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Old July 18th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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Default STATENDAM - Are the pools fresh water? Heated?

I'll be on the Statendam shortly. Just wondering about their pools. Are they heated and are they fresh water?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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Default Pools

It's been several years since cruising on the Statendam but if memory serves me correctly the fore pool (Lido) was freah water and the aft pool was saltwalter. No heating at that time. They also need to dump the water in the pools at night occassioanly due to the depth of various ports visited, weather conditions and routine maintenance. I'm sure someone who has recently cruised the Statendam can give more up-to-date information. Have a great cruise!

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Old July 18th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Yes, I'm hoping someone who's recently cruised aboard the Statendam will comment. I do prefer the pool near the stern. I can't imagine they wouldn't heat all the pools on their Alaska cruises, but maybe they don't.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 12:39 AM
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There's almost always one fresh water pool and one salt, and typically 1 of the 2 pools will be heated.

I would imagine the open aft pool would be the heated one.

As the lido pool is the "family friendly" pool, I would guess that might be the fresh water one.

Ultimately I think it comes down to the captain's decision.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 01:34 AM
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Default Heated pools

The pools are heated by water from the engines
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