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The first in a series of four sister ships, the Statendam inaugurated in 1993. It served as the basis for Holland America's partnership with Italian Fincantieri shipyard, which has built all eight new HAL ships since 1993 with four additional vessels on order.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Clive Ireland

    72 4 round trip San Diego-Hawaii

    Embarkation day (every cruiser’s least favorite time) in San Diego was well-handled by friendly, competent staff. If you have internet access, save time by filling out all the more

    24 users found this review helpful.
  • Ted Freeman

    40 5 Alaska

    This was our second cruise with HAL – our first was in 1999, also to Alaska, on the Volendam. We were a little concerned that our fabulous memories from that cruise may have “made more

    38 users found this review helpful.
  • Mary Judith Wilson

    66 3 Alaska

    My husband and I were very please with our cruise. Although we were somewhat disappointed in the Misty Fjords shore excursion, this was probably due more to the time of year than any more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Buddy P

    48 4 Mexican Riviera

    We have now had a week to digest our wonderful cruise. I would like to share some impressions of our time in San Diego and our week away from reality on the ms Statendam. We more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Brian Lashchuk

    23 17 Coastal Repositioning

    I went on the Statendam on May 8 the three day transition cruise from San Diego to Vancouver. This was my 2nd time on the Statendam and 3rd time on Holland America. I more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • The Chamberlains

    49 and 50 4 Mexican Riviera

    We are absolutely sold on Holland America. This is our 4th cruise aboard HAL, and we have been very satisfied each time. This was a week-long cruise, round trip from beautiful more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Robert Booth

    39 7 Hawaii

    Embarkation – 9 (scale of 1-10, 10 being best) My wife, 2 year old son, and I arrived by taxi at the cruise terminal in San Diego. There were porters at the curb to take more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Michael W. Burton

    55 20 Alaska

    Had the unfortunate experience of being on the Statendam when a generator blew, and we were towed back to Vancouver. Some crew members worked yeoman hours and were super. Others, including more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Herb Meisen

    70 12 San Diego to Hawaii

      Our flight from NY arrived in San Diego the morning of the cruise and HAL personnel at the airport directed us to their shuttle to the pier. We arrived at about noon more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • William Schwartz

    52 6 Mexican Riviera

    My wife and I decided that January and February are ideal months to get out of the Midwest weather. Since we were visiting kids in California in January, we decided to take a Mexican more

    1 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1266
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1627
  • Inaugurated:1993
  • Space Ratio:43.8 / 34.1
  • Gross Tonnage:55,451gt
  • Crew:560
  • Length:719 ft. / 219 m