Mikey: The Statendam is our favorite ship. We have been on her something like 8 times in the last 4 years. She is an elegant and beautiful lady. Intimate, yet packed with exquisite antiques and wonderful people. She has one of the best staffs on HAL and that is saying alot as HAL has the best staff on the high seas, bar none. At least IMHO.
Once you sail HAL you will find how easy it is for HAL to become a way of life.