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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Koningsdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 18, 2018

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7101

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I would definitely go again, but I would not book a future cruise on the ship, way too expensive. Get a good travel agent and have them get you a great deal

Embarkation

4 out of 5
good, no problems, took about 35 mins

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room had many problems, we ate in Buffet most nights. We ate at Pinnacle steak restaurant it was good.. make sure to tell them not to put on a lot of salt, our steak was very salty. The shrimp cocktail and other appetizers were great (you can order as many as you want). You only get one main entree, extras are $10 each. We also went to Tamarind Asian, all the food was lukewarm sent back 2x still no change! We walked out. Guest Service was super, they gave us a full refund.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Lido Pool

3 out of 5

small pool, not enough chairs, when roof is closed no air circulation, it gets very hot!!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
World Stage was great, of the 6 shows 4 were great... two not good. I love the 270 degree screens used in the shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were all great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
it was great

Ship tip

Go to the shows, If you eat in dining room make sure you get served in a timely fashion. We did not have a good waiter. We did enjoy buffet, food is all behind glass.. it's great that no guest can touch the food. Enjoy the Music Walk on deck 2. My only real complaint was there is no adult only area where you can read a book or relax without music.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
The free beach is just off the ship, BUT if you want a chair by the water in front 2 rows you need to pay $20. This was was a rip!! I stayed in 3 row for free.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Great shopping, You must go into town for the best deals, the stores at the pier were more expensive.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beach and ocean was beautiful. Very clean food was very good too.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
very disorganized, too many people and not enough staff
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