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Nieuw Statendam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Nieuw Statendam to Norwegian Fjords
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jude8
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Neptune Suite with Verandah

Nieuw Statendam Review, Land of the Midnight Sun, Departure on 7/7/19

For a little bit of background, we are mid-40’s cruisers that have sailed on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity & Disney with almost 20 cruises under our belt. This was our first Holland America experience and we chose this cruise due to the itinerary to the Artic Circle.

We left a few days early so we could have time to enjoy a little bit of Amsterdam before the cruise on Sunday. We arrived into Amsterdam early afternoon and took a cab to our hotel, the Kimpton Dewitt as we did not want to transport our luggage by public transportation. We stayed at this location due to free points, but I highly recommend it as it was a short walk to all of the major sites in the city. A colleague recommended that we take the hop on/hop off on tour. I do not recommend this as it was a big waste of time and the tour highlights were not that great. We did download the Rick Steves audio tour on my Iphone, and we did two of his free walking tours and learned a lot from this and highly recommend this way to tour the city. On the Saturday before the cruise, we took the Old Holland Tour that provides public transportation by bus for 20 euros pp and it took you to Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam. We had a great time and they also have a walking tour that we used walking around the windmills. 

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Neptune Suite with Verandah

Cabin SB

Amazing aft corner with two balconies. We had great views. There was some noise from the deck above but it did not bother us but could be concern for light sleepers. The cabin was huge and we loved the in room high tea and the large shower in the bathroom with 2 sinks.

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