Ist Holland America cruise .... some high points and some not-so-good ones

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Mediterranean Treasures & Passage to America
Sail Date: October 12, 2016
Ship: Koningsdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6048
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was my 14 cruise.  Always nice to be on a sparkling new ship.  Great cabin with decent size balcony, fabulous shower and a super cabin steward.  While decks 2 and 3 (containing most of the restaurants, shops, music and entertainment venues) were very attractive and fun to walk around, I missed the constant activity and gathering place I'm used to on Princess ... the Piazza.   The theater in the round was a plus and the entertainment there was top notch.  The low point on this cruise was the poor coordination and service in the main dining room.  It is an attractive venue but the acoustics are terrible and the combination of constant background noise and poor, spotty service were frustrating.  On the other hand I loved the food and service at Canaletto and Tamarind.  Finally, the cruise director was blah....  there just didn't seem to be much going on once the restaurants closed.   I will plan to return to Princess for most of my future cruising, but do plan to try one of the new Viking ocean going ships

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was the second best ship cabin I've ever had... but a very close second The first was a mini-suite on the Royal Princess. Wonderful layout, bathroom especially the shower was top-notch. Room steward was excellent

Ship Tip

dining room staff functioning seems like a "Chinese fire drill." They don't listen well and are very rushed and chaotic. This was a low point for us

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fabulous place ... my first time there... I want to go back and explore some more
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