Koningsdam Review

Disappointing: 5* Rating but Mediocre 3* Performance from HAL Koningsdam

Review for Europe - Black Sea Cruise on Koningsdam
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

Drawn to this Holland America 21 day Norway, Baltic Treasures Koningsdam cruise by the great itinary, previous excellent experience with HAL service, on Nieuw Amsterdam, we are independent travellers who enjoy the ease of relaxing time efficient travel to multiple destinations, the convenience of many choices in dining and entertainment, and the social interaction, offered by cruising.

Koningsdam is lighter, brighter, occasionally glitzier, with pleasant furnishings, colours and fittings. Interesting art,paintings , sculpture and light fittings catch the eye in public spaces, while cabins are comfortable with a welcome glass doored shower, excellent aircon, great beds and larger TV. Cabin Staff are as efficient, unobtrusive and friendly as always.

Food is fresh ,varied and generous , high quality meats ,fish fruit and vegetables, both in MDR and Lido and throughout the ship, attractively presented with appetisingly small potion sizes.

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Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VH

Good cabin, extra large verandah, good storage, responsive aircon,large glass doored shower, comfortable bed . May be located over band practice room, slight noise at odd times ,but not a problem.Koningsdam vibrates very strongly throughout the ship when sailing in shallow waters,an issue with the hull design. As a sister ship is on order , it will be interesting to see if this technical issue is addressed

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