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1st time HAL cruiser, over 25 other cruises, entertainment in 45 minute intervals are now the norm. Ship has a tight feeling with low ceilings and small corridors and open venues of music on deck 2 the "entertainment" deck. Ship is now in dry dock and we saw a good deal of carpet brought on board, the main reason for the out of service time was to repaint the keel area with the correct paint. Food was above par better than the Celebrity line and just a shade below Oceania. Service from the servers was excellent and they served all buffet food. Room steward was ok room 11017 balcony Room felt small due to the ceiling height, which I can touch easily, bathroom commode was way to close to the glass shower , shower was long and excellent. Entertainment was good to excellent, main showroom had very poor timetable of 2 hour separation for 45 minutes of show. Dinner at 7:30 meant you missed both shows that night. Central pool had a movable roof but the side windows did not open, in the Caribbean hot weather it would be stifling even with the roof open. The total number of lounge charges was less then 100 for a ship of 2500, lots of tables and couches and zig-zag walkways to get thru,need work! Specialty very good, Main Dinning room very good, Dive in great dogs etc, Buffet very good, Clientele very mature and reserved. Pool screen showed water dripping for 3 afternoons very exciting, Sunday football only on room tv! Cruise director never seen except for end of shows.

Great Food, Great Show Dancers, Boring Afternoons

Koningsdam Cruise Review by davidmaveng

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1st time HAL cruiser, over 25 other cruises, entertainment in 45 minute intervals are now the norm.

Ship has a tight feeling with low ceilings and small corridors and open venues of music on deck 2 the "entertainment" deck. Ship is now in dry dock and we saw a good deal of carpet brought on board, the main reason for the out of service time was to repaint the keel area with the correct paint.

Food was above par better than the Celebrity line and just a shade below Oceania.

Service from the servers was excellent and they served all buffet food.

Room steward was ok room 11017 balcony

Room felt small due to the ceiling height, which I can touch easily, bathroom commode was way to close to the glass shower , shower was long and excellent.

Entertainment was good to excellent, main showroom had very poor timetable of 2 hour separation for 45 minutes of show. Dinner at 7:30 meant you missed both shows that night.

Central pool had a movable roof but the side windows did not open, in the Caribbean hot weather it would be stifling even with the roof open. The total number of lounge charges was less then 100 for a ship of 2500, lots of tables and couches and zig-zag walkways to get thru,need work!

Specialty very good, Main Dinning room very good, Dive in great dogs etc, Buffet very good, Clientele very mature and reserved. Pool screen showed water dripping for 3 afternoons very exciting, Sunday football only on room tv! Cruise director never seen except for end of shows.
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