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Holland America Line Statendam Cruise Review

Statendam challenges the notion that bigger is better and the ship caters to a slightly older, well-traveled crowd.

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Introduction

One of the smaller vessels in Holland America’s fleet of modestly sized cruise ships, Statendam challenges the notion that bigger is better. With restaurant menus promising sophisticated cuisine and elegant art lining the common areas, the ship caters to a slightly older, well-traveled crowd. But there is plenty to keep happy both first-time and younger cruisers, and with itineraries ranging from Alaska to the Panama Canal and South America to the South Pacific, Statendam earns points for sheer variety of destinations. Having entered service in 1993, this is an older ship; a question for us was, as Statendam enters her third decade at sea, can she compete with the flash and panache of newer vessels? We set sail to find out.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Ocean-view cabin
  4. Other Cabins
  5. Cabin Amenities
  6. In-Room Dining
  7. Dining
  8. Drinks
  9. Recreation
  10. Lounges and Public Spaces
  11. Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  12. Sports and Fitness
  13. Retail
  14. Other Activities
  15. Shows and Other Entertainment
  16. Nightlife and Shows
  17. Casino
  18. Pools and Decks
  19. Pools
  20. Decks and Sun Areas
  21. Services and Staff
  22. Deck Plans
  23. Staff and Ship Policies
  24. Health and Safety
  25. Conclusion
  26. Rotterdam Restaurant
  27. Lido Restaurant
  28. Canaletto
  29. Pinnacle Grill
  30. Terrace Grill
  31. Explorations Café
  32. Crow’s Nest
  33. MIX
  34. Ocean Bar
  35. The Showroom at Sea
  36. Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  37. Sports Deck
  38. Lido Pool and Lido Bar
  39. SeaView Pool and SeaView Bar
  40. Outdoor Walkaround
  41. Sky Deck
  42. Club HAL, The Loft and The Oasis
  43. Neptune Lounge
  44. Digital Workshop
  45. Signature Shops
  46. Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center
  47. Hudson Room and Half Moon Room
  48. Photo Gallery
  49. Art Gallery
  50. Atrium and Front Office
  51. Casino
  52. Explorers Lounge
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