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Koningsdam Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
758 reviews

Simply Brilliant!

Review for Koningsdam to Italy
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2016
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

**In the interest of full disclosure this was a "shakedown cruise" that was not open to the general public and some work was still being completed in some areas (installation of some art pieces and so forth). I will not discuss the work/workers we encountered as that goes with the territory and all items I noticed during the cruise were fixed/finished/installed/etc by the time we left.*** My husband and I did this 5 day cruise from Venice to Civitavecchia with additional days in Italy before and after as well as some time in Amsterdam and Rotterdam following the cruise.

The ship is absolutely beautiful. Modern yet still keeps a lot of the Holland America Line "feel" that the other ships have, minus the bright colors and over-emphasis of red color palettes and brass. Public spaces still have a feeling of intimacy for the most part. Yes they are larger to hold more people but compared to other ships of similar size the ship does still keep a "coziness" to it. Not ever single room is designed to hold hundreds and hundreds of people and that's a really good thing.

I've posted a massive photo post on the HAL forums of the ship here: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2347682 and our room here: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2347714 so those will likely help with a lot of understanding of how the ship and the room look.

Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

Cabin V

Great room. Standard configuration in the room but HUGE covered balcony. Fantastic amount of space. Room has lots of USB plug ins, interactive TV's and more. Would definitely stay in this room again

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Rome is amazing. The Civitavecchia pier area is not.


Beautiful city and gave us a chance to see "King's Landing" up close and personal


Beautiful as always, but a little more signage for how to get from the train station to the people mover would be a good idea

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