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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5

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

Sail date: November 19, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5 134

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I've cruised 13 times and this was the best ship, best food, best cabin and absolutely the best itinary. My cabin was on the 5th floor and I never felt any movement nor heard any noise.


5 out of 5
Good. Boarded at 1 pm just like they said.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only ate in the dining room once. Prime rib dinner was excellent. Lido was excellent as usual and the best hambergers were made by the Lido Pool.

Culinary Arts Center

5 out of 5

The meal was exceptional and the interaction with the Chef was awesome. Highly recommended.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
In got a thermal spa pass for $249 for the entire 10 days. I loved it and always get one.


5 out of 5
BB King was excellent as was Abba Fab.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As expected, Holland America excels in service. However, the only thing that really bugs me is the "hard sell" when you board the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect balcony cabin.

Ship tip

Book a cruise on the Konigsdam. The music theme is wonderful. For some reason, this ship is much easier to get around. Maybe because it doesn't have the outside elevator.

Ports of call

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Went on the Intro to Scuba Diving excursion which was perfect. Now I am going to learn at home to do it again. The reef was spectacular.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Did two excursions. Took a ride around the island in the morning and went to see native dancers on the beach at night. Both were very interesting and worth the price.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Love this island. Took an excursion Aruba by land and sea. Went to a vessel where we saw the wreck. Awesome!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Brand new port. Very nice. Went to the aquarium to swim with the dolphins. Excursion was a little too long as there wasn't much to do there as they wouldn't let us sit on their beach for some reason.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Took the Segway excursion again. Loved it. Felt bad because the island took a hit by the 2 hurricanes. Carnival did a great job opening the port quickly.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
A tropical storm came through before we had lunch. Very disappointing because I love the private island.


5 out of 5
I had priority disembarkation because I had a 9:40 a.m. flight and got right off and to the Airport with 45 minutes to spare. Excellent.
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