Koningsdam

3.9 out of 5
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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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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best Ever

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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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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Personal Review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Diningroom experience  classical music concerts.

Excellent food with great selection,

Courteous, friendly and helpful staff.

The whole ship was clean, orderly and neat. Beautiful flowers on  tables.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Getting away from the cold

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I would definitely recommend this cruise to everyone. It is not too long, has excellent ports and beaches along with enough sailing time to enjoy the ships amenities. The music and shows were excellent. My granddaughter especially enjoyed the afternoon teas with the small sandwiches and sweets.

It difficult to choose a favorite thing on the cruise, each day had a different highlight. Seeing whales, afternoon teas, the culture of San Juan, and the beautiful beaches of St Tomas, Grand Turks, and Half Moon Cay.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
4 out of 5

Beautiful new ship with great food!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The Koningsdam's strengths:

-Brand new ship with nicely done cabins.  There is more than enough storage space for clothing, shoes, toiletries, etc.  The bathroom has an extra large shower with glass door, so no shower curtain sticking to your body while you bathe.

-Best food on any cruise ship we've been on (about 16 cruises under our belt).

-Friendliest and most attentive staff of any ship.  We never saw our cabin steward.  He/she always gave us our privacy when we put the sign on our door, and the cabin was always cleaned promptly when we left to do activities.

-B.B. King's Blues Lounge was rockin', and guests were dancing every night.

-Ship's own singer and dancers were very talented, and productions were very good.

-Even with 2600 passengers, plus crew, the ship never felt crowded or had long lines for food, disembarkation, etc.

The Koningsdam's weaknesses:

-Long wait for embarkation on departure day.  That system needs a little "tweaking."

-Typical Caribbean itinerary, offering typical Caribbean tours.  Nothing special.

-Entertainers brought onboard were a little weak, consisting of jugglers and comedians. 

-Reservations for the dining room were hard to get.  Do this way ahead of time.

 

Overall, a very good ship and cruise!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Very good, nice ship some teething troubles

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The ship was mostly very good, the crew mostly Philippine and Malay were excellent, several attendees walked out.

Some components of the Spa did not work and were not repaired, locks in changing room, Heated pool temperature inconsistent. Spa staff seemed disinterested (especially the male trainer)

Entertainment mixed but generally good. juggler excellent and funny, one comedian last evening was badly inappropriate several cruisers got up and left the show.

Food not as good as other Holland America cruises but still very good (just not excellent) Menu a little limited. Dinning room staff seemed overworked, which caused first and second sitting to overlap twice. 

Lido food very good better variety that dinning room. More trash cans needed especially for disposing of used tea bags.

 

Still a very good cruise, I am a bit picky, good time, I would recommend this cruise to others.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Very relaxing

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The cruise ship was amazingly beautiful, and the staff was wonderful.  I'm at a age where I like to relax but also have some activities available on the ship.  I appreciate that there are very few children but there could be more activities poolside that involve weveryone.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Quick cruise get away!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Highly recommend this ship as it is new. The staff were pleasant and cheerful ALL the time. The rooms were spacious for each category. .Don't forget to check if balcony is obstructed as you will be angry to have paid for balcony views but don't get it! Passengers are generally middle age to retirees and more travel saavy rather than a party ship. The special dining restaurants were done very well but pricey..( Lunch specials there were only $10 so watch for that).. The spa was organized and daily deals were a good price. The classes were varied and repeated.   There is no library and hard to find area to play cards without noise.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Pro an cons of this cruise

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Best Lido deck food ever . Best staff ever 

$250 for wi fi . Upcharge for everything. 

Terrible on board activities and poor entertainment 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

what a great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

What a great cruise. I cannot desire better  I must point out that  the room service was exceptional. The music at BB KINGS WAS ON POINT' Thanks to all and keep up the great job See u soon    

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

New Ship Rates High Praise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The music was outstanding; the guest entertainers were nothing special unless you love Las Vegas style; the services were excellent; food was great; however, there is virtually nothing open for a late night snack after the last restaurant closes at 10:00 pm.  They could have one or two stations open in the Lido late at night.

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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

Linoz
Contributor Level: Purser

If you go to the spa be sure to bring your own slippers as they are not provided as they were on the other ships. Not sure if this is a fleet wide policy now or just on the Koningsdam? Also the lockers in the dressing room didn't lock either. They were all out of order.

nancyrhyme
Contributor Level: Purser

The best meatball sandwich I've ever had in the deli on deck 10, and I was told their pizza was outstanding.

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