Beautiful new ship with great food!

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 104

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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17 Night Seafarer & Eastern Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 12, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6037

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

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!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 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
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