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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51 25 Alaska2 users found this review helpful.
Background We are experienced cruisers having sailed on HAL, NCCL, and Princess (over 20 cruises on HAL). We are fifty-ish and cruise with another couple...read more
61 to 70 3 to 5 Seward to Vancouver3 users found this review helpful.
This was out fourth cruise on four different cruise lines and this was by far the best. We had with us another couple on their first cruise. We were in Anchorage and wanted to drive to Seward...read more
Joan L. Wilner
70 21 to 49 Mexican Riviera4 users found this review helpful.
Although she is aging, the Statendam is still one of my favorite ships. The reason--service, service, service! The food is excellent--as good on the Lido deck as it is in the dining...read more
Over 70 3 to 5 Mexican Riviera
My first cruise in many years and it was great. The Statendam was very upscale and the passengers were more mature than in many lines. I was impressed at the number of wheel chair...read more
41 1 Alaska8 users found this review helpful.
The Ride of the Ancient Mariners We rode the m.s. Statendam on a seven-day northbound Alaska cruise. It was our first cruise. It was definitely our last HAL cruise and probably our last...read more
Karl & Heidi Thoennes
42 2 Alaska17 users found this review helpful.
This was our second cruise on Holland America. The first was on the Veendam in August 2003 as our honeymoon cruise. Like another reviewer on here, I was afraid those special circumstances...read more
58 3 Alaska13 users found this review helpful.
We sailed on the Statendam on June 30, 2006. This was our third cruise to Alaska; the second with Holland America. We are recently retired high school teachers, so this cruise was our...read more
58 n/a Asia2 users found this review helpful.
As most trips seem to transpire, this trip was initiated by my daughter who thought this cruise would be ‘too wonderful to pass up’. So, once the seed was planted, and the cabins bought, we...read more
Kira 18 6 Austrilia and New Zealand5 users found this review helpful.
My junior year of high school my Mother and I went on a cruise around New Zealand and Australia on the Statendam. I loved every minute of it! Holland America gets the wrap of being just for older...read more