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Koningsdam Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Sunny Caribean cruise with fantastic crew

Koningsdam Cruise Review by vacationes

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom

The Koningsdam is a very nice modern design but for me too big. Where is the real teakwood? I miss the contact with the management which you do have on the smaller HAL ships.The crew is fantastic although in the dinerroom the service is not organised. Room service fantastic. The cabin attandents were, as always, super. The average age of the passangers was 71,9 yrs with lot of scoot mobiles. In the evenings there is nothing to do except the fantastic Lincoln art music. BB Kings overrules everything. What a noice...Happy that my cabin was not above them....

It was a Caribbean cruise but I missed any Caribbean show/music gatherings along the pools during sail aways. Very dull! Shows were of low quality and not diverse.

Tamarinde restaurant is fantastic: Rick's was so so.

What a very minus is; the crew let sneakers and shorts enter the diningroom. Where are the HAL standards??

The itinnery was very good: 2 sea days, 7 islands and again 1 sea day.

The cruise ports: most of them large piers with shops.The older Cruise people do not explore the nice islands but only walk to the port shops. Locals do miss their turnover while they like to show their island and earn money which they need after the terrible hurricanes.

I only booked one tour excursion after the cruise but they combined 3 different tours together.

HAL Rotterdam booking service was very bad. They doesn't give any info about the Orange night. They spoil the pre-fun of cruising!

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Cabin Review

Large Oceanview Stateroom

Very nice with minibar, big tv screen and all facilities and balcony

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

they combined 3 tours together

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Island Tour

good tour over NED and Fr sides of the island

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Island Tour

Didnt get the tour description

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Easy to find a shared taxibus to the beach for $6 pp

Island Tour

a combi of scrolling the city; sightseeing and 2 hrs beach time at Saffire beach

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St. Lucia

Bus with black windows so all windows has to be opened but that was too hot inside. For the guide everything was too much.


North of Martinique does have a fantastic green nature! A good enthousiastic female guide.

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