This was the second half of a back to back, using the Zuiderdam to get to the Netherlands. This was our 3rd cruise on the NS and she did not disappoint! We had an interior cabin coming over on the Zuiderdam and a Balcony on the NS. Very clean ship, sailing at full capacity. Sometimes it felt a little crowded but not overwhelming. Food was above par and service excellent! From waiters to cabin stewards, everyone was perfect. We had enough port time to enjoy the vistas and mountains that is Norway. The country is exceptionally clean and pristine. Everyone we met was welcoming. We had heard of some dockside protests but did not encounter any. The Nieuw Statendam is a newer ship and is well laid out and designed. What is woefully missing is a LIBRARY! I heard one will be added the next time she is in for refitting. So many cruise lines are omitting or removing the ship library in favor of more bars. Why? Other than the missing library. The ship is excellent.