Need earplugs

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Koningsdam

24 Night Mediterranean Legends & Ancient Empires (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I mostly enjoy the cruise, but the extremely noisy dining room put a damper on dinner every day. We try to avoid the dining room a few nights, but our choice is always to go to the main dining room. We heard the fixed time dining room Is not as noisy. The dining times are either too early or too late. That’s why we usually enjoy the anytime dining option. We can go based on our activities for that day.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was fine. Due to less staff, service is slow. Biggest problem is noise level. Using a sound meter, the noise registered as a rock concert. It is so loud that you can’t hear the person next to you, let alone across the table. Low ceilings, no sound absorbing tiles, just deafening. Everyone who works in the dining room must suffer hearing loss from all the noise.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool area is great!

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Hardly anything memorable in World Theater. Juggler was excellent. Also enjoyed Lincoln Center Stage.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was kind friendly and efficient.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Like older Holland America ships layouts better. Common areas were definitely clean and well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent spacious cabin. Spacious veranda where we enjoyed breakfast on early excursion days. Incredible amount of storage. Bathtub should have a hanging showerhead because the shower, although very nice, is small. a shower curtain and showerhead in the bathtub would be helpful.

Ship tip

Bring earplugs!

Ports of call

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Climb the walls!

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5
Sailing out of the bay of Kotor was the best part.

Split, Croatia

3 out of 5
Walked around the old city. Looks like all the other old cities on our trip.

Koper, Slovenia

5 out of 5
Went to see the Lippizanner stallion stud farm. It was excellent and so fun to pet the horses.

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5
All day small group excursion all over Corfu. The experience was wonderful and the views are amazing.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
Excellent tour of them Mdina and Valletta. Very crowded but still excellent.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Visited Isle of Capri with a tour group. Very hot and crowded, but the views from the chairlift in the top of the mountain or so memorable. Totally touristy but still worth a visit.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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