Beautiful ship with great food and service. Beautiful ports of call.

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Koningsdam

10 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 02, 2020

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11019

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed the ship and the staff. The weather was perfect and the ports were beautiful. Even though we didn't have enough to do during the sea days we took the opportunity to rest up. I would highly recommend Holland America. They definitely have the best food of any cruise line that we have sailed with.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There was not very many activities on the ship during the day and at sea days so we watched movies in the room. At night we visited the BB Kings Blues Club, the Rock and Roll Club, and the Piano Bar. We also attended all of the shows on the Main stage and watched a couple of movies at night poolside on the big screen.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

No children went with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service from our room stewards Sano and Potu. The Lido staff were also exceptional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship. It was always very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room for us. It was very comfortable and clean.

Ship tip

The ship seems to be geared toward an older crowd. If you are a senior citizen this is the cruise for you. Very laid back.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Not enough time. We went from airport to ship and from the ship to the airport.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Beautiful island. Holland America sponsored a Barbecue for all the guests. It was very nice. Lots of photo opportunities. We are not sun people so we didn't get into the water sports or laying in the sun. It was worth going to the island and seeing the beauty.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Not too many selections on shore excursions but we did go to the lighthouse and rode around the area. The port was pretty.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We took the tour to the Jesus Christ statue and the Botanical Gardens. We had an excellent tour guide that told us so much about the area. We loved this port.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5
We didn't have alot of excursions to choose from so we chose the trolley ride through town. It was OK but could have seen the same thing on foot. Bonaire had some beautifully colored buildings. We enjoyed our day there. The water was so clear you could see the brightly colored blue fish swimming close to the docking area of the ship.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
What a beautiful port. I had been before but it was even more beautiful this time around. We took the Land and sea excursion. Glad we got to see it.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
This was my 2nd trip to Aruba. There were many changes than from the 1st time I was hear. We took the town and country excursion and saw some rock formations which was amazing, a lighthouse which was beautiful, Alto Vista church, and the Natural bridge. This excursion was well worth what we paid for it.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy disembarkation. We did have to wait to get our luggage for about 30 minutes after we got off the ship. We had a flight to catch which made the waiting a little harder.

Traveler Photos

This was my favorite photo out of the 1000 photos I took.  Just beautiful.
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