Koningsdam

4.0 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Built: Feb 2016    
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About Koningsdam

Koningsdam is a large ship, carrying 2650 passengers and 1025 crew, and sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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Fantastic trip on a new beautiful ship

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Our experiment with Koningsdam

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This was our first time on Koningsdam but the third time with HollandAmerica Cruise Line.  Food quality - as expected.  Food service - poor.  Some of the food-servers have an attitude that they do not like to serve you more food  when asked.  Most of them have no smile on their faces. Lido Market cleanliness - poor.  We observed how the tables and chairs/seats are being cleaned:  one little green towel is being used to clean more than 10 table tops; all the food residues are swept from the table tops to the chairs/seats; the same towel is used to clean more than 20+chairs and seats; the same towel is used again to clean the bottom of the tables.  There is a big white bucket underneath the dirty dishes counter but contains very little water; however, we are not seeing the little green towel is being washed in the bucket.  The floor is vacummed while the passages are still eating.  We are forced to lift our feet so that our eating area can be vacuumed.  The coffer/tea/water bars are always wet. Dining room service - good.  Stateroom - bathroom is a plus; our housekeepers are keeping our stateroom clead and orderly; they are friendly and cheerful. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Mixed review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Had wonderful dining room service (hats off to Eddie) and great cabin steward (DaDang was really good), Jewelry store staff was terrific (Mariana, Lavinia and Eric). Alex with the Shore Excursions desk was outstanding in helping us pick out meaningful and physically doable tours. Did not like some of the changes to cruising that Holland America and other cruise lines are making. Food was mediocre, and limited in its variety. Main stage entertainment was nothing special, although I did like the fact that they had different lounges for different types of music,

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful crossing.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I very much enjoyed the trip itself, the boat was new and modern, the food fantastic as well as the entertainment. Staff was helpful, friendly, and attentive. Wonderful people from all over the world, although mainly the Philippines and Indonesia.

 

I would highly recommend this way of travel to any who enjoy the water.Happy

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We loved our cruise and this new ship is just wonderful -- we loved the clean smooth fresh lines and how neat and clean everything is from top to bottom. The "Behind the Scenes" tour that was an additional USD150 was a nice way to see what happens behind the scenes but we were a bit sad that the captain was too busy to see the entire group for it's two-day tour. Nonetheless, the seas were not too rough and the entire staff was just over the top wonderful. A trip we will certainly make again in the near future! 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Adriatic adventures

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I enjoyed the speaker who was a captain in the navy and a MD. He was very informative. 

I loved Croatia. We had an excellent guide 

I think the Greek islands that we had to tender to were beautiful 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Mediterrean Treasures

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

All the ports we were in were all great. My favorite was Santorini. I wish we stayed there for a few more days. One day is not really enough to really explore the place.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Disappointed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My favorite part of the cruise was going to the Islands, the Billboard piano players Sarah and Will and most of the shows.  I didn't like, my cabin location, the food, the embarkation where you were boarded by your number and sat and waited and I felt like I was living in a nursing home for 11 days!  I expected much more going on in the evening then the same two B B King and Billboard for 11 nights, early closures of lounges and eating places and I don't go in a smoke filled Casino, which was really disappointing.  This was my first Holland America Cruise as I'm a Celebrity Cruiser and I don't plan on taking Holland America again.  Very disappointed.  It would be great if I was in my 80's and 90's!  Good for those folks to be able to enjoy.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great trip... but budget in advance

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The ship and crew were spectacular.  Each port had it's good and bad points, but the variety in this cruise is very good.  The amenities on board were very good, but not as many as I've seen on other cruises.  The only bad comment I have is in the Holland America up-sale... too many on board activities require an up-sale and purchase.  We enjoyed the SPA area and wine tastings, but the thermal pool, steam room, heated lounges, and yoga classes all came at an up-sale cost.  We really enjoyed the wine tasting and blend sessions, but these also required up-sale and cost.  Internet and cell phone access was also an up-sale.  We thoroughly  enjoyed this cruise, but we should have budgeted an additional $1,500 to completely enjoy all the ship had to offer... and Holland America should consider increasing their base room cost and providing a more all-inclusive option.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

BEAUTIFUL KONINGSDAM

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The new Koningsdam is a real gem with beautiful lines and a new contemporary look to go along with the old traditional charm.

The cabins and suites are roomy enough to make you feel at home with plenty of space to move around and storage to hold all of your clothes.

The food selections and quality were at a new high level of taste and diversity in all of the dining areas and special restaurants.

A new star on the ocean.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best Ever

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our favorite part of the cruse was the fellowship with our friends and the social interaction with the other passengers on the ship and during the excursions onshore.  The staff was friendlier than some ships; the food was delicious with lots of variety; cleanliness and the service we received from the staff was top notch; the ports we visited were fun, except for Amber Cove where we felt a little unsafe; the entertainment was good, although a couple of venues were a little close together with no way to block the noise of people passing by; there was a lack of activities at times; there should be a larger choice of beer to include IPA's.  The water was calmer than we have ever seen it which added to our enjoyment. It was an excellent trip.

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PLAZA DECK

The Plaza Deck features the lower level of World Stage theater, Digital Workshop, the Piano Bar, Mix, Ocean Bar, Merabella Luxury Shops, Signature Shops,...

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Be sure to visit the Grand Dutch Cafe for delicious treats that are complimentary.

rxcaldera
Contributor Level: Purser

Take the several sets of stairs to take in the art work. Workout at the gym!

magdalenechang
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

If you get up late and the Lido Market is closed, get your breakfast bagel on Deck 11 where the pizzas and sandwiches are servies. We all enjoyed our breakfast begels.

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