day to day life on board
let me begin by telling you about how scrumptious the ship was.The Statendam ~ a virtual 5 star floating hotel. Chandeliers everywhere, fresh flowers wherever you turned. 5 restaurants - including an award winning a-la-carte. Pianos and a two-storey stage theatre plus a cinema that seated about 100. An art gallery and a casino. There was a library with lots of books *music-chairs where you sat in the most comfortable chair that had earphones connected to a library of music and you could create your own list to listen too while watching the sea through huge windows.*two pools plus two spa pools * a gym and a beauty salon - oh the list goes on and on.
There was a walk around deck where you could walk 4 times around and you had walked a mile - very good to do after all the scrummy food.
Our room was lovely although one thing that I didn't like was that it didn't have a window, so you never knew if it was night or day. But it was roomy and very clean. Egyptian cotton sheets and duck down pillows, a lounge to sit on and a table to have a cup of tea if you wished, plus 24hr room service that was included. A fresh bowl of fruit was delivered each day. does that sound wonderful ?? ohh there is more to come.