I booked this cruise later than I usually do, about three months out, so I didn't get any "freebies" but the price wasn't to bad for a new ship. The New Statendam is the largest, newest ship I've ever travelled on and there were lots of pros and a few cons. First of all, the ship is absolutely gorgeous, the service and food were outstanding. My cabin stewards were some of the friendliest and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


You cannot find a better cruise line with better service

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - All

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2LoveBikes

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation was smooth, uncrowded and uneventful. Escorted to 4 & 5 Star Mariner Lounge and boarded promptly at 11:30am. Carried all of our luggage as carry-ons and we were unpacked by 1205pm. For lunch we went to the MDR and were seated at a table for 2. Everyone (ships staff) along the way greeted us with "welcome on board" , "hope you have a nice cruise" with sincere smiles of welcome. Thus is ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Suite with Verandah


HAL with Kids

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - All

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Tapi

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

HAL WITH KIDS FOR DUMMIES - Our cruise aboard the Niew Statendam We are a family of 4, including 2 young children, and we just returned from a cruise aboard the Niew Statendam. It is because Holland America may not be the first cruise line that families with young children would consider for a cruise vacation the main reason why I wish to share our experience. When I was researching this ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Can you say BORING !!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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cruiseboo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because the price seemed a bargain and we were interested in trying another cruise line. Before sailing we had read reviews, a lot of them mentioning that Holland America has dropped the ball when it comes to providing interesting day and evening activities. The writers mentioned that they had boring times on board. We decided that we would try the cruise line and go with ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Very boring cruise

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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pepster2

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Been on 25 cruise this my 9th on Holland America. This is by far the most boring ever on. No main show, buffet and most bars close at 8pm. They have some music shows but after first time enough. No dance DJ music at night. Really not much at all to do in evenings or really during the day. No band by the pool, most of fellow cruisers playing cards, checkers during day. Relaxing but not a lot of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


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