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I wanted to try the Koningsdam cruise because I had heard from friends that it was a lovely, new ship. I was worried however about the size of the ship and the prospect of being with over 2.5 thousand as I enjoy smaller size and numbers. However, within 2-3 days I felt increasingly comfortable onboard. I never had trouble finding seats for meals and shows. I never really had to wait in line ups both on or off of the ship. I loved the food in the Lido. It was always diverse, appealing and tasty. I only ate in the dining room 3 times. Unfortunately when I went to the dining room for a surf and turf dinner, only the steak was hot and the rest of the food was like warm. Sometimes I encountered lukewarm food in the lido too. Overall though the food tasted great but I do like my food hot. Shows were ok but a few were wonderful. One World performed by the singers and dancers was so good my friends and I watched it twice in a row. Also loved the skinny German juggler and the man who did the Elton John/Billy Joel set. Abbafab was ok but the tempo of the music was way too slow and I felt the show dragged. Customer service was pretty good and the supervisor rocks. Cabin attendants were lovely and I also enjoyed the American Test Kitchen, the Tamarind restaurant and the Planet Earth shows in the Queens lounge. The captain was personable, impressive and Canadian, which is a good thing.

Nice ship experience in spite of the number of people on board

Koningsdam Cruise Review by pacobeau

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I wanted to try the Koningsdam cruise because I had heard from friends that it was a lovely, new ship. I was worried however about the size of the ship and the prospect of being with over 2.5 thousand as I enjoy smaller size and numbers.

However, within 2-3 days I felt increasingly comfortable onboard. I never had trouble finding seats for meals and shows. I never really had to wait in line ups both on or off of the ship.

I loved the food in the Lido. It was always diverse, appealing and tasty. I only ate in the dining room 3 times. Unfortunately when I went to the dining room for a surf and turf dinner, only the steak was hot and the rest of the food was like warm.

Sometimes I encountered lukewarm food in the lido too.

Overall though the food tasted great but I do like my food hot.

Shows were ok but a few were wonderful. One World performed by the singers and dancers was so good my friends and I watched it twice in a row.

Also loved the skinny German juggler and the man who did the Elton John/Billy Joel set. Abbafab was ok but the tempo of the music was way too slow and I felt the show dragged.

Customer service was pretty good and the supervisor rocks.

Cabin attendants were lovely and I also enjoyed the American Test Kitchen, the Tamarind restaurant and the Planet Earth shows in the Queens lounge.

The captain was personable, impressive and Canadian, which is a good thing.
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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VF 5153
Nice layout, comfy bed, excellent shower and quiet.
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