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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Koningsdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 20, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10030

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall all the cruise was spectacular! One suggestion is to wait until all guests have settled before the muster drill. My party of 6 we’re starving and the Lido closed just before we had food. At this time we did not know any other restaurant would be opened after the drill. 3 days later I discovered Dive-In. And pizza 🍕 The last area is the salary of the employees. These people never complain even in conflict w a customer. They have to receive more than 50.0 per month and .35% gratuity charge. The secret to keeping good staff is to give them perks is a decent salary. I could not live on 50.0 per month. This Holland American Cruise line could top any cruise line, if they could increase salary and provide perks! Holland America could far surpass the other criise lines by improving staffs salary and being known as the cruise line that stands by their employees!

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Great! The staff were great and so patient!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I could not believe how every restaurant was so different in their menu, but all of them served delicious food.

Lido Market

5 out of 5

Wonderful food and unbelievable employees! Always smiling, even when they are trying to close and still a line. Never a sigh of fatigue or being annoyed. Just continued to work until all customer in line were served

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I loved the excersize equip on the decks, and walking the jogging track. I was disappointed not to play tennis or pickle ball due to the large holes in the net. But I will play next time!!

The Retreat

5 out of 5

The Spa was awesome and the treatment offered s were a!amazing

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Excellent They helped me at least 4times w the Navigatot. I did not to put any charges on my room bill. Hey let me use my credit card to pay for items separately Thecruise was a Christmas giftt

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great shows and well thought out movies. The entertainment was excellent!

World Stage

5 out of 5

The film with the orchestra was unbelievable! Imagine just focusing on Penguins

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Purell stations , the special sinks to wash hands, the cleanliness of the bathrooms and carpets.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wonderful! Lots of storage! Super clean! I could eat of the floor. Robert and “Jab” were the best stewards!.? Always helpful. I left them an extra tip.

Ship tip

This is the finest ship you will ever sail on. Be sure to tip your stewards extra. They only receive about 50.0 s month from Carnival and only .35% of the built in gratitudity. They are the finest crew you will ever meet.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island!

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Because of the Diaster after the hurricanes Too many people no jobs, no money. I could never get off a cruise ship, when people have lost everything.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

Because of the aftermath of the Hurricane. These people are still in hardship. Destruction everywhere.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
The beach was so beautiful! And the BBQ lunch was great!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was so easy and well organized. I left the ship the exact time it said on my disembark instruction sheet.
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