"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..."Read More
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We are a couple in our mid 60s who decided to cruise after a 12 year hiatus. We liked the itinerary and got a good deal on the airfare even though it was Super Bowl Sunday morning. The embarkation was delayed due to some sanitation issues supposedly caused by an uptick Norovirus illness on the previous cruise. The boarding time varied depending on which HAL rep you spoke to, but after a lengthy ...
At the start of this year, I left for The United States of America, to board the Koningsdam in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. I was excited! It was the first holiday without my parents present, and I was going far, far away. When I boarded the ship, I was flabbergasted. It was HUGE. And beautiful. In a couple of minutes I felt a sensation that I never ever sensed before. I felt like: this is where I ...
Our third HA cruise, and probably the last.
Entertainment during the day was non existant. Main Stage acts were poor apart from female impressionist.
The smell of smoking in the Casino and deck 9 was overpowering. This is now a deal breaker for us.
Lido buffet food was cold and laid out all over the place. The meat on offer was very poor quality. Dining room was an unmitigated disaster, ...
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,
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 ...
So we picked this cruise for the ports here are the highs & lows.
-Beautiful ship and comfortable rooms
- high quality food
- wait & room staff excellent
- quick boarding
- happy hour 4-6 drink specials
- 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 , ...
We were handed beepers our first three dinners because the dining room was too full and had to wait for 45 minutes...it felt like we were at a Chili's or something... Not a good first impression
The food is pretentious and portions are very small.
The Lido deck is not a buffet and you are forced to ask someone to plate your food for you. This causes lines and long waits for something as ...
Last year same ship going to Norway , there were 3 Broadway musical (production show as per cruise director, Ross). This time, there were none. Only vocalist, pianist, magician and comedian. Compare with 12 to 20 dancers on musical shows. Is it cost saving???
The ship supposed to be high tech. But the back ground high tech lighting for the evening shows failed to work for the first week. The ...
My wife chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Nineteen ports in 25 days was the determining factor. The interior of the ship is a different design than most ships we have cruised. The music theme throughout puts a music alley on the second level. Four entertainment rooms each with a different musical genre encompass this level. Then main stage too is different. It is theater in the round ...
We chose this cruise as I had previously used HA for Med cruises and really enjoyed the experience, rated it as the best cruise line I had been on
This time was quite different and although the staff are still fantastic the changes to the ship made it impossible to find a quiet place to sit and read or talk
The promenade deck was reduced to a very small area with no room for loungers in the ...
We had the pleasure of cruising on the Holland America Koningsdam for 10 days with six ports in the Southern Caribbean Sea that included the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Embarkation and disembarkation went quickly and smoothly.
We were pleasantly surprised with our 4th floor interior room. It was spacious, clean, and had ample of storage space. The ...