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.
- Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
70 12 San Diego to Hawaii8 users found this review helpful.
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 and...read more
52 6 Mexican Riviera1 users found this review helpful.
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 Riviera...read more
60 12 10 day Mexico2 users found this review helpful.
After having been on 11 cruises previously, 5 of which were with "Celebrity", we decided to try "HAL". The timing, itinerary and price were perfect. We have taken the 7 day Mex. cruise twice...read more
Ted K. Wade
40's 2 Southbound Seward - Vancouver5 users found this review helpful.
If any of you have read my review of the Ryndam , you may remember that I said I would probably not take the same Alaskan cruise again, even though we were very happy with it....read more
48 First Cruise Vancouver to Seward9 users found this review helpful.
Vancouver’s airport is huge and most airline passengers you’ll encounter in it don’t speak English. Chinese seems to be the predominant language. After claiming my bags (traveling with 2...read more
47 15 Back to back Alaska4 users found this review helpful.
This was a back to back cruise May 6-20,2001 on the HAL Statendam Vancouver-Seward-Vancouver. Overall this was my 14th and 15th cruises, and 5th and6th to Alaska. This was also my...read more
48 First Cruise Vancouver to Seward1 users found this review helpful.
I have cruised regularly since the early 80's, on various different lines and believe that this was cruise# 27. HAL is my favorite cruise line and the NORWAY is my favorite...read more
H. T. Maclin
Over 70 21 Hawaii from/to San Diego9 users found this review helpful.
We have sailed on a variety of ships on oceans, rivers, lakes and canals and continue to enjoy such travel to this day because for us it's the only way to go for relaxation,...read more
Bill A. Belt
47 15 Alaska7 users found this review helpful.
DISCLAIMER (The following views and opinions are those solely of this writer and pertain solely to this cruise. There are hundreds or room, hundreds of passengers and too many...read more
36 to 45 3 to 5 Alaska5 users found this review helpful.
We would do it again. (We will do it again! How about tomorrow, honey?) Here are the details as best as I can remember: SEATTLE AIRPORT & GETTING TO THE...read more