We chose the Viking Sagas 7-night itinerary (from Amsterdam to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Flam, then back to Amsterdam) on Koningsdam to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday. Our group of 10 included my active 80-year-old father, my family of five including 3 children ages 9 months, 5 and 9 years old and my sister’s family of four which included children ages 11 and 14. This was everyone’s first HAL cruise (various amongst our group have been on RCCL, NCL, Cunard and Celebrity).
Between the 10 of us, we had two adjoining verandah cabins and an interior cabin across the hall. The cabins were a bit small for the quad rooms but offered a ton of storage. The bathrooms were decent size and the shower was fabulous compared to other cruises we’ve been on. The décor was very nice.
The Konignsdam is beautiful and well-designed. The décor had a music theme and was a bit eclectic, but not gaudy. The common spaces were quite nice and open. The children loved both pool areas and we all enjoyed watching the World Cup soccer matches on the big screen by the pool.
We had a Verandah Stateroom adjoining to another Verandah Stateroom. It was clean and beautiful décor. It had a lot of storage and I loved the nook in the corner that stored our water bottles, snacks and daily necessities for our infant. The room itself was a bit small for our cabin of 4, especially when the sofa bed was out and we had a pack n play in our room. The bathroom and shower was a nice size compared to the last cruise we went on. Our steward opened the door on the verandah to our adjoining room which was an added bonus.
It was a nice port with a lot to see. I was expecting it to more like Copenhagen, but it was more modern and city like.