Koningsdam Cruise Review by Roundtop
- Sail Date: July 2018
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
Newer ships are always a plus. I admit that we didn't care for the decor of the ship. It was ok, but no "wow." But it was all quite comfortable, except for chairs in Tamarind which we were told would be replaced during dry dock. I also question lounge/sofa pieces in Crows Nest. ---very awkward. I do miss large expansive indoor bar/lounge area of other ships.
Food was quite good and waiters alway eager to please. We tried Culinary Arts Kitchen on first night with so-so results. --would not be eager to return. Pinnacle and Tamarind were both exceptional experiences!
Shorex were very pricey but quite well organized except for a fjord cruise in Flam on a boat shared with passengers from other ships, etc. We were very pleased with all other HAL offerings.
We were really delighted with the Signature Experience in Amsterdam. The museum visit was great and the dinner outstanding. What a wonderful beginning for our cruise. Embarkation was flawless. I'm not sure who gets credit, HAL or cruise terminal, but it was perfect. We used self-embarkation because of 11 am flight---easily accomplished.
Piano duo was very entertaining. BB Kings group was good, just wish songs weren't so long. Lincoln Center group quite accomplished.
We came away feeling that our presence on Koningsdam was valued!
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