Koningsdam Reviews

131 reviews




5 out of 5

CRUISE OF EXCELLENCE by ArmenMakasjian

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The cruise exceeded our expectations in every aspect. I highly recommend this ship. I would choose Holland America as a first option. The ship sets the standard for quality in the industry.

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4 out of 5

Almost very good by anfield

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Having cruised before with Celebrity, this was our first trip with HAL. Would choose Celebrity in future, all things considered, just because the little details were better executed in our opinion.

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4 out of 5

Ok but not my favorite cruise line by nogo

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Embarcation easy. and well organized. Day time activities seem slow and maybe more appealing for 70+ but lacked enthusiasm and vitality for my taste. Most of the programming was come listen oh...BUY BUY BUY...Staterooms SMALL , actually smallest Ive seen compared to other ships. Others who cruise this line often said: gelato pay bar, Dive in, and other revenue producing stands added to this ship take away from cabin space. Entertainment in evenings not always happening. Sail away night...no show!

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4 out of 5

Noray cruise by marydineen

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Excellent food in all dining venues. Poor service in main dining room because it is understaffed. Entertainment quickly deteriorated during the week.

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4 out of 5

Koningsdam July 30- Aug 6, 2027 by phchiumd

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Would recommend this particular itinerary and ship. It is a very relaxing experience and plenty of sightseeing. The food at the Lido deck is probably better and faster than the dinning room. Ko ko

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4 out of 5

Beautiful and Picturesque by kfuller74591346

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We enjoyed the ship, the food and the service. The activities were a little light. The reservation only restaurants were all fantastic as was almost all of the crew. We really loved the active options like kayaking and hiking in the ports. Pulpit Rock was beautiful and Flan was one o f the prettiest areas that I have been to. Cruising through the fjords was beautiful.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful time on a Wonderful Ship by cynfulllll

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Enjoyed the whole 14 days. Staff and locations could not have been better. Just be prepared for cold and rain since that is the norm in Norway. We had several clear sunny days but was told this is not the norm.

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5 out of 5

Nine Norwegian ports and 5 sea days by ronmurakami

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The Fjords, cities and Norwegian countryside are beautiful.  This is the best of Norway on a fantastic, new ship. 

 

Being a new ship, the climate control in the cabin works well and the rooms are well insulated so there are few noises other than the toilet flushing.  The television could use more development.  The initial volume level is scary and the channel selection is sparse.

 

 

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5 out of 5

Fjords and Midnight Sun by melreed

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Calculating the sun's lowest point, elevation and direction at the time of the Vernal Equinox was the most interesting activity for me.   Experiencing the vast network of fjords of Norway was the most geographically and geologically interesting..

The piano quintet performances were outstanding entertainment.

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2 out of 5

Our experiment with Koningsdam by magdalenechang

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This was our first time on Koningsdam but the third time with HollandAmerica Cruise Line.  Food quality - as expected.  Food service - poor.  Some of the food-servers have an attitude that they do not like to serve you more food  when asked.  Most of them have no smile on their faces. Lido Market cleanliness - poor.  We observed how the tables and chairs/seats are being cleaned:  one little green towel is being used to clean more than 10 table tops; all the food residues are swept from the table tops to the chairs/seats; the same towel is used to clean more than 20+chairs and seats; the same towel is used again to clean the bottom of the tables.  There is a big white bucket underneath the dirty dishes counter but contains very little water; however, we are not seeing the little green towel is being washed in the bucket.  The floor is vacummed while the passages are still eating.  We are forced to lift our feet so that our eating area can be vacuumed.  The coffer/tea/water bars are always wet. Dining room service - good.  Stateroom - bathroom is a plus; our housekeepers are keeping our stateroom clead and orderly; they are friendly and cheerful. 

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3 out of 5

Mixed review by msteveandarlene

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Had wonderful dining room service (hats off to Eddie) and great cabin steward (DaDang was really good), Jewelry store staff was terrific (Mariana, Lavinia and Eric). Alex with the Shore Excursions desk was outstanding in helping us pick out meaningful and physically doable tours. Did not like some of the changes to cruising that Holland America and other cruise lines are making. Food was mediocre, and limited in its variety. Main stage entertainment was nothing special, although I did like the fact that they had different lounges for different types of music,

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3 out of 5

Adriatic adventures by lolo0341

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I enjoyed the speaker who was a captain in the navy and a MD. He was very informative. 

I loved Croatia. We had an excellent guide 

I think the Greek islands that we had to tender to were beautiful 

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5 out of 5

Mediterrean Treasures by floraagana

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All the ports we were in were all great. My favorite was Santorini. I wish we stayed there for a few more days. One day is not really enough to really explore the place.

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5 out of 5

Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe! by jamesromanella

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We loved our cruise and this new ship is just wonderful -- we loved the clean smooth fresh lines and how neat and clean everything is from top to bottom. The "Behind the Scenes" tour that was an additional USD150 was a nice way to see what happens behind the scenes but we were a bit sad that the captain was too busy to see the entire group for it's two-day tour. Nonetheless, the seas were not too rough and the entire staff was just over the top wonderful. A trip we will certainly make again in the near future! 

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5 out of 5

Wonderful crossing. by rxcaldera

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I very much enjoyed the trip itself, the boat was new and modern, the food fantastic as well as the entertainment. Staff was helpful, friendly, and attentive. Wonderful people from all over the world, although mainly the Philippines and Indonesia.

 

I would highly recommend this way of travel to any who enjoy the water.Happy

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2 out of 5

Disappointed by Hopeaship

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My favorite part of the cruise was going to the Islands, the Billboard piano players Sarah and Will and most of the shows.  I didn't like, my cabin location, the food, the embarkation where you were boarded by your number and sat and waited and I felt like I was living in a nursing home for 11 days!  I expected much more going on in the evening then the same two B B King and Billboard for 11 nights, early closures of lounges and eating places and I don't go in a smoke filled Casino, which was really disappointing.  This was my first Holland America Cruise as I'm a Celebrity Cruiser and I don't plan on taking Holland America again.  Very disappointed.  It would be great if I was in my 80's and 90's!  Good for those folks to be able to enjoy.

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5 out of 5

BEAUTIFUL KONINGSDAM by sandstromrick

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The new Koningsdam is a real gem with beautiful lines and a new contemporary look to go along with the old traditional charm.

The cabins and suites are roomy enough to make you feel at home with plenty of space to move around and storage to hold all of your clothes.

The food selections and quality were at a new high level of taste and diversity in all of the dining areas and special restaurants.

A new star on the ocean.

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