e had boarding in San Diego. I did all the pre boarding requirements on the HAL website and on VeriFLY. Our boarding pass said that a REAL ID-compliant driver's license was ok BUT the dock personnel did not seem to know that, we got shuffled over to another area and were finally told it was ok and we were allowed onboard.
The Koningsdam is a nice ship and seemed to be very clean. We got to our cabin and our ship cards were in an envelope by the door. We had a Balcony cabin and it was nice just like the other HAL ships we were on. We met our cabin attendants Alex and Mas and they were outstanding the entire cruise.
Our first night we had reservations at the Pinnacle Grill. The Clothesline Candied Bacon was yummy! The steaks were just OK, but the service was very good. The main dining room was not crowded but we asked for a sharing table and they never put anyone else with us. The next night we asked for a sharing table and to be by the window. They put us four tables away from the window but we did get 3 people to join us. Food was ok and service was adequate. The rest of the cruise we just ate at the Ledo Market which had a better variety of choices and good service. We also tried the New York Deli & Pizza and the Dive-in for lunch which we both liked.
Nice balcony stateroom, plenty of room. We had an excellent location and great cabin attendants :-)
Tender port. What we saw we liked. Our itinerary change left us with little time in Catalina and NO HAL excursions offered :-(
Lots to see and do here. Check out Balboa park and Old Town.
We were overnight here and still wanted to see more. Muir Woods is a must see.
Tender port. We took a nice trolly tour here. Check out the pier, nice to walk on.