Overall a good trip but some issues with Dinner reservations

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.2 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: 6039

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great trip. We did have some initial problems with dining reservations. When we purchased our trip, we were told there were some problems with the computer in making early dinner reservations. The agent assured us that we could do that once we got on board. However, we learned that early dinner reservations were not possible since these had been all booked full many months prior to even sailing out. We are vegetarians, and we learned that we needed to select our menu every day for the next day's dinner. We gave up after three nights of trying and just went up to the Lido thereafter.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffets were good but somewhat crowded. Hygiene was lax in the first few days till it became clear that it was causing some problems with people getting gastroenteritis and other problems and it was tightened!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Some initial problems with dining reservations. We just could not get early dining reservations. Vegetarian meals accommodation was sufficient but not great!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very good layout and design.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect! The cabin attendants were great in keeping it clean and stocked.

Ship tip

Make sur eyou make your dinner reservations long before you board

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

Daylight Cruise Past Mount Pelee

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Just enjoyed the beach - the best in the Caribbean islands we visited

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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