Access to a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art fitness centre
Two main swimming pools, the Lido Pool and Sea View Pool
Decadent meals in the main dining room, Lido Market and Dive-In
A variety of bars and lounges, including the Crow’s Nest Bar and Ocean Bar
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One of the most famous cities in the world, Rome has been an epicentre of politics, art, architecture, and food for thousands of years. It is home to some of the most well-known historic sites such as the Colosseum, the pantheon, and Vatican City. It’s easy to spend a day in a hundred different ways in Rome, whether you’re looking to sip on incredible wine and people-watch, indulge in decadent pasta, pizza, risotto, and gelato, or if you’re eager to wander around the streets soaking in all the history you can. Rome is one capital city which will always leave you wanting more.
Things to do in Rome (Civitavecchia):
Found in the heart of Rome, Vatican City is the smallest independent state in Europe at just 0.44km² with a population of 1,000 people. It acts as headquarters to the Roman Catholic Church and is home to The Apostolic Palace - the Pope’s residence –the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel.
St Peter's Basilica
Within Vatican City is one of the biggest churches in the world; St. Peter’s Basilica. Accommodating up to 20,000 people, this is where the Pope delivers services. Its 136 metre high dome was designed by Michelangelo, and was completed in 1614.
The colosseum was opened in 80 A.D. with 100 days of exciting games. It was mostly used for gladiatorial combat and fights with animals until around the 6th century when it began to fall into disrepair. It was then used to store building materials until the 18th century, when the papacy decided it should be preserved. As it stands now, however, more than two-thirds of the structure has been destroyed.
Known the world-over for its elaborate, 15th century artwork courtesy of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Luca, and Perugino, the Sistine Chapel is where new Popes are elected and ordained. It is located within Vatican City, inside The Apostolic Palace.
This Michelangelo sculpture is located inside St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It depicts the body of Jesus after he has been crucified, being held by the Virgin Mary. The statue was originally commissioned by Jean de Billheres – a French cardinal – as a memorial for his tomb.
This is one of the most iconic buildings in Rome. There are myths surrounding the building of the original Pantheon, but the structure we see today was built in 120 A.D. by Emperor Hadrian. It was created as a Pagan temple to “honour all Gods” – which is the translation of “Pantheon”. In the year 609 it was converted to a Christian church, although it is still widely known as the Pantheon.
This popular public square is located where the (now fallen) Stadium of Domitian once stood, in 86 A.D. Since then it has been developed into a social gathering spot, adorned by three magnificent fountains that were commissioned in the 16 and 17th centuries. These are Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno.
DAY 528 Nov 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 4 PM
Alicante offers everything you need for the perfect city break, whatever your interests may be. For the party animals there’s legendary nightlife with countless bars and discos and people to dance with. For the beach-goer, Playa del Postiguet is within close proximity to the city promenade and has perfect facilities for a full day on the beach. For the best views, be sure to head up to Santa Bárbara Castle with your camera and take some snaps that you’ll always remember.
Things to do in Alicante:
Archaeological Museum of Alicante
Combining both prehistoric and modern finds, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante boasts five separate galleries housing numerous audio and visual exhibits. Visitors will find artefacts from Iberian cultures, plus the Roman and Middle Ages.
Basilica of Santa Maria
The oldest active church in Alicante, the Basilica of Santa Maria is in a Valencian Gothic style and a must for any architecture enthusiast. The main entrance is an impressive Baroque sculpture, while the interior includes a golden 18th-century Rococo style main altar.
The Old Town of Alicante has many staircases and winding streets, perfect for a bit of exercise, but also to bring you to the heart of the city. Live like a true local and discover some of the finest tapas bars, vibrant cottages and quirky antique art shops.
Playa del Postiguet
Alicante’s main beach is hugely popular for its close proximity to the city’s promenade and ample facilities. On this sand beach you’ll find many facilities including toilets, showers and snack bars, while the water is great for swimming and paddle boating.
Santa Barbara Castle
At the heart of Alicante is the city’s most iconic landmark, Santa Bárbara Castle. You can make the journey 160 meters up on foot, by elevator or by car and bus to discover more about the ancient castle, and admire the sweeping views of the marina.
DAY 629 Nov 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Malaga is a vibrant gem on the Costa del Sol, teeming with history, culture and friendly locals. Lovers of art will love the destination that brought the world Picasso, thanks to its many new art galleries and creative districts. For those looking to let their hair down, the numerous authentic Spanish bars will keep you going until dawn, while foodies will enjoy both formal dining and street eateries.
Things to do in Malaga:
Castilo de Gibralfaro
With gorgeous views overlooking the city, Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 8th century as a lighthouse and military barracks. Its imposing walkways provide a scenic walk, while the museum nearby offers great insight into the history of the castle.
Catedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
This iconic landmark was first built in the historic city centre in 1530, with work finishing in the 17th century. With a Gothic Renaissance style, it boasts a tower standing at 84 metres tall, providing breath-taking photo opportunities.
One of Malaga’s stunning historical monuments, La Alcazaba – meaning citadel – was built between 1057 and 1063. It has since been restored and features Roman walls and a dungeon, as well as stunning views of the harbour and old town.
As Malaga’s oldest historical monument, El teatro Romano was discovered in 1951 and has since uncovered much of Andalusia’s rich history. Visitors can marvel at the fascinating features of the theatre, such as the orchestra area, while more is still being uncovered.
DAY 730 Nov 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Seville (Cadiz):
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
Ponta Delgada, Azores
DAY 1003 Dec 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5 PM
Ponta Delgada offers unspoilt, lush landscapes and terracotta rooftops, as well as a truly stunning coastline. It has quickly become popular for the breathtaking scenery and for its hot springs, though you won't find massive crowds flocking to the Azores, making it perfect for unrivalled relaxation. Take a stroll around the Old Town centre, or enjoy a romantic tour by horse-drawn carriage. During the summer, you may also spot whales off the coast.
Things to do in Ponta Delgada, Azores:
A historic garden dating back to the mid-19th century, the Jardim Botânico António Borges botanical garden features a variety of walkways, along with a selection of rare and exotic plants.
Gruta do Carvão
A fascinating cave that you can take a tour around, it's filled with stalactites and rugged surfaces. A unique attraction to explore, you can spend hours discovering its natural beauty.
If you're looking for something a little different to explore, head to the Plantação de Ananás dos Açores. A pineapple plantation, you can taste delicious pineapple liquour, jams and juice, whilst seeing where this mouth-watering fruit is grown.
DAY 1710 Dec 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 3 PM
As well as being one of the top global ports to start and finish your cruise, Fort Lauderdale has plenty to do either side of your ocean adventure. Why not take a trip to the Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, peruse some culture at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, or take a boat tour through the everglades and waterways as well as passing impressive Millionaires’ Row.
Things to do in Fort Lauderdale:
Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary
This non-profit park area is the place to go for some tranquil downtime as you explore the serene waterfalls and pools that are home to brightly plumed flamingos. The gardens are also home to rescued wildlife such as other birds and reptiles as well as boasting some giant tree species.
Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District
Covering a 22-block area, this exciting part of downtown offers plenty to see and do from Garand Opera House, History Center, Art Museum and plenty of dining options and evening entertainment just a short distance from the cruise terminals.
Bonnet House Museum
A beautiful and historic house in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Bonnet House is included on the American National Register of Historic Places. It was built by prominent artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and has picturesque architecture and a botanical garden.
Hotel stay included
Gambrinus or similar
4 star hotel
24 Nov 2023
2 nights stay
Customer reviews for Nieuw Statendam
Based on 7 reviews
Value for money
We are not regular cruisers and have not been on any Holland America ships before so we were not sure what to expect. However, we were very impressed with every aspect of the cruise from the stateroom, service, food and great music and artwork. The experience has restored our faith in cruises and we would certainly sail Holland America again.
23 Sep 2019
Excellent facilities and staff. Entertainment was good. On board expenses and excursions were a little high but overall a very good holiday. Please organise better weather next time (if at all possible!)
7 Jul 2019
Sailed to the Norwegian fjords. Majestic as ever. Lovely new ( and happy) ship. Stylish, not as brash as publicity photos suggest. The big production stage shows disappointing but the young classical musicians were terrific and the BBKing blues and jazz sets were the perfect way to round off the evening. Food and service in the main restaurant and Lido buffet so good you can forget the speciality restaurants and extra cost. And the Orange Club exclusive restaurant looked soulless. We sailed from Amsterdam - understandably 50% of passengers were Dutch. All Service charges a bit high and drinks weren’t cheap either. But then they never are!
16 Jun 2019
We booked a seven day cruise Amsterdam to Norwegian fjords. We have sailed with Holland America once before on the Westerdam which is more elegant especially the dining room which on this new ship is souless and brash looking - very tacky lighting and cheap looking decor. The food in the dining room was disappointing. The Lido food was plentiful and varied but not necessarily that tasty. Lack of good fresh fruit. Regarding entertainment we thoroughly enjoyed the Lincoln stage classical concerts featuring a quintet which was superb. There was no musical show in the main theatre which was disappointing. The BB King band were also excellent. My biggest concern was that the hand sanitizers were not placed appropriately at the entrances to the various eating venues so you could easily miss them as I'm sure many passengers must have done. I feel people need constant reminders to use these and there were none. The staff were fantastic and delightful. We have cruised around a dozen times over the past few years and in sorry to say we would not book on this ship again.
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