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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Koningsdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2018

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 4108

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As a entrepreneurial family we all work together and this was our 1st family vacation in about 20 years. It was a 1st cruise for half the group. The cruise was nice but maybe for our group size and ages we should've picked a cruise with more activities, entertainment, night life and kids activities. This was not the right cruise line for us. My dad has been on many cruises and was disappointed by the cabins and cruise overall. He paid to upgrade rooms and was very dissatisfied with the rooms for the kind of money he paid.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Entertainment

2 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
for the price paid, it was very small for a family of 4. The balcony was our favorite!

Ship tip

Unless you are a senior citizen, do not sail with this company

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Great port, loved the beach but water shoes a must, sand is very gravel like. More food options in the port would've been nice though.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Our favorite stop on the entire cruise. Loved the culture, the architecture, people! We took a private tour (didn't book ahead as there are always many waiting) and there were about 14 of us. Tour guide was awesome! We didn't want to leave :(

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5
Worst stop! After very rude bus/tour operators argued with our entire group about rate for the tour they became very confrontational. Who would want to take a tour with an aggressive driver in a foreign country? Umm, no. I ended up taking my baby back to the ship and we stayed on the ship the entire day with my entire family taking a tour with another driver which they said was lovely. The feedback was we could've skipped this stop altogether!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
The water was beautiful but freezing! It was the coldest day. Even the kiddies water play area was freezing. The food was way on the other side of this private island. I also would prefer that passengers get an option to go the the mainland of Bahamas to see the sights. Did we travel all this way to sit at another beach?! An option for those wanting to visit the mainland would be nice. I felt hostage a bit.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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