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Holland America Line Koningsdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

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Disappointing

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JohnHS
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised many times with Holland America and have had no complaints.This cruise left us disappointed. The cabin and dining room staff, namely Dudi, Eka, Allen, Hanif and Mohamad were excellent, along with Leslie and Ryan in the Crows' Nest. Sam and Damian, pianists in Billboard, super. What was below our usual expectations; No Hand Gel, apart from Boarding and Casino. First time ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


A Grecian Holiday

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portsimportant
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This cruise was my second cruise in Europe, my third cruise with Holland America, but my first on the Koningsdam. We stayed one night in Rome before the cruise and one night after, both at the Starhotel Metropole which is less than ten minutes’ walk from Termini station, a location very convenient for transfers to and from the airport as well as the cruise port in Civitavecchia as we did both ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Pros & Cons

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CruisergirlfromMA
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We picked this cruise because we were on the Koningsdam last year and had a great experience, plus we liked the itinerary. Here are the Pros and Cons...note that we are not drinkers so I cannot comment on anything related to that, Pros: The ship was immaculate... hand washing machines on the Deck 9 dining room Friendly service and prompt in dining room and with cabin stewards. I ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Adriatic Tastes and Venues

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camel
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

For a big ship, the Koningsdam offers some hidden gems where you can mingle or get away from crowds. We especially liked the Dutch cafe for a quick lunch and coffee. Embark/debark: everything went smoothly. We caught a Rome Cab from the airport directly to the port. On arriving, we waited in a "lounge," but there were no issues. Cabin 5110: Vista suite -- not as nice as Signature Suites ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Beautiful ship but ...

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livetofish24
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

So we picked this cruise for the ports here are the highs & lows. Pros - -Beautiful ship and comfortable rooms - high quality food - wait & room staff excellent - quick boarding - happy hour 4-6 drink specials Cons - - slow dining room service , I think they had zero asst waiters so the head waiters are clearing tables - maitre ds gave us terrible tables most nights , ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Spa Stateroom


Very nice

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geenie4
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted to see Greece. It was a fair Itinerary although I could've done without Salerno and 2 days in Athens. Basically, the staff is great. Verandah rooms have hairdryers and magnifying mirror. Beds are comfy. A few more things like free water, and free wifi would be a great plus. Be aware of the wifi onboard.You must have the whatsup app and maybe another app or it won't work. From ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Overpriced and underprovided

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cruisefan2017
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose the Ancient Empires & Mediterranean Rivieras cruise as it ticked several Bucket List destinations. It was a more expensive cruise fare than usual, even accounting for the length (2 cruises back-to-back), but that was only the start of the costs. Almost everything is an extra cost. We expect to pay a reasonable amount for a cruise but surely service should be included in the ticket ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Lovely new ship, great food, no lovely dance music

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mustangmarilyn
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Balcony cabin very nice great cabin service and friendly personnel all over the ship. Food taste and choice excellent in main dining room and Lido for breakfast and lunch and dinner and snacks. BB king Ok and 2 pianos and Lincoln center music nice. But level of sound in rock and roll show way too loud . Too loud in main show room also. Entertainment varied and good quality. Only con no ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Ferry-like experience

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AlessandraC
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Having cruised in the past with a different company, we chose this particular one for its itinerary. However, one chooses a cruise to enjoy the time on board as well, otherwise you would just pick another mean of transportation to get you where you want. No entertainment whatsoever during the day, the food-American quality (need I say more?!) Muffins you can hardly bite into, horrible just ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


Newish Ship with lots to offer

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13tiguan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The 24 day Mediterranean cruise to the Adriatic, Malta, Sicily, Italian and then Greek locations in September. This was our 3rd HAL trip and ship. Weather was generally hot. The ship is only 3 years old and shows that they have taken into consideration factors from other older ships in the fleet. Firstly it is very quiet and manoeuvrable meaning it can and does go where some others do not (eg ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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