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Just some background on my wife and myself. We have been on Princess (2) cruises, Oceania (4) cruises and Celebrity (6) cruises. We are active people in our early 60's. This cruise on Koningsdam was our first on HAL. Pros: 1. Nice to have a promenade deck to walk around on. 2. Very nice interior design. 3. Indonesian crew were very friendly and hard working. 4. Entertainment system in cabins were great, nice information and easy to use. 5. Entertainment in World Stage was top notch during the whole cruise. 6. Great experience for dinner in Culinary Arts Center. 7. Food in speciality restaurants was very good. Cons: 1. Service for speciality coffee in Explorations Cafe was slow, almost 30 minutes to get 1 iced coffee in mid morning. 2. Soundproofing between cabins was very poor, could easily hear kids and TV from adjacent cabins. We were in a Vista Suite. 3. Bed comfort was not good for being a new ship. Does not compare with Oceania or Celebirty. 4. Lido Market is too small to handle the passenger capacity. 5. Travel agent talks on Scotland and Iceland were given in Queens Lounge, as a result not enough seating for all who attended. World Stage was being used for rehearsals.

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Koningsdam Cruise Review by sabrefan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
Just some background on my wife and myself. We have been on Princess (2) cruises, Oceania (4) cruises and Celebrity (6) cruises. We are active people in our early 60's. This cruise on Koningsdam was our first on HAL.

Pros:

1. Nice to have a promenade deck to walk around on.

2. Very nice interior design.

3. Indonesian crew were very friendly and hard working.

4. Entertainment system in cabins were great, nice information and easy to use.

5. Entertainment in World Stage was top notch during the whole cruise.

6. Great experience for dinner in Culinary Arts Center.

7. Food in speciality restaurants was very good.

Cons:

1. Service for speciality coffee in Explorations Cafe was slow, almost 30 minutes to get 1 iced coffee in mid morning.

2. Soundproofing between cabins was very poor, could easily hear kids and TV from adjacent cabins. We were in a Vista Suite.

3. Bed comfort was not good for being a new ship. Does not compare with Oceania or Celebirty.

4. Lido Market is too small to handle the passenger capacity.

5. Travel agent talks on Scotland and Iceland were given in Queens Lounge, as a result not enough seating for all who attended. World Stage was being used for rehearsals.
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Cabin Review

Vista Suite with Verandah
Cabin A 5106
Cabin stewards were great. Soundproofing was poor, mattress was uncomfortable. Plenty of storage space. No night light in bathroom. Had to insert room key into slot to enable room electrical.
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