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Our third HA cruise, and probably the last. Entertainment during the day was non existant. Main Stage acts were poor apart from female impressionist. The smell of smoking in the Casino and deck 9 was overpowering. This is now a deal breaker for us. Lido buffet food was cold and laid out all over the place. The meat on offer was very poor quality. Dining room was an unmitigated disaster, the menus were not to North American tastes and the service was a joke. Mediocre pizza place and Dive in kept us alive for most of the trip. Layout of the ship was terrible. It took 20 mins to get to deck 12 crows nest from our cabin for 4.30 trivia. A few days in we just gave up. The plus points: great gym , great free sauna with sea view, very comfortable beds with great TV with some nice movies ( in the absence of any real entertainment). Lincoln Stage musicians were wonderful if rather high brow all the time, they needed to mix things up a bit.

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Koningsdam Cruise Review by Transatlantic Kid 2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
Our third HA cruise, and probably the last.

Entertainment during the day was non existant. Main Stage acts were poor apart from female impressionist.

The smell of smoking in the Casino and deck 9 was overpowering. This is now a deal breaker for us.

Lido buffet food was cold and laid out all over the place. The meat on offer was very poor quality. Dining room was an unmitigated disaster, the menus were not to North American tastes and the service was a joke. Mediocre pizza place and Dive in kept us alive for most of the trip.

Layout of the ship was terrible. It took 20 mins to get to deck 12 crows nest from our cabin for 4.30 trivia. A few days in we just gave up.

The plus points: great gym , great free sauna with sea view, very comfortable beds with great TV with some nice movies ( in the absence of any real entertainment). Lincoln Stage musicians were wonderful if rather high brow all the time, they needed to mix things up a bit.
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Cabin Review

Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
Cabin I
No chair to sit on, bed or nothing. Great Tv, temperamental AC.
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