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Nieuw Statendam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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219 reviews

Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2020
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed partial view balcony and it was ok. Next time I will prefer a full view balcony but the price was right. There is a lot of storage space everything was well appointed. I found that the toilet in the bathroom was set in a awkward manner since it's on an angle. The shower though was large and loved the glass door. We then met our stewarts that were going out of their way to help us. We then headed to the Ocean Bar for a glass of champagne. We had the elite beverage package and found that for us it was worth its price. Jose the bartender at the Ocean Bar is fantastic. All of the cocktails were made with attention and were very good. Then off to the adult pool and the pool bar and there we started our voyage. There was a very good vibe there also.

Then off the Main Dining Room. All of our servers were excellent all through the week. The food at the Main Dining Room was very very good all the time. We did go to the Specialty restaurants Canalletto and found that it was not worth the extra money spent. I also have the same opinion with Tamarin but it was better. On our voyage the seas were rough but the captain travelled behind the Bahamas and could not stop at Half Moon Key. Captain O'Driscoll is Excellent very prudent and was out on the pier in Grand Turk to salute all the guess. The Music scene is great. BB King Blues Band was excellent, Billboard on Board, Rolling Stone Rock were awesome, I was impressed. We also had good times in the Crows Nest with EXP and the vision was beautiful. We did take an excursion of the ship and it was very nice. (Puerto Plata and Cabarete Beach).

The Dutch Café was my morning RDV, Andre and Kessidy were always very nice and enjoyable to start the morning. Sunshines!

Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

We had guaranteed Balcony Stateroom with partial ocean view! I think the decor is conservative with older carpeting colors but well appointed.

Port Reviews

Grand Turk

We took a taxi that took us to Governor's Beach. Very Good and Secure.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

We had a ship excursion Puerto Plata and Cabarete Beach. Very Nice.

Key West

Very secure bus tour around Key West. Beautiful downtown to take a nice walk.

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