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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Koningsdam

21 Night Baltic Jewels & Norwegian Fjords (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 27, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10055

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Embarcation easy. and well organized. Day time activities seem slow and maybe more appealing for 70+ but lacked enthusiasm and vitality for my taste. Most of the programming was come listen oh...BUY BUY BUY...Staterooms SMALL , actually smallest Ive seen compared to other ships. Others who cruise this line often said: gelato pay bar, Dive in, and other revenue producing stands added to this ship take away from cabin space. Entertainment in evenings not always happening. Sail away night...no show!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
DRINK-BEverage card: everyone in room needs to buy it, whether they want it or not. This was annoying as it is expensive and not everyone wants sode/smoothies. I understand fridge in room, but room stewards should be able to lock fridge or remove sodas if everyone not interested Food-OK.... have enjoyed other ship menus more

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
What activities.. ?? Programs mostly a come listen/buy something. Computer man boring....took 1 hour session to teach how to create password

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Only two shows by singers/dancers one show by guest illusionist Not every evening had a show Lincoln center stage quartet was good

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom SMALLEST Ive seen compared to other ships Balcony small as well Pull out sofa for third bed uncomfortable and took up all remaining free space in room My stateroom was suppose to have spa benefits, but on board I was told it was only the robe, shower head, soaps in shower that made spa. This was dissapointing since I PAID for more, would have booked a different room

Ship tip

LOOK at another ship

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Easy to get to the ship WITHOUT paying cruise line expensive transfers. Train from airport, 4.20 euro, then 15 min walk to ship

Eidfjord, Norway

5 out of 5
Quaint village/town in beautiful setting....Hike up to see the waterfall

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5
beautiful setting in the fjords

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
quaint village - very tourist oriented- in village beautiful fjords all around

Bergen, Norway

3 out of 5
Big city...nothing quaint about this

Copenhagen, Denmark Did not visit port

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany Did not visit port

Tallinn, Estonia Did not visit port

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Did not visit port

Helsinki, Finland Did not visit port

Stockholm, Sweden Did not visit port

Kiel, Germany Did not visit port

Arhus, Denmark Did not visit port

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
we only had carryon luggage so we left at our own pace
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