Best Carribbean Cruise - Koningsdam 11/19-29/17

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Koningsdam

21 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7051

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Will most certainly be going back to all the ports and on the Koningsdam! Best cruise I've ever been on. The Koningsdam is beautiful and the officers and staff very professional. Best food and menu!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy quick and friendly service.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best food I've ever had on a cruise. I've cruised over 20 times - and this cruise had the most wonderful selections and a diversified menu. I enjoyed the best prime rib of my life.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Had a lovely massage in the spa. Piano bar was amazing.

Lido Pool

5 out of 5

Pools were great.

Entertainment

Did not go to show.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the Koningsdam staff, officers were friendly, professional and excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Amazing common areas - everything was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was perfect. 7th floor - front of the ship. Easy access to elevator.

Ship tip

Get on the ship - it will be a great, unforgettable time!

Ports of call

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Went to Washington Park - saw amazing caves and learned about the history of this island. We saw amazingly beautiful beaches and scenic terrain.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
We booked the Santa Barbara Resort through Resorts for a Day. This was a wonderful excursion. Air condoned bus picked us up at port and drove us back. The resort is breathtaking. Beautifully designed - pools and beaches were great. Jaymee was our waiter on the beach - food was delicious and we felt very well taken care of. I highly recommend this to all.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Again booked excursion through Resort for a day. Went to the Riu. A beautiful resort. Food and drinks were included - everyone was very nice.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Booked an excursion through Cruises Only. Amber Cove port is owned by Holland America, if your excursion is not through the ship you have to walk outside of the port facility - be aware this is a long walk. But once on the air conditioned bus we had 3 tour guides, Umberto, Carlos and Nelson was our driver. After seeing some historical sites, we went to the Jack Tar resort where we had the most wonderful beach beds with pillows! Again beautiful venue and beach was great.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Booked excursion through ship. Although we had heard of the devastation of this island, they have been working very hard to repair the damage. The Bahara Beach excursion was wonderful, beach was clean and water crystal clear. We were served a great lunch.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Winds made tenders dangerous.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and hassle free.
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