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Old September 22nd, 2005, 07:26 PM
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Default Have you cruised on Statendam in 2005?

If you have traveled on the Statendam in 2005 I would like to know if they have upgrade this ship with their "Signature of Excellence" program?

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Old September 24th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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Hi, Dallascruiser,
Sailed on Statendam in May, and she had just come out of dry dock a few weeks earlier and had been upgraded. Lots of stuff on the ship was new - carpet, chairs and tables, seat cushions, the ship was immaculate and sparkling clean. We had a verandah suite and the bedding was wonderful. I was amazed at the storage space. The bathrooms were great - spacious, a tub was nice to have for a change. Did not care for the new hair dryers that are built in - not powerful enough and the part of the dryer you hold in your hand got too hot to touch. We spent a lot of our "at sea" time in the Explorations Cafe - new books, plenty of DVD's, great coffee shop. The chairs that you sit back in with headphones and listen to the music were GREAT! I know they have a special name, but I can't think of it this morning. This was our first time sailing on HAL having sailed on five other cruises previously on RCCL and CCL. We were impressed - the cruise was wonderful.
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We are going on the Statendam too next April, a long cruise. I especially like hearing the good news about hte beds!
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