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Statendam
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murphys

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising; Overrated and Overcrowded

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The Shore Excursions manager was hopeless, especially at Guam, where no shuttles had been organised, so people spent up to $70 for taxis to downtown (we did our own thing, near the ship, finding a beautiful hidden ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Trail Dawg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Below Average, In My Opinion

We went on a two-week cruise to Alaska, aboard the Ms Statendam. We had sailed with several other cruise lines before, but this was our first time with Holland America. In comparison, Holland America was below ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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boilerstoker

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New Franchise Possibility for Golden Corral

We are long-time members of the Princess family but have always heard wonderful things about Holland America. We found a 14-day Alaskan cruise, round-trip Seattle that visited some ports we've wanted to see so we ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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StartrainDD

32 Reviews Written

128 Helpful Votes

Four Out of Five Stars, Third to Final Cruise of the Statendam; Long and Detailed

This review won't likely help future cruisers of the Statendam, as HAL is transferring the ship to P&O Australia. But it may help future cruisers on HAL's 14 night Alaskan voyage - which we really enjoyed! This ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Singinman

5 Reviews Written

50th Wedding Anniversary Cruise

Cruise Review 14 day Round Trip from Seattle Holland America Line MS Statendam 27 July to 10 August 2015 Introduction: In picking a cruise, itinerary is paramount. A good cruise line and ship are a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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flyguy

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Should Have Listened to Others

The crew was mostly exceptional other than I ordered two omelets (one for wife and one for myself) and cook prepared mine and then went to another passenger seemingly forgetting the wife's omelet. By the time i had ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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ImmaWriter

1 Review Written

Wonderful trip; eager to take another in two years.

Although there were a few glitches in this trip, (smoke in an elevator right after embarkment and an oil sheen on the water that prevented us from cruising Glacier National Park) all in all, the staff and the care ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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SunLakesBob

2 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary

Holland America is the only cruise line that offers this 14 day experience. It visits small ports such as Homer, Kodiak and Icy Strait Point. These three ports offer what the real Alaska is like. There are no chain ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Happy1211

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonder of Alaska

The Statendam is incredibly well maintained and the crew is constantly working on it. While it has been 5 years since its last dry dock update, you would never know by walking around the ship. The crew is skilled, ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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humingbird

7 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

14-day Alaskan Statendam Cruise Jun15 - 29, 2015

I am an avid reader of Cruise Critic, and although we have taken ten cruises, I learn something new almost every time I log onto this site. Even though with ten Holland America cruises, I rarely give an opinion as ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Traveler.to.everywhere

2 Reviews Written

Not a Fan of Holland America

Holland America Cruise Lines goes to wonderful places. However you might not want to travel with them. There are virtually NO activities aboard the ship except for their “lectures” which are mostly just stuff ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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lakeside42

2 Reviews Written

First trip to Alaska won't be our last!

Recently returned from a 14 night Alaska cruise on the Statendam, roundtrip from Seattle, June 1-15 2015. Joining my husband and myself were my parents, none of us having been to Alaska before. My husband ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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sharbin1

2 Reviews Written

Still a Great Lady!

We were on the Statendam in June for a 14 day Alaskan cruise and not only was it a great itinerary but we loved the Statendam. It is true that she is getting a bit worn in places but that doesn't take away from the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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EndlessTraveler

1 Review Written

Like Coming Back Home

We took the Statendam to Alaska in 2003, on our very first cruise which was to Alaska. This time it was a two week cruise with new ports and three new ports. The weather was great for us, being from Arizona, in the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Lottie Linda

1 Review Written

Not For Me

I had finished chemotherapy and wanted to celebrate life by taking a cruise. We took a train to Seattle, and right outside were taxis waiting, whoosh within minutes were at the pier and became part of the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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xLibLabLady

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elegant Statendam Delivers Great Cruise, Mother Nature Delivers Great Weather

DH and I are in our low 70s and enjoyed the fact that we could still be very active on this ship. We drove 2 hours to the pier, and parked. There were sedate things to do, and more active things to do. This was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Harbor1492

22 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Hawaii, Kiribati, French Polynesia

Route: 29 day voyage: San Diego > Hawaii (3 islands) > Kiribati (1 island) > French Polynesia (6 islands) > San Diego 1. General Comments: We are regular cruisers and this was our 7th different HAL ship. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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samcevoy

6 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Holland America Cruise We Will Never Forget

We had cruised 51 times before and in almost every part of the world. These previous cruises ranged from 7 to 14 or 15 days in length. Because of the travel time to and from the ship, we grew to prefer cruises that ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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giraffegirl

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

What's Not to Like about the Statendam

I was a little apprehensive before boarding the Statendam for her cruise to Hawaii and the South Pacific this February. After boarding all my concerns went away. My husband and I are 4-star Mariners, so had very ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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SailingJoe

1 Review Written

The elegant Statendam is still the best!

My wife and I, along with three other couples, took HA's STATENDAM for a January and February escape from the cold and snow of Virginia to the warmth of Carribean, Central American and Pacific skies. We booked our ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Bobcat Pete

1 Review Written

Very satisfied

On this cruise, the captain first came on the loudspeaker and his every mention of the Statendam was “the elegant Statendam,” which we thought was amusing. We’re in our 60s and most of the 1,211 passengers ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Rusty Scupper

1 Review Written

A nice surprise

Our expectations were low for the soon-to-be sold, frequently disrespected Statendam, but this was a very pleasant 15-day sailing through the Panama Canal. We’ve been on a cruise hiatus for six years, seven since ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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spicton

2 Reviews Written

Great cruise experience

We recently completed a 15 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Statendam. We travelled with another couple and our experience was very positive. We had a Verandah Suite and found it very spacious. The bathroom ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Loreto

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sailing to Lima and Back: Incan Empires Cruise

Because my husband and I live in Southern California the 31 day Incan Empires cruise round trip from San Diego appealed to us. This was our 20th cruise with Holland America and first on the Statendam. We drove to ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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ztardypat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

San Diego to Lima, Peru and Back (Statendam)

We found the cruise director and 31 days of entertainment to be excellent. Our ocean view room was very comfortable. However we were on the promenade deck and had to keep our drapes closed. Our cabin steward and ...
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Sail Date November 2014


Statendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family2.03.5
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.9
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