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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.

DO NOT TAKE THIS SHIP

Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by ariescrown

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Signature Suite with Verandah
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.
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Cabin Review

Signature Suite with Verandah
Cabin SS 8145
Large and comfortable
Schubert Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins