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We wanted to see Norway and Norway was great. A solid 10 for beautiful fjords, quaint ports and friendly people. Our experience on the Konningsdam was far from perfect. The crew was wonderful, and the ship is beautiful. However, when you start to peel back the layers of the overall experience, it's not all it should be. Let's start with the angle of the toilet in our Veranda Stateroom, #5177. Anyone under 5', or 100 lbs. should have no problem with it. Anyone larger will bang their knee on the Shower Glass, of be forced to sit side-saddle. Not sure what panel of idiots approved this design. Bottom line, I will never book another cruise on Konningsdam unless this is corrected. The crew and service from our Indonesian and Philippine crew was outstanding. A 10 for sure. Other than that the food was just OK. Hated the pretentious chef's they have hired to create tiny portions of unlikable food. A 6 at best. The entertainment was disappointing. The Dance Ensemble was a 10, but I hear they are going to fire them and look for cheaper alternatives. The rest range from 6-1. Overall I rate the Ship a 5, and the experience an 8.

Loved Norway, but never again on the Konningsdam

Koningsdam Cruise Review by Giant Tuna

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom
We wanted to see Norway and Norway was great. A solid 10 for beautiful fjords, quaint ports and friendly people.

Our experience on the Konningsdam was far from perfect. The crew was wonderful, and the ship is beautiful. However, when you start to peel back the layers of the overall experience, it's not all it should be.

Let's start with the angle of the toilet in our Veranda Stateroom, #5177. Anyone under 5', or 100 lbs. should have no problem with it. Anyone larger will bang their knee on the Shower Glass, of be forced to sit side-saddle. Not sure what panel of idiots approved this design. Bottom line, I will never book another cruise on Konningsdam unless this is corrected.

The crew and service from our Indonesian and Philippine crew was outstanding. A 10 for sure.

Other than that the food was just OK. Hated the pretentious chef's they have hired to create tiny portions of unlikable food. A 6 at best.

The entertainment was disappointing. The Dance Ensemble was a 10, but I hear they are going to fire them and look for cheaper alternatives. The rest range from 6-1.

Overall I rate the Ship a 5, and the experience an 8.
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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VS 5711
Beware the angle of the toilet. Designed to fit anyone under 5' and 100 lbs. Everyone else beware.
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