Transatlantic cruise

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

14 Night Passage To Rome (Ft. Lauderdale To Rome)

Sail date: March 28, 2018

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6007

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed our 24 day cruise and I would highly recommend the excursions through Holland America as 3 of our excursions went long and we got back to the ship late, but they wait for your excursion if you use Holland America even if it’s an hour late!! That’s peace of mind right there!!


5 out of 5
Great experience with the embarkation process, it probably only took 30-40 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Utilizing the dining room rather than visiting the Lido deck was our favorite. Love the special treatment you receive in the dining room.


5 out of 5

Excellent food with a great presentation!! The service was impeccable when we made reservations. This restaurant should be on everyone’s list to try!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
With a trans Atlantic cruise, you are at sea for 7 days. We experienced 2 great presenters that provided excellent topics. I can tell you that these presentations had a full attendance twice a day. The America’s test kitchen was another very popular presentation that provided us with lots of tips on cooking that favorite dish!


5 out of 5
We’ve been on many cruises but the entertainment on this cruise was by far the best you will experience.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service you receive on this ship is exceptional in every way. From the staff you meet walking down the hall to your food steward that help you each day ... there is always a smile with a greeting!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is a new ship, only 2 years old. The crew is constantly cleaning and maintains this ship. It really shows!! What a great touch to have a mat with the day of the week in all the elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A very comfortable cabin that was maintained by the best room stewards we’ve experienced. LED lighting throughout, a very nice touch was the usb outlets at the night stands. A very nice shower with plenty of room was a welcome site after a tough day of cruising.

Ship tip

I would recommend that you get a dining room set reservation, rather than dine on your own time. The experience you will have with a food steward that knows you is such a great experience.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Great embarkation at this port.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
What a beautiful port of call!!

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Beautiful port of call. I would suggest Alhambra as an excursion.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5
Such a beautiful city!!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
There is soooi much to do in Rome, do some research based on the time that your there to make the most of this wonderful city. Don’t miss the Vatican, I would suggest the excursion that starts early in the morning that skips the line. The lines will be unbelievable when you get out!!


5 out of 5
Very easy process!!
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