Sail Date: May 2019
We choice this ship, because we wanted to do the Baltic Cruise and see St. Petersburg and Amsterdam was a good place to start and end since I was born in Amsterdam. We have done plenty of cruises, but this one was the worst one ever. ... Read More
We choice this ship, because we wanted to do the Baltic Cruise and see St. Petersburg and Amsterdam was a good place to start and end since I was born in Amsterdam. We have done plenty of cruises, but this one was the worst one ever. The electrical outlet in the bathroom was not dual electricity, so I ruined my Waterfloss Pick. We went up the buffet restaurant sat down and I asked one of the waiters for a glass of water......he said, sorry, I don't look after that and walked away.????? That was the beginning of our agony. It was a 14 day cruise, and I got sick on the 7th day, (apparently bronchitis) finding out from the cruise Dr., and he also advised me he had no medication (not even cough syrup, and they did not sell it in their stores either). Their stores were another petty full experience. As were there "existing shows"... another petty full experience I was amazed we even had to pay for water, that has never happened on approx. 30 cruises we have done, including other HAL ships over the years. The only thing that was good was the band in their main lobby that played there at night., which I only listen to a few nights, since I spend the other 7 days in bed. The ship was very barren. Artificial Trees and Flowers. Some real ones, but not many. What can I say, I know we will never again go on a ship that takes more than 900 participants. They also misinformed people on the web, it say the ship takes 2600 people they did not add in the 600 3rd berths.. To top it all of on the 8th day the ship sent a" HEALTH ADVISORY Respiratory Illness" around to every cabin on the ship. Which it seems at that time around 1000 people including staff were infected with bronchitis. Don't know what else I could tell anyone, I think above tells it all. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
new ship. noisiest doors i've ever experienced. can't rate the rest of the cruise. feel like i'm in the gulf war war with daisy cutters dropping by the minute. INSTALL DOORS THAT CLOSE WITHOUT SHOCKING HALF THE BOAT!!!! ... Read More
new ship. noisiest doors i've ever experienced. can't rate the rest of the cruise. feel like i'm in the gulf war war with daisy cutters dropping by the minute. INSTALL DOORS THAT CLOSE WITHOUT SHOCKING HALF THE BOAT!!!! can't even opine on the rest of the cruise it's probable fine. i've developed a horrible fear of returning to room. i own the best earplugs and the vibrations penetrate them. for a new ship the fare was surprisingly low, you get what you pay for i guess. need to upgrade my cruises i suppose, the guests are surprisingly blue collar and a little rough. one guest exploded and threatened a passenger for touching his stuff by the pool. pretty rough trade. good portion of the guests are here to exploit the unlimited food and the location of the gym is not known to these folks. nuff said Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Took my wife on this ship on the January 13th sailing for her birthday for 18 days. In fairness let me be nice and review the only things that were acceptable. The cabin upgrade was nice. Food was just above average. The service from all ... Read More
Took my wife on this ship on the January 13th sailing for her birthday for 18 days. In fairness let me be nice and review the only things that were acceptable. The cabin upgrade was nice. Food was just above average. The service from all the crew was excellent. Out all of my 29 cruises this was the worst. If this was my first cruise I truly would have never sailed again. The management of this ship could not care less about the happiness of their passengers. There was absolutely nothing to do on board the entire cruise. 1. Entertainment was terrible to non existent. Only Six dancers for all the same performances? 2. No activities on board the ship. No going away party, coming back party, No music at the too small pool. No lectures or games. No regular merchandise sales in the halls. On formal night the guests had to complain the there were no photographers taking photos at the tables. The list goes on and on and on. 3. No beautiful or elegant areas on the ship. The atrium was small and ugly. For 18 days it was like walking on a ghost ship. Only take this ship if you are looking for a glorified ferry ride with tons of food served to you nicely because that's all you will get. Read Less
Nieuw Statendam Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.6
Dining 4.5 4.4
Entertainment 4.5 3.9
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 4.5 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.5
Value For Money 4.5 4.2

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