Very good, nice ship some teething troubles

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 29, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7184

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very good slightly small, bathroom great improvement from older ships. cabin attendant excellent, very attentive

Ship tip

Dutch Café well worth a visit, Spa if you want a discount sign up first day.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

2 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
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