Loved the ABC Islands

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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21 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2019

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7180

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I really enjoyed the ABC Islands and the Dominican Republic. The ship was not the best as far as activities and main dining experience. This was my first time on Holland America and I was disappointed in this ship.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining rooms did not have good service and the menu choices were not good. The buffet was great. I did not use specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


2 out of 5
There was not a good variety of entertainment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward and the wait staff in the buffet were great. The dining room wait staff was not very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was very clean and well maintained. The dining rooms and the theater didn't seem to be big enough to accommodate the number of people on board.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our cabin was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a good size with a bigger shower than most cruise ships.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Went to the Everglades to see alligators. Did not see any alligators while on the airboat, but they did have some in captivity.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
If you are a beach person, this would be good for you, but not much other than that.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Didn't care for it.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
I liked the impact excursions that you could take at Amber Cove. It gets you involved with the local people.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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