MS Konsingdam Caribbean cruise

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Koningsdam

21 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 22, 2020

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5138

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Holland America is our second choice of cruise lines because they Nickle and dime you for every thing. Oceania our preferred line because no extra charge for specialty restaurants, sodas, water, activities. Would still do the Konsingdam again if Oceania not available.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Walk right on, no line when embarkation started

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining Room excellent good and service. Lido Market very good but crowded. Specialty restaurants not used because their add on fees are excessive.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center was extensive but scheduled exercises like spinning cost extra.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows good but you had to arrive 45-30 minutes ahead to get a seat. Theater to small for the d ze of the ship. There are 4 music venues but they run 3 of them at the same time each evening. All music venues full up do seats were hard to find if not early.

Children's Programs

Only one small child aboard. Cruise not designed for minors.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent staff, room stewards, waiters. Top notch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained inside and out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of closets, drawers USB ports, 120 vac outlets. Comfortable queen bed.

Ship tip

Remember they charge extra for everything.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Water taxi ride which traveled the waterways with narration of homes and mega yachts.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Island tour. Still lots of repairs being done because of 2017 hurricane. Very kind and nice people.

Daylight Cruise Past Mount Pelee

1 out of 5
Did not see.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5
Visited on a Sunday. Odtly closed for Sunday except tourist pop ups on the pier.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Paid Shuttle to town took you to the jewelry stores.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Pretty port pier either usually lol tourist shops. Did island tour to get a general overview of the island.

Soufriere, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
This was a drive by photo spot. OK.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Nice popular port. Did island panarama tour. 30 minutes was not enough time to climb to the top of Brimstone Hill and the other areas of the fort.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Did scenic tour of island and the Sky ride. Very nice.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Lots of water activities. Excursions ok but over priced.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Longer wait then was described. But with no issues. One issue was that there was no security to make sure you had only your bags when you left.
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