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Statendam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Panama Canal Experience on HAL's Statendam

Review for Statendam to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2012
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

As extremely well-traveled passengers we found the 2/17/12 sailing of Holland America's Statendam to be impressive. We have been to all 50 U.S. States and 100 Countries, so it is getting harder and harder to impress us. The Captain runs a "tight" ship and was extremely personable, forthcoming with what was going on and a delight to listen to with his daily "updates".

Most impressive was Lance, our Port Lecturer, who was the most knowledgeable and comprehensive of any cruise we have enjoyed being on. Lance's preview of the Panama Canal transit was most helpful and educational.

Our Cabin Steward was very responsive and remembered our requests after mentioning them at the beginning of the cruise.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Main Deck Outside Cabin (no Balcony) - toward back. Not too noisy.

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Our cruise did not have the bad experience at Puerto Vallarta that another cruise did (concerning robbery of cruise passengers). Very helpful "locals".

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