September 2016 - Koningsdam to Europe - Mediterranean
The new ship was amazing --- room was the best we had on the cruise as was the help. Food was amazing especially on the Lido which is now served to you at each station. Bar staff was amazing as were the servers. Was very impressed with the safety drills etc on the ship... Tamarind restaurant was amazing --- Pinnacle and French Restaurant were very good but could use some menu improvements. This ship has two new experiences Blend which is a wine experience were you get to blend your own wine and culinary arts centers were you get to watch the chefs make dinner for you. The may want to look a pairing the two events. Culinary arts center meals are amazing and you don't want to miss this --- blend was a little pricey at $179.00 per couple but you get to keep 4 bottles of wine but there is no food paring included. Disappointments - entertainment on this ship was very disappointing none on the decks non at the crows nest etc... they tried to combine all entertainment in one place BB kings, etc... but it isn't the same. Most ship have comedy shows separate but on numerous evenings the main show room was comedy shows. This ship also does not have a grand court are alike most in the middle which gives you that wide open feeling. We took a shore excursion in Santorini the excursion was rushed it included a wine tour that was a mass produced winery that we were hurried in and out of.