Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Understafffed and Lifeboats Obstructing View on Deck 5

Sail Date: July 03, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The Koningsdam was understaffed by 20% and it can be felt in the meal service.  Service was bare minimum.  The cruise director did not make important announcement such as the beginning of scenic cruising.  As a result, no one knew of it.  The life boats obstruct the view on deck 5. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
in-room safe had problems and had to call for assistance. Toilet had delay in flushing and had to call for maintenance twice. Cabin light had problems.
Destinations and Excursions
Buying independently is 50% cheaper than buying from HAL.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
food was very salty.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
beware of pick pockets. Arrive at Schiphol airport 3 hours before your flight. It is a zoo.
Flaam, Norway
Cruise Sognefjord
cruise director need to inform guests that a scenic cruise is about to happen. Don't just stay silent.
Stavanger, Norway
Kristiansand, Norway
Cruise Oslofjord
Oslo, Norway

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