Great HAL cruise as usual!

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall Rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Koningsdam

21 Night Midnight Sun & Viking Sagas (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 10, 2018

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 1022

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Another wonderful Cruise with HAL! Several days of chilly, rainy weather could not ruin our enjoyment of Western Norway & her beautiful fjords & mins!

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Eat dinner early so you can go to several of the music offerings each evening!

Ports Of Call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Wonderful museums; great biking in city & surrounding countryside; must do canal cruises, including hop on hop off options.

Haugesund

3 out of 5
Didn't book shore excursion; walked harbor promenade & enjoyed free panorama movie at Scandic Maritime Museum, but should have taken excursion to Bukkoy or Karmoy Islands instead.

Eidfjord, Norway

3 out of 5
Tiny town with easy walking; another good port to take an excursion booked in advance.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Lots to see & do in & around Norway's 2nd largest city! We rode Hop on/off bus & rode funicular up Mt Floyen for great views & nice restaurant or try fish & chips or fish soup at the fish market.

Flaam, Norway

4 out of 5
Get free maps of hikes in Flam Valley; great views from popular Flam Railway round trip to Myrdal & back; don't miss exhibits in Railway Museum.

Geiranger, Norway

4 out of 5
Several popular bus tours up winding roads; we took another Hop on/off bus & hiked to Westeras Farm where we saw ponies, sheep, goats & llamas & had tea; hoped back on bus to ride farther up man to lookout stop with great views!

Molde, Norway

4 out of 5
Opted to walk city including outdoor Romsdal Museum of 40 relocated bldgs, some with narrators describing various times & customs. Missed option of tour to Haholmen Island & Atlantic Ocean Road; "City of Roses" blooms in July.

Honningsvag, Norway

5 out of 5
Best weather we could hope for north of the Arctic Circle! HAL offered great shore excursions for Stappen Island Bird Safari, a King Crab Safari (catch & eat), & a RIB boat & IceBar combo, but we opted for local bus tour to the top of Europe at the North Cape

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Once again we opted to sightsee independently by Hop on/off bus with stops in Old Stavanger, the magnificent cathedral, the Stavanger Museum

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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