A good cruise experience visiting above average ports.

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

9 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2019

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8121

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

A worthwhile cruise for someone wanting a 9 day cruise. Not too long, not too short. Good size ship and clean.


3 out of 5
Very long lines for embarkation.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good, but dining room service was slow for breakfast and dinner.

Tamarind Restaurant

4 out of 5

Very good menu for those who prefer type of food. Sushi was very good. Worth the extra charge.

Pinnacle Grill

5 out of 5

Great food with large portions. A special extra which is worth the charge. Great service as well

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool areas very crowded every day. Lounge chairs around pools never available. go to sundecks for available lounge chairs and quiet time.

Half Moon I

2 out of 5

Much too small for weekend Mass. Need larger area.


5 out of 5
Cruise dancers were excellent. Other entertainers brought on-board were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Except for dining room waiters, all other staff was excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is in very good condition. Layout around pool areas very tight. Too small of seating area for Main Stage area especially for the early show.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin cleanliness was an issue the embarkation day. Rest of cruise very good. Room and bathroom size good. Veranda size OK. Could have more shelves in bathroom.

Ship tip

Enjoy it.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
No excursions here. But try the Water Taxi if you stay a day prior or after the cruise.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
1st time to visit. Took a general sightseeing excursion, Secrets of Tortola. It was very good

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Visited prior. No excursions.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
1st time. Took a general sightseeing excursion, Scenic Antigua. It was worthwhile.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Been there twice before. Took the Ultimate Island Experience excursion. Places visited were very nice with 2 hrs at Magen's beach. Tour guide not very informative.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful as always. Just stayed on the beach and in the water.


4 out of 5
Well organized. Longer wait through Customs due to partial Gov. shutdown.
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