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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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10 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 19, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8079

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Our favorite part of the cruse was the fellowship with our friends and the social interaction with the other passengers on the ship and during the excursions onshore.  The staff was friendlier than some ships; the food was delicious with lots of variety; cleanliness and the service we received from the staff was top notch; the ports we visited were fun, except for Amber Cove where we felt a little unsafe; the entertainment was good, although a couple of venues were a little close together with no way to block the noise of people passing by; there was a lack of activities at times; there should be a larger choice of beer to include IPA's.  The water was calmer than we have ever seen it which added to our enjoyment. It was an excellent trip.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin Steward was excellent. Plenty of storage - more than normal it seems.

Ship tip

It was one of the nicest ships on which we have sailed.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
The beach onshore near where the ship docked was very nice - no need for a cab or long walk to get there. There were free chairs and palm trees for shade. Restaurants, bars and shops nearby.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

1 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Karel's Bar and Grill on a pier on the waterfront was a delightful respite to stop for a drink before reboarding the ship.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Mambo Beach, a short cab trip away, was great. Easy to return to ship when you want. Restrooms, restaurant and bars right there. Lots of stairs to get down to beach but an elevator is available. Cost was $3.50 entry, $3 for a lounge chair.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We stopped at Moomba Beach, part of our excursion, which was not bad and it had restrooms and restaurants and bars but on our excursion drive around the island, Eagle Beach looked like a beautiful beach on which to spend the day although we are not sure about nearby restrooms. $30 to rent an umbrella at Moomba, but we found palm trees for shade.
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