Transatlantic 2019

Koningsdam Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Koningsdam

22 Night Passage To Rome & Mediterranean Legends (Ft. Lauderdale To Rome)

Sail date: April 07, 2019

Ship: Koningsdam

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was 22 days long with 11 ports. Nice and relaxing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Holland America provided a shuttle from the hotel to the pier. Embarkation was swift.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was very good especially the beef. The ‘cafeteria’ was ok but not great.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Not much to do on the ship.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
There were no big shows. The comedian was hilarious and the trio of singers was very good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Storage could have been better but the beds were comfortable. In cabin movies were plentiful and recent box office blockbusters.

Ports of call

Ponta Delgada, Azores

4 out of 5
Excursion: Sete Cidades Crater Lake. Very scenic tour.

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
Excursion: Omission & Cetna Countryside. We drove along the coast to Omis,walked thru the town then boarded a riverboat that meandered along the Catina River estuary. Drifted to an old water mill then downstream to a local restaurant for a snack of regional delicacies.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 out of 5
Excursion: Ultimate Scenic Road Train & Wine Tasting. I chose this tour since I had previously toured the walled city. We visited three wineries in the Konavle Valley. We also stopped in the village of Ljuta to visit an old flour mill followed by a short walk to see how wool is prepared for market.

Catania, Sicily

4 out of 5
Excursion: Taormina & the Grecian-Roman Theatre. Pleasant drive to the city perched on a terrace overlooking the sea. Pedestrian only with plenty of cafes and shops. Lovely scenic drive. Could see mount Etna in the distance.

Kotor, Montenegro

3 out of 5
Because our planned excursion was cancelled we took the hop-on-hop-off bus, if you want to call it that. Skip the bus and walk to the Old Town which is located across the street from the pier.

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5
Excursion: Panoramic Corfu. Spectacular scenery high up the mountain.

Korcula Island, Croatia

4 out of 5
Excursion: Peljesac Wines & Vineyards. Took a short boat ride from the island to the Peljesac Peninsula on Croatia’s mainland. Visited two wineries. Scenery was lovely.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very well organized and quick.
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