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Nine and a Half
Member Since 2013
1 review
122 forum posts
We were looking forward to this 31-day Inca Empire cruise south of the equator to see 7 new ports and revisit 5. On all of our previous cruises with other lines we would schlep our luggage up to the terminal entrance where a port employee ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
The Indonesian and Philipino crew were excellent as usual as were the rest of the staff. The Statendam was the first Hal ship that we cruised on in 1997, she is showing her age a bit but is still a classy ship. All things considered, we ... Read more
diamond forever
Member Since 2011
1 review
34 forum posts
I had a wonderful time on the cruise. Met many wonderful new friends and heard their fantastic stories. The crew was fantastic. they ALL gave all they could and more. The statendam is an older ship. The first cabin we were in was much to ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
This was our first cruise and probably our last. We went during shoulder season knowing full well that the weather could be iffy. And we don't blame the cruise line for only being able to make it into one port (Skagway, the one we had ... Read more
Transplanted Buckeye
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed September 2013
America advertises on it’s U-Tube video a return to the elegance of 50 years ago. This ship looks like it’s 50 years old. There are numerous maintenance issues and several design flaws. First, the cabins are large. But the ... Read more
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
135 forum posts
When we boarded the Statendam and went to our room, we immediately felt at home. Having sailed with HAL many times and on this size boat, we like the feel of it and have become quite acquainted with the ship's amenities. We like the ... Read more
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
60 forum posts
Background This was our second Alaska cruise and our second cruise on the Statendam. Our first Alaska cruise with Holland America was in 2009 when we cruised one way north to Seward followed by a land tour. This time, we did the same ... Read more
1 review
My wife and I have enjoyed cruising for many years, and have always enjoyed the experience -- until now. While the Holland America Statendam ship itself is viable for those wanting a smaller (1200 passenger) ship, the mis-management made ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed August 2013
This is very simple. This cruise caters to people of a very advanced age range. I went to Alaska on the Holland America Statendam with my girlfriend. We are 30. There were very few events that she and I would even consider going to. The ... Read more
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
Started in Fairbanks on Classic Denali tour. Transfers between hotels went smoothly and we were impressed with HAL's staff and their unflagging cheerfulness, friendliness and helpfulness. The transfer of luggage is very well organised and ... Read more
7 reviews
This cruise was purchased July 18th as a last-minute decision when inside cabins were selling for less than $300. We were assigned cabin 679 at the stern end of Main Deck 5. There are cabins below on Deck 4 and cabins above on Deck 6 so it ... Read more
Famous Five
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed July 2013
First time cruisers and first time to Alaska, so nothing to compare it with but generally a very positive experience. We were reluctant cruisers, seeng it as more of an older persons activity, yet while there are lots of -very friendly - ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Our cruise was booked almost a year in advance by my mother-in-law. We knew the planned date was before my daughter was three, so my mother-in-law asked if they'd be able to take my daughter who turns three one week after our cruise. They ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Ship is 20 years old. Refurbed in 2010 but still a 20 year old plant. Check-in was fastest in 20 cruises. 10 minutes. Inside cabin was adequate and clean. Good water pressure and temp. comfortable bed, good storage, good light. Had ... Read more
Member Since 2011
11 reviews
201 forum posts
I booked this cruise because of the cheap last minute fare and a credit that I had from Holland America because of an awful cruise on the Zuiderdam in December 2012. With that being sais, I wasn't expecting a lot, but I was pleasantly ... Read more
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
42 forum posts
Summary. It's been a week since the cruise and oh my it is so hard to get back into the swing of normal life - this vacation was so relaxing. The weather was not great for two thirds of the days but that was not a problem. It's over a ... Read more
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
I took this cruise with my 18 year old son to celebrate his graduation. He had been begging me for years to take him to Alaska and this was the perfect opportunity to take him. I felt this trip was a bit beyond my 6 year old son, so he ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
My wife and I are seasoned cruisers. This was my 14th cruise, her 12th. We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 25th anniversary, and decided to return to Alaska, accompanied by her sister and her husband, who were celebrating ... Read more
We were looking for a family cruise to Alaska and chose the Statendam for its itinerary but were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. We were a little apprehensive about bringing our 15 month old daughter on a cruise and did not ... Read more
Helpful? Thank mhays
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
566 forum posts
We had cruised Alaska 12 times before this cruise. We had cruised Holland America only once and that was on the Westerdam the week before this cruise. The Westerdam was a bad experience so we were reluctant to get on the Statendam but it ... Read more
Helpful? Thank PEB
Member Since 2013
1 review
When the staff came out on stage in the theater the last day of the cruise, they received a raucous 4-5 minute standing ovation from every single passenger in the packed theater. That says it all. The service is impeccable on the Statendam ... Read more
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
887 forum posts
We hit the jackpot on our 2-week Roundtrip Inside Passage cruise to Alaska from Vancouver to Seward and return. Our raincoats stayed packed and the sunscreen was used as we had a sunny time both ashore and on board the STATENDAM. We are ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
This was our first cruise, apart from a Celebrity New York-Bermuda many years ago, so this is review is the Statendam Seward-to-Vancouver cruise experience as seen by a newbie.We chose Holland America for the itinerary, which included ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
I took my Grandfather on a 14 day cruise to fulfill a promise I made to him to take him north, south, east and west. This cruise was thru the Panama Canal (south). It started out with the best expectations. However, I quickly found that ... Read more
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed May 2013
Having been on the Ooosterdam a few days prior we found this ship a lot different much smaller obviously allowing it to get up the inside passage.The stateroom was bigger than the previous ship but showing signs of wear and in need of ... Read more

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