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The Good: Room Steward did a great job. New ship. Clean and bright. Theatre: Dance group was very good, as well as the magician. America's Test Kitchen. Veteran get together. Nice Shower. The Average: New musical theme. Music piped in everywhere. Not a quiet public place on the ship as they don't have a dedicated library. If you like noise=great. No chairs on the promenade. The promenade is narrower, so it's walkable but no sitting area. Food: Nice presentation, but more of an Asian bent. If you're expecting a big steak or lobster you will be disappointed. Needs improving: Embarkation: SLOOOOOW. The excuse was the computers were slow. I booked a suite and there was no priority as promised. Disembarkation: The WORST. Ship arrival was late. People all standing around the single exit point. People cutting in line in front of the expedited group. Cruise director did nothing about it. CHAOS. Wine prices. Come on, 17 dollars a glass for Chateau St Michelle Cabernet? Daily Activities: Not a lot of organized activities. Comedian: How long can we make jokes about farts before it gets old. Private Island: 2 ships in at the same time. Crowded. Overall: I enjoyed the cruise, but it both started and ended on a sour note.

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Nieuw Statendam Cruise Review by Bossman2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
The Good:

Room Steward did a great job.

New ship. Clean and bright.

Theatre: Dance group was very good, as well as the magician.

America's Test Kitchen.

Veteran get together.

Nice Shower.

The Average:

New musical theme. Music piped in everywhere. Not a quiet public place on the ship as they don't have a dedicated library. If you like noise=great.

No chairs on the promenade. The promenade is narrower, so it's walkable but no sitting area.

Food: Nice presentation, but more of an Asian bent. If you're expecting a big steak or lobster you will be disappointed.

Needs improving:

Embarkation: SLOOOOOW. The excuse was the computers were slow. I booked a suite and there was no priority as promised.

Disembarkation: The WORST. Ship arrival was late. People all standing around the single exit point. People cutting in line in front of the expedited group. Cruise director did nothing about it. CHAOS.

Wine prices. Come on, 17 dollars a glass for Chateau St Michelle Cabernet?

Daily Activities: Not a lot of organized activities.

Comedian: How long can we make jokes about farts before it gets old.

Private Island: 2 ships in at the same time. Crowded.

Overall: I enjoyed the cruise, but it both started and ended on a sour note.
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