Won't do Koningsdam again

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

2 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: Balcony

Cabin number: 6204

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

For the money, this cruise is not worth it. Although the itinerary is great, and so is the dining, the rest falls short. Especially the entertainment. On an 11 day cruise, there should have been more shows that dinner wouldn't conflict with.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Confiscated Vermouth upon embarkation. Vermouth is wine.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Lido always crowded, same food every day, but good. Recommend Deli for great pizza and sandwich.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't really care for these.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
With late dining, forget trying to make the shows, dining conflicts. It's either/or.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Witers excellent but busy. Room stewards good. Obtaining drinking water complicated.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Of course cabins are small, but comfortable.

Ship tip

In Caribbean, order water from dining every day. Not automatic. Do early dining for shows.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
No, but eat at Rustic Inn, which is fabulous.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Visit Botanical Garden.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5
Nice to walk around a bit, but be careful where you go.

Daylight Cruise Past Mount Pelee

3 out of 5
Missed because we were sleeping.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Soufriere, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Ship enters Bay, turns and sails past Pitons.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Hired a taxi to drive us around city. (Where Rhianna lived)

Roseau, Dominica

4 out of 5
Shopping at Land.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Lots to do here. Best deal is to go to grocery store a buy liquor. Buy 1 bt Virgin Islands rum, can take 5 more bts thru customs duty free. Only port you can do this.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Too windy to tender. Wouldn't have gone ashore anyway.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Mix up with luggage. Bag with disembarkation tag was loaded to go back onto ship. Took hours to get it back.
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