Just returned from the Norgewian Fjords, beautiful scenery, pictures or film cannot describe the waterfalls, picture perfect villages, or the serenity one feels. However the Kroningdam was not what I have previously experienced on a Holland American Ship. The ship was boring, no lectures, not much to do when on board. It seemed that they were always trying to sell you something. I'm not a fan of Opra Winfrey so don't like her merchandise being pushed for sale, neither do I want book recommendations. The food was excellent in the main dining room but we had a very rude waiter who kept given us menus in Dutch even though we told him we spoke English. On the 4th night when I received a Dutch Menu again I told him that I do not speak or read Dutch. His reply was "neither do I" then he rudely walked away and practically threw a English Menu at me. He never smiled until 3 days before the cruise ended. Pretty late I would say. We had a Veranda cabin on deck 6 and it was very cramped. When the sofa bed was open you could not walk out to the balcony or use the desk at all. The cabins are much smaller than on the older Holland Ships. The shower was the best part of the cabin. Very nice and roomy. We did enjoy the entertainment and especially Lincoln Stage. We did not take any shore excursions, too expensive, but booked the same trips at the visitor centers in ports for half the price. Especially liked the railway in Flam. You can buy a ticket at the station.
I'm glad I saw Norway and its beauty, but probably won't take Holland America Line again as felt it has gone down hill a lot, even though I am a 3 star mariner.