Nieuw Statendam Review

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Randywallenhorst
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022

Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Good combination of port stops and days at sea. First night started out rough in the dining room. Table for two basically on top of another table for two. Waited almost 15 minutes before the waiter acknowledged us and finally took a drink order. Waiter delivered wrong apps, wrong meal and the wrong dessert. Food on first night was ehhhh. Stay away form the lasagna....pretty sure my wife had food poisoning. We did not have an assigned dining time so we made a reservation for the next night and insisted it be in a different area. Scored a table in the middle of the dining room where it is much more open. Service was impeccable and food got better. Made reservations for the remainder of the week in same section and was not disappointed. Food got better and we did enjoy our dining room visits. Best meals......the filet mignon and the Falfalle pasta dish were two favorites. Pizza on the ship was not good at all. Lido food was good and liked that most of it was served to you. Pinnacle specialty dining was nice but honestly the steak was not as good as the one we had in the dining room. But it was a much more intimate atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the dining room.

Ship is clean, and well kept. No big atrium like we have had on RC but as the week went on the ship grew on us. Entertainment was ok. Not like it used to be. The Rock band was very good. Comedian was funny the first night but later in the week performed again and had many of the same jokes.

Ports were fantastic. We took a cab to Mambo beach in Curacao and enjoyed the day there. Beautiful water and beach. Busy but it was easy to look past because it was so beautiful. Aruba we went on a ship excursion for a Catamaran sail, snorkel and beach adventure. It was a fun day that ended with some time on Aruba's beautiful beach. Snorkeling was not great but the boat ride, the crew and the scenery were all wonderful. Loved Half Moon Cay. Water and sand were amazing!

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Cabin was great. Tons of storage and our cabin steward was awesome!!!

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