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MS Statendam

Holland America Line

Renowned for their mid – sized ships, Holland America Line has a long history. The ship was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands – America Steamship Company, and later came to be known under its present name with the start of operations across the Atlantic. The vessels carry names of places in the Netherlands. The Holland America Line stands out due to its consistence and attentiveness in service. The staff members to guest ratio is the highest among major cruise lines. Holland America Fleet is more than 15 ships and had introduced three more 1,848 passenger capacity ships in the Vista Class ships. H A L is also the only cruise line that has a cash back trip cancellation facility. You can cancel your trip about 24 hours before the schedule and you will get the cash back.

Holland America is a top brand part of the Carnival Corporation and has itineraries sailing Panama Canal, the Mexican Riviera, Asia / Pacific, Canada / New England, Caribbean, Europe and Alaska. In addition to these, adventure trips are scheduled to Hawaii.

Overview of the ship

Statendam has its home port at San Diego and this facilitates easy connections with Hawaii itineraries and air services from all parts of North America. The air transportation is convenient and cheaply priced is provided to or from San Diego. Holland America’s U.S. Home City Air Gateways program is an asset to the company.

MS Statendam

While sailing on Hawaii itineraries, passengers have a host of facilities like a full treatment spa, exercise and work out facilities and a salon which has hair treatment as well as manicures and pedicures, as also a host of entertainment options that include shows in the style of Broadway, as well as newly released movies.

Some excellent wining and dining is a given aboard the Statendam, and varies from the formal dining hall to informal diets of steak and seafood in the Pinnacle Grill. Informal breakfasts, lunches and dinners are available at the Pizza Bar, Lido Restaurant and the Terrace Grill. Room service can be availed 24 hours a day.

There are numerous entertainment options aboard, and theses are inclusive of the Flagship Forum Lecture Series and cooking lessons with expert chefs.

Fast Facts

Year at which ship entered service : 1992

Port of Registry : The Netherlands

Gross Tonnage ( G R T ) : 55, 451

Maximum Cruising Speed : 22 knots

Capacity for passengers : 1,266 passengers

Crew and ship staff : 602

Nationality of officers : International

Nationality of  Cruise / Hotel Staff : International

Destinations sailed : Hawaii

Accommodation Options On board

Penthouse Suite:

The Penthouse Suite consists of living room, dressing room pantry, dining room, and private verandah, bedroom with king – size bed and master bath having a huge whirlpool bathtub. There is also a guest toilet, television sets with remote controls and V C R, mini-bar and refrigerator.

Penthouse Suite

Penthouse suites are about 1,126 square feet combined with verandah space.

Category PS

Suite :

This includes a king size bed, , dressing room, whirlpool bath and exclusive verandah. Personalized stationery, hors d’oeuvres, dry cleaning and more are the other services that are provided complimentary. There are also some excellent disembarkation privileges that are thrown in.

Suites in this category measure upto 563 square feet when verandah space is added.

Category S

Verandah Suite :

French windows open up to reveal verandahs so big that enough space is allowed for relaxing and dining. A queen – size bed, seating area, whirlpool bathtub, Television, V C R, mini bar and refrigerator are the main features of the Verandah Suites.

Verandah Suite

The Verandah suites measure upto 284 square feet including veranda area.

Category A, B, BB, BC

Large Outside Stateroom :

The Large Outside Staterooms are equipped with convertible queen – size beds as well as bath / shower combos. Porthole Magazine had felicitated these cabins previously.

The Large outside staterooms are about close to 197 square feet in area.

Category C, D, E, F, FF, G, H

Large Inside State room :

The Large Inside State room feature lower beds that can be converted to one queen – size bed. The state rooms have a exclusive bath plus shower.

The Large Inside State Room is at least approximately 182 square feet.

About Tips and Gratuities

Holland America’s has a “no tipping necessary” policy. However guests are welcome to give tips if they are happy with the service.

Access for Physically challenged

Public areas and state rooms are enabled for wheel chair transport and the staff pays particular attention to the requirements of disabled passengers.

Facilities aboard

Automatic Stabilizers

Beauty shop and Salon

8 Passenger Elevators

Internet Center

15 Public Rooms

Health Spa

10 Passenger Decks

Restaurants and dining rooms

Dining rooms

A Well stocked Library

Movie Theater

Casino with slot machines and tables

2 Swimming pools located outdoors

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