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Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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25 Night Mediterranean Legends & Ancient Empires (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 24, 2019

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7153

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Beautiful ship, classy cruise line. There is plenty to do on HAL but it’s less rowdy and more grownup than some cruise lines and that makes it a favorite for us.


2 out of 5
Three hour wait between airport arrival and transport to cruise terminal. When buses arrived, travelers who had just landed were transported first while those waiting for three hours had to wait dome more. Once at the cruise terminal, the process was very smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room ranged from good to great. Pinnacle Grill was excellent. The Lido varied and was sometimes too crowded.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
The Lincoln Center performers were top notch. We also enjoyed pianist Tian Jiang, the local Dalmatian singers/dancers, and the BBC Earth movie set to live music.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Holland America excels here.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, quiet, nice balcony, lots of storage space

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Rome is an amazing city with warm, friendly people.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Stunning natural beauty

Split, Croatia

5 out of 5

Rijeka, Croatia

5 out of 5
There is not as much to do here perhaps, but we enjoyed Trsat Castle and strolling the town. Very nice people.

Trieste, Italy

5 out of 5

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5

Catania, Sicily

5 out of 5
HAL excursion to Taormina was excellent.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
We could easily have spent two days here. So much to see, especially if you like military history, and much of it can be done easily on your own.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
HAL excursion to Pompeii was great.


5 out of 5
Couldn’t have been easier. Best we’ve ever encountered.
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