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Nieuw Statendam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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162 reviews

Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

Review for Nieuw Statendam to the Eastern Caribbean
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PHYLCON
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin:
The Niewu Statendam
Lido Deck Pool

We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we decided that we needed a break from the behemoths of the seas Oasis class ships. Although the Oasis class is fine to experience a time or two , it is not for us. You almost need a GPS to navigate the ships and we are NOT rock wall climbers, surf riders or zip liners. If we want a theme park experience, we will go directly to Disney World.

We have cruised over 30 times that included all the popular lines, such as Carnival, Norwegian, RCCL, Celebrity & HAL, so I'm in a position to evaluate reasonably objectively.

The food & service was definitely a cut above at the main dining room & buffet. We did not eat at the extra cost, (specialty) dining rooms but reports suggest they are also very good.

Cabin Review

Cabin was clean , adequate size for 2 adults with adequate storage. Our Cabin Steward was outstanding & we tipped him extra.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Amber Cove was so convenient & enjoyable, we didn't feel the need to take an excursion.

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