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Nieuw Statendam Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
162 reviews

Very boring cruise

Review for Nieuw Statendam to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Family Oceanview Stateroom

Been on 25 cruise this my 9th on Holland America. This is by far the most boring ever on. No main show, buffet and most bars close at 8pm. They have some music shows but after first time enough. No dance DJ music at night. Really not much at all to do in evenings or really during the day. No band by the pool, most of fellow cruisers playing cards, checkers during day. Relaxing but not a lot of fun. Thank goodness the kids didnt come on this cruise. Service is great and food good but as for activities and excitement it's a dud. Will be sticking to Celebrity or Princess in future. Always liked Holland America and I guess if we were 75 would be fine but prefer shows and activities. If you have teens as kids take them on other line. As bored as we were teens would go crazy with nothing to do

Cabin Review

Family Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin was very nice and quite

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Went to the all inclusive that was 45 minute in open bus. It was great. Food good, drinks good and the back great. The staff was wonderful

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