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Mexican Riviera Koningsdam Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Lack of Service, Unlike Holland America of Old
"The food at the Pinnacle Grill was great, but the food in the dining room was mediocre.From the start of our first evening dinner in the dining room, there was a definite lack of service...."Read More
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Excellent Cruise

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pwchief
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Intro: We booked about 2 months prior to departure, which was a little late. All the suites were gone and the choice of shore excursions was limited, several of the ones we wanted were sold out. We had a Veranda stateroom on the 10th floor forward. Ideally you would want to be mid-ship and not too high up for less “motion”. Still, the stateroom was very nice, with lots of storage space and a ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Very disappointed in the experience; understaffed; long waits; deteriorating condition of the ship. Add-on costs for dining room.

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474805
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are 4-star mariners with Holland America. The cruise looked to be very good in advance as we'd cruised on the Kongingsdam when it first sailed and believed the ship to be very good. Obviously, the pandemic had an effect on the ship as it was understaffed, overcrowded and with long lines even at the bars. Service at the dining room was pathetic in that on the first night we waited over an hour ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Christmas on the Mexican Riviera

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Balliett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are catching up on cruises, and this was our third HAL in 2022. We have never cruised to this part of Mexico. We enjoyed this trip very much. Embarkation was super-easy. Our assigned time was 11:30. The Uber took us to luggage dropoff. The only documents we were asked for were boarding pass and passport. We were sitting in the Lido by 12:30. The ship is spotless, very ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Good cruise, nice ship, OK food

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DaronC
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had not been on a Holland cruise in nearly 16 years, so that is our point of comparison, although we've done 10 other cruises on other lines since then. The ship was very nice and rarely felt crowded. Entertainment was very good and I really enjoyed the live bands and music. The education programs were also mostly interesting. The main theater with the LED screens made for very interesting ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Second time on Koningsdam - Good Cruise

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san diego spartan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Just off the Koningsdam Mexican Riviera cruise 12/10/22 to 12/17/22. Great time and cruise. Of course there are always some pluses and minuses, but overall it was good! Love cruising out of San Diego! As we live here it is so convenient not to have to fly anywhere. I wish more cruising options were available. For a bit of perspective of my review - this was our 2nd time on the Koningsdam ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Fantastic, but!

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Puchi boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time on Holland after many cruises on Carnival, RCL and NCL. CONS: They definitely have an issue with staffing, especially in regards to buffett and main dining rooms. Buffett, they let you choose some items yourself but not others, which leads to big lines. Main dining room you get a glass of wine immediately but any mixed drink, you have to wait 1/2 an hour. Some staff is not as ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Large or Standard Interior Stateroom


Really good cruise, mostly....

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DENIE
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We went on this cruise with about 10 other friends. It was convenient as we are all from Arizona and Southern California, so San Diego embarkation was perfect. We drove over the day before with another couple and stayed right across from the port. We last sailed HAL (Oosterdam) on the same Mexican Riviera itinerary back in 2010, so were anxious to see how they compare. EMBARKATION: The ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Post Pandemic Predicaments

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PeeTee Sails
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First, we love HAL. Each time we sail, we are impressed with the service, the food, and the ships. Of course, like everyone else we are always most impressed with the crew and, particularly, our stewards. What a great bunch of professionals each and every one has been! This cruise had some hiccups and coughs that I think they will soon work out, as well as one possible major flaw that ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Great cruise!

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buttermancruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am currently on the Koningsdam, its Thanksgiving day and here is my review. I’ve never cruised Holland America before. Mostly I’m a loyal Royal Caribbean fan. I’m travelling solo this time after three years not leaving the island where I live and I was ready to cruise again. I chose Holland America because they sail out of San Diego, the closet port to my home in Hawaii. I wanted an older ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Holland America Missed the Mark

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Razz21
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our second cruise on the Koningsdam. We first cruised October 2021and had an excellent experience. An editor rating 5.0 was not accurate as the ship did not live up to the high standards. The service was not outstanding, nor was the cuisine excellent. Embarkation: Our arrival time was 2:15pm however, we arrived at 10:30am the woman in charge of the entrance just let everyone in. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


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