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We tried other transatlantic cruise lines and this is our 9th, and had three previous cruises on Holland America ships. The new ship was perfect. The cabins were improved with larger TV screens and service in the cabin, dining room and all over was outstanding. The people we met on board were in several age groups from 27 to 70 and we had a great time playing trivia and discussing myriad topics with them and others. Smooth seas, a very personable Captain and his crew on the bridge, and lots of good lectures and programs. The Happy Hour was a good thing, but it was confusing which bar had what times for Happy Hour, for those of us who wanted to take a glass of wine into the dining room . Better timing would be my suggestion. Also, on the second dining evening, we were told it was too late to change to a different table! Our table mates had bailed to be with some others who were more their types and we had a table for 6 to ourselves. Was the ship not full? Were most people eating late shift? I have NEVER experienced being told we could not change tables by any cruise line!

Anniversary Cruise to Europe

Koningsdam Cruise Review by NuGrad67

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
We tried other transatlantic cruise lines and this is our 9th, and had three previous cruises on Holland America ships. The new ship was perfect. The cabins were improved with larger TV screens and service in the cabin, dining room and all over was outstanding. The people we met on board were in several age groups from 27 to 70 and we had a great time playing trivia and discussing myriad topics with them and others.

Smooth seas, a very personable Captain and his crew on the bridge, and lots of good lectures and programs.

The Happy Hour was a good thing, but it was confusing which bar had what times for Happy Hour, for those of us who wanted to take a glass of wine into the dining room . Better timing would be my suggestion.

Also, on the second dining evening, we were told it was too late to change to a different table! Our table mates had bailed to be with some others who were more their types and we had a table for 6 to ourselves. Was the ship not full? Were most people eating late shift?

I have NEVER experienced being told we could not change tables by any cruise line!
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Cabin Review

Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
Cabin I 7081
Lots of room for organiziing clothes. Bathroom space a bit skimpy, for toiletries.
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