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Linoz says ...
Jan 14, 2017

If you go to the spa be sure to bring your own slippers as they are not provided as they were on the other ships. Not sure if this is a fleet wide policy now or just on the Koningsdam? Also the lockers in the dressing room didn't lock either. They were all out of order.

nancyrhyme says ...
Jan 11, 2017

The best meatball sandwich I've ever had in the deli on deck 10, and I was told their pizza was outstanding.

glomarrone says ...
Dec 23, 2016

Be sure to visit the Grand Dutch Cafe for delicious treats that are complimentary.

solotripbliss says ...
Oct 21, 2017

Ships are being promoted with slogans and often gimmicky "themes". The theme for Koningsdam is music - the decor throughout the ship uses musical references, and the programming of the concerts lives up to that promoted theme - no gimmick in this case! It's still a fairly new ship. I had read about "teething troubles" on early cruises, but by the time I took my cruise everything seemed to have been worked out, I recall no hiccups. While I can't comment on many items that are important to other pax ("fine" dining, alcohol service, group activities etc.), my experience was overwhelmingly positive. A minus point: The audience of the classical concerts from the Lincoln Center Stage is being bothered, often greatly, by noises from passers-by who may not be aware of the concert because they can't see across - there should be a staffer placed right there to ask them to "keep it down". And the electronic quasi-musical rings and dings from the slot machines in the nearby casino should be turned off during performances. What I don't understand is how smoking can be allowed indoors in the casino - it stinks up the concert space and passage ways far and wide. By December of 2018 the ship will be in dry dock and the location of the Lincoln Center Stage will be removed to the back of the ship - let's hope that this will take care of these issues. I happen to get really annoyed by constant background music - the cheesy pop-music type in particular (like hearing, as I did one day during a meal, what seemed like a hundred repetitions of "help me Rondo, help help me Rondo" - whoever the blasted Rondo is or was, I could have killed him or her). On recent Celebrity cruises this was a serious issue that drove me to my cabin when there was no escaping the "music" and its repetition of a very short playlist in the buffet restaurant. So I was pleased to hear that the background music in the Lido Market restaurant was mostly played at a much lower volume. Not so on sun decks of course, but to the ship's designers' credit, there was always a nook and a cranny to be found where the "music" was either distant or not audible. Do most people really want to hear loud non-stop music day-in day-out? Beats me.

rxcaldera says ...
May 19, 2017

Take the several sets of stairs to take in the art work. Workout at the gym!

magdalenechang says ...
May 17, 2017

If you get up late and the Lido Market is closed, get your breakfast bagel on Deck 11 where the pizzas and sandwiches are servies. We all enjoyed our breakfast begels.

dfeola says ...
Apr 05, 2017

The Tamarind restaurant was well worth the price. We highly recommend the Blend if you like wine. We really enjoyed the Spa area although the cost of the thermal pool and steam room area was expensive.

Cruiser47389724 says ...
Mar 09, 2017

It was one of the nicest ships on which we have sailed.

Cruiser56706517 says ...
Feb 24, 2017

Attend as many evening shows as possible, they are terrific

bnbr32 says ...
Feb 08, 2017

Be sure to see the BB King all stars and the Billboard music venue.

hausfrau says ...
Dec 27, 2016

Do your research BEFORE you book. cruisedeckplans.com will give you information that you will not find anywhere else, for a minimal fee. Find out where your room will be, and what if anything, may be a problem with it. Your comfort in your stateroom is EVERYTHING, so be sure it's going to suit you.

glchor says ...
Nov 14, 2016

I enjoyed the Windows Digital Workshop program very much. Learned a lot.

kfly says ...
Nov 12, 2016

Make reservations early for cooking class and lunch in Culinary Arts if interested. I waited and it filled up for the remainder of the cruise. Movies by the pool were difficult at times as they did maintenance during the movie and you couldn't hear!

johncmuehlbauer says ...
Jun 16, 2016

We booked our excursions with non-Holland America providers at savings of about 35%. We also used the Hop-on Hop-off buses at Bergin ans Alesund for excellent city tours- options not offered by Holland America. We bought our train tickets at Flaam directly from the railroad at substantial savings.

macivy says ...
May 26, 2016

Try to become familiar about the ships facilities soon after getting on the ship.

mermet says ...
Nov 14, 2017

Study the outlay of the ship beforehand.

bellestar1 says ...
Nov 10, 2017

Enjoy the Music Walk. Just

Bucky63 says ...
Nov 10, 2017

Do not buy their internet package! It is way over-priced. Look for "hot spots" in the various ports.

MtGal88 says ...
Nov 05, 2017

Try it, even though it is the largest ship in the HAL fleet, it feels small.

woody9921874336 says ...
Nov 01, 2017

Go to entertainment in the lounges , so professional and so good. Just as good as going to a concert that cost mega bucks. Definitely the highlight of the ship. Service also the best.


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