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Holiday Cruise. The entertainment has its ups and downs. The comedian was very entertaining, and the dance/laser show was spectacular. However, the musicians in the lounges were mediocre at best, and poor in several painful instances. The blues band has a talented female singer...too bad she was overpowered by a bass player that was so loud, the lead guitar could hardly be heard. The dueling pianos should should have dueled to the death, doing a favor to everybody who had to put up with two poor amateurs playing off one another. The rock band was OK. The music was loud but, that's rock and roll. A real bummer was the casino personnel. As a traveler, who has made over 50 voyages, I have never been so poorly treated by the casino staff. They were rude, offensive and made even a small amount of winning into a most uncomfortable occasion. After being told how hard to throw the dice, how high to throw the dice, and how my wife should bet, we got away before the bad vibes got any worse. The personnel said these were simply the rules of the house, but as experienced travelers, who have recently played on other Holland ships, we knew this was not true. With the TV not working for several days, the bands being either much too loud or poor (or both), finding something fun to do was much harder than it should have been. Read on about the room...and the picture just gets worse. There is a pervasive language problem on the ship. Everyone speaks a little English...just enough to fool you into thinking they understand you, until you realize they don't. Thus, asking for an apple, becomes problematic, asking for sauerkraut becomes a three way conference, and asking for directions makes you wish you had a GPS, just for getting around the ship.

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Koningsdam Cruise Review by Leesusan2

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Holiday Cruise. The entertainment has its ups and downs. The comedian was very entertaining, and the dance/laser show was spectacular. However, the musicians in the lounges were mediocre at best, and poor in several painful instances. The blues band has a talented female singer...too bad she was overpowered by a bass player that was so loud, the lead guitar could hardly be heard.

The dueling pianos should should have dueled to the death, doing a favor to everybody who had to put up with two poor amateurs playing off one another.

The rock band was OK. The music was loud but, that's rock and roll.

A real bummer was the casino personnel. As a traveler, who has made over 50 voyages, I have never been so poorly treated by the casino staff. They were rude, offensive and made even a small amount of winning into a most uncomfortable occasion. After being told how hard to throw the dice, how high to throw the dice, and how my wife should bet, we got away before the bad vibes got any worse.

The personnel said these were simply the rules of the house, but as experienced travelers, who have recently played on other Holland ships, we knew this was not true.

With the TV not working for several days, the bands being either much too loud or poor (or both), finding something fun to do was much harder than it should have been. Read on about the room...and the picture just gets worse.

There is a pervasive language problem on the ship. Everyone speaks a little English...just enough to fool you into thinking they understand you, until you realize they don't. Thus, asking for an apple, becomes problematic, asking for sauerkraut becomes a three way conference, and asking for directions makes you wish you had a GPS, just for getting around the ship.
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Larger than average, with balcony. Shelf space is slightly above average, but room is cold. Even at the warmest setting, the room temperature is cold. The TV and Movie service has broken down for two (2) straight days!

Pillows are horrendous, with either no stuffing or, as an alternate, there are pillows with 2 old pillows actually wrapped inside one single pillowcase! Try that out for comfort! You've got to be kidding me, Holland! Our cabin stewards tried to get us decent pillows, but had no success. Making the beds reasonably, has taken us 2-3 days. time was spent instructing them on how a bottom sheet should fit the mattress, not be left hanging off the short end.
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