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First ever cruise

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Paul Ervin
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was the first cruise I had ever been on as I had always been resistant to cruising. We picked the ship and itinerary carefully and I liked the idea of travelling on a fairly new ship. As hoped the Nieuw Statendam was a stunning looking ship and the public areas all looked luxurious. The cabin was a little smaller than I expected, but was well layed out and very modern. The shower ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Poor Hygiene Control

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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B A traveller
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was part of a package from a travel agent. No information when we arrived for the first days activities. When we visited the dining rooms or buffet no crew member there to ask people to wash there hands or use the hand cleanser. So 50% of guests did not use the facilities, within days lots of people down with colds & flu. My wife got ill and that ended with a $503 bill to see the doctor. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom


Dance Opportunities and Conditions

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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RnROhio
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Because we did not WANT it to be true, we ignored reviews like this prior to our October/November 2019 Cruise on HAL Neiuw Statendam. There are many very good things about this ship and this cruise line, but this description is ONLY to give a detailed assessment about dance opportunities and conditions on board. We took a cruise on this ship six months ago and ended up a bit dissatisfied with ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


OUTSTANDING

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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gosomewhereanywhere
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We just completed a 43 day (34 day on board) 20 Mediterranean Port , Trans-Atlantic Cruise On board the Nieuw Statendam IMO: 9767106, MMSI : 244140508, Call Sign: PBCO, Flag : (NL) Neatherlands First The Complaints (1)Every one is fully aware that medical, trip cancellation (ETC) can be very expensive. When you have thousands of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


A Grecian Holiday

Review for Koningsdam to Mediterranean

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portsimportant
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This cruise was my second cruise in Europe, my third cruise with Holland America, but my first on the Koningsdam. We stayed one night in Rome before the cruise and one night after, both at the Starhotel Metropole which is less than ten minutes’ walk from Termini station, a location very convenient for transfers to and from the airport as well as the cruise port in Civitavecchia as we did both ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Disappointing

Review for Koningsdam to Mediterranean

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JohnHS
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised many times with Holland America and have had no complaints.This cruise left us disappointed. The cabin and dining room staff, namely Dudi, Eka, Allen, Hanif and Mohamad were excellent, along with Leslie and Ryan in the Crows' Nest. Sam and Damian, pianists in Billboard, super. What was below our usual expectations; No Hand Gel, apart from Boarding and Casino. First time ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Pros & Cons

Review for Koningsdam to Mediterranean

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CruisergirlfromMA
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We picked this cruise because we were on the Koningsdam last year and had a great experience, plus we liked the itinerary. Here are the Pros and Cons...note that we are not drinkers so I cannot comment on anything related to that, Pros: The ship was immaculate... hand washing machines on the Deck 9 dining room Friendly service and prompt in dining room and with cabin stewards. I ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Nice ship, Pretty intense crowd

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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pretty ship with wrap-around teak promenade deck where you can walk for hours. We were in a Neptune suite, so embarkation usually easier for suite guests. Neptune lounge personnel and coffee very good. The food in the Lido and DR on HAL is average at best. We almost always ate in the Lido because the restaurant is a hassle for us (we don't tend to linger over dinner) and the food is no better. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Adriatic Tastes and Venues

Review for Koningsdam to Mediterranean

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camel
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

For a big ship, the Koningsdam offers some hidden gems where you can mingle or get away from crowds. We especially liked the Dutch cafe for a quick lunch and coffee. Embark/debark: everything went smoothly. We caught a Rome Cab from the airport directly to the port. On arriving, we waited in a "lounge," but there were no issues. Cabin 5110: Vista suite -- not as nice as Signature Suites ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Excellent service, professional crew and fellow passengers

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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pieman86
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The service was so good that we provided extra gratuities for select staff including our stateroom attendants and some of the servers in the buffet type dinning area. The entertainment was good overall with a few that were excellent. Ship was very clean, open and comfortable. The pool deck on the stern was a little over crowded at times and the bar staff was not sufficient to handle it, but that ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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