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We took a Caribbean cruise on the Koningsdam last year and thoroughly enjoyed. We booked this cruise while on the ship last year. Koningsdam is a new boat and it is a fabulous ship. Great staff! The food was good, however, they need to freshen up desserts. Most are prefab, cakes using whip cream icing, not a lot of imagination until the final night when Baked Alaska was served in the dining room. (Note to Holland, Baked Alaska when served on the Alaskan cruises is made on a chocolate graham cracker or fudge stripe. Much better than the lady finger that was used on this cruise). The ports of call were Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) very nice, although it was comical that the 'Catamaran' sail snorkeled within sight of the boat as was the beach, so much for the 'sail' portion. San Juan was still in rough shape and the 'historical' tour was interesting. St. Thomas with a 'Catamaran' sail to St. John was fantastic. The 'all lady' crew from Minnesota and Wisconsin were fabulous! Good sailors and great hosts. The snorkeling off St. John's beach was great and the beach fabulous! Two days at sea (the initial and next to final day) before ending up at Half Moon Cay were just right. A really great itinerary! We stayed in Fort Lauderdale to miss the mad dash to the airport. The taxi line was extremely long, more than 7 boats and 11-12,000 passengers were all trying to deboard in the span of about 3 hours. I wish Holland had an option of a passenger van to the local hotels. Overall, great cruise, great boat and crew, I would do it again. HOwever, it looks like Holland is raising their prices for next year, so we will see. The one 'production' show was a repeat of last year so we didn't go after peeking in. The BB King Blues Band was even better than last year. Dedrick Davis on trumpet! Billboard on Board - The Piano guys were a little off this year....

7 Day Eastern Carribean - St. Thomas

Koningsdam Cruise Review by Stevelex56

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom
We took a Caribbean cruise on the Koningsdam last year and thoroughly enjoyed. We booked this cruise while on the ship last year.

Koningsdam is a new boat and it is a fabulous ship. Great staff! The food was good, however, they need to freshen up desserts. Most are prefab, cakes using whip cream icing, not a lot of imagination until the final night when Baked Alaska was served in the dining room. (Note to Holland, Baked Alaska when served on the Alaskan cruises is made on a chocolate graham cracker or fudge stripe. Much better than the lady finger that was used on this cruise).

The ports of call were Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) very nice, although it was comical that the 'Catamaran' sail snorkeled within sight of the boat as was the beach, so much for the 'sail' portion.

San Juan was still in rough shape and the 'historical' tour was interesting.

St. Thomas with a 'Catamaran' sail to St. John was fantastic. The 'all lady' crew from Minnesota and Wisconsin were fabulous! Good sailors and great hosts. The snorkeling off St. John's beach was great and the beach fabulous!

Two days at sea (the initial and next to final day) before ending up at Half Moon Cay were just right. A really great itinerary!

We stayed in Fort Lauderdale to miss the mad dash to the airport. The taxi line was extremely long, more than 7 boats and 11-12,000 passengers were all trying to deboard in the span of about 3 hours. I wish Holland had an option of a passenger van to the local hotels.

Overall, great cruise, great boat and crew, I would do it again. HOwever, it looks like Holland is raising their prices for next year, so we will see.

The one 'production' show was a repeat of last year so we didn't go after peeking in. The BB King Blues Band was even better than last year. Dedrick Davis on trumpet!

Billboard on Board - The Piano guys were a little off this year....
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Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VE 6089
The ship is new and the cabin was excellent!
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