Very Dissapointing

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Koningsdam

11 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 10, 2018

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1107

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Being a newer ship, I was very disappointed in the slow service and lack of organization. As usual Holland does not begin to compare with the other cruise lines for activities. They have a misconception that seniors don't want to do the fun activities that other cruise lines offer. They cater to an old crowd that isn't interested in anything fun. Will not be sailing on Holland for a while.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
ok

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room was a joke. Extremely slow service, and food was horrible. Buffet food was better, but same slow service.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
BBKing blues lounge was amazing. Rolling Stone was ok until they got into too much hard rock.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Cabin steward was great. Waiters very slow and didn't seem to enjoy their job much.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Layout very good, bed was great, plenty of storage space, good TV, and totally satisfied.

Ship tip

After a few days it is very boring, especially on sea days. The only thing fun to do was the BB King and Rolling Stone music. They accommodate GAYS but do nothing for singles. Even the elderly passengers were complaining about having nothing fun to do.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Dutch side is nice, french side horrible.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

1 out of 5
It is French, so there were stores that wouldn't even speak to you if you didn't speak French. There were demonstrations in the streets because of rioting going on in France, so went back to ship to avoid any trouble.

Daylight Cruise Past Mount Pelee

5 out of 5
The ship did a 360 turn while giving a history lesson about the Pitons, which was very interesting.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Its ok but you haven't missed anything if you don't go there.

Soufriere, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Very poverty stricken, and town is bad condition

Roseau, Dominica

2 out of 5
Again, very poverty stricken also.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Nothing special about this port.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
It is one of my favorite places. Pristine beach, beautiful water, and a relaxing place to be.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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