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Holland America Line Koningsdam Cruise Reviews

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Excellent Food and Crew Gave 110%
"One of the two most positive things about this cruise was the HAL crew, who to a person provided friendly, excellent service.It was wonderful to cruise on such an uncrowded ship, with plenty of space in the public rooms, no crowds in the buffet ever, and an unharried, attentive crew...."Read More
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Are all cruises having post COVID-19 issues ?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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tdeeh723
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our first cruise since COVID, and first on Holland ever. Extremely disappointed. First the Pros: The overwhelmed crew provided great service. There were just not enough of them to meet demand. Food in the Dinning Room was very good. Cabin was clean and comfortable. The Cons: There we’re periods through the day when you could not get ANY food. And those hours were not clearly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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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


First fully booked cruise since Covid. Did they handle the crowds well?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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ethanthej
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Context: I'm a 40-something gay man traveling with my husband and our 19 year old kid (first cruise for the kid). This was my first cruise on HAL, and his second. Other lines we've done: Celebrity (twice), RCCL (twice), Norwegian (twice), Princess (once). Our favorite lines are Celebrity and RCCL. A little context to this review. Apparently, this was the first fully booked cruise on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Wanted to love, but never again with Holland

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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jdomingi
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start by saying that I really wanted and was looking forward to a wonderful cruise. I heard nothing but great reviews (mostly). This whole trip started before the pandemic as my fiancé, and I purchased a 17-day Hawaiian island cruise( we were going to marry and the cruise was our honeymoon) that was cancelled due to the pandemic (No fault of Holland). Long story short after fighting with ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Not the experience you would expect from the past.

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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MrMuster
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

So we are on a California Coast cruise. Neptune Suite. Have not been on a HAL for 3 years. A lot has changed. New rooms and refreshed ship. That’s nice. No crowded on deck initial safety muster drill. Replaced by scanning your room card at your muster stations. Easier. If you do the Neptune Suite expecting the usual priority boarding, disembarkation, usual exclusive perks, full food selection of a ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Too many passengers &/or too few experienced crew

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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Privatej3
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After having itineraries to Istanbul changed two years in a row, we had ‘some’ cruise credit expiring. The pacific coast cruise seemed like a remedy & we’ve never been on the Koningsdam. Perhaps the larger ship just isn’t for us. The crew seemed to be training while this ship sailed which resulted in inefficiency. Particularly popular food items frequently became unavailable. Long lines & ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Disappointing

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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Geezer Jim
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

We lost 2 cruises due to Covid and this was our choice to use our FFC. Embarkation was a mess. We were delayed one hour in the sun, on the pier in San Diego, several passengers were affected by the heat and required the assistance of others in line, there was no Holland America presence to offer them assistance. We found the crew to be pleasant and friendly. Menu items in the main dining ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Cruising is not the same post-pandemic

Review for Koningsdam to Hawaii

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TedE
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

After 2.5 years of no cruising we decided to take a chance. As we are from the Vancouver area, the itinerary leaving and returning to Vancouver allowed us to cruise without having to fly somewhere else to get on the ship. We’ve cruised to Hawaii twice in 2019. This itinerary combines both a cruise and our favourite destination. We enjoyed all the ports although we prefer Lahaina and Kona over ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Not user friendly

Review for Koningsdam to Hawaii

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nashvillegal
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We have sailed on Holland America several times before, although in recent years we have chosen Celebrity. This cruise sailed eout of Vancouver, CA which is a wonderful, beautiful city. Now I will get to the problems we have encountered. First, the boarding procedures were horrific. We were given a 10:100 AM Priority boarding time. We were guided to ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Aloha 2.0

Review for Koningsdam to Hawaii

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2freespirits
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a review of a recent trip on the Holland America Line (HAL) ship Koningsdam. We sailed from Port of Vancouver to Hawaii and visited the four Islands (Maui, Hawaii, Oahu and Kauai) before sailing back to Vancouver. This adventure should have been a trip along the coast of Norway in 2020, but COVID-19 put an end to that idea. HAL offered us a refund or a future cruise credit, so we opted ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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