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We have sailed Holland 4 times in 4 years. This was not like the others.The ship seemed too big with many of the help not speaking English very well. Seemed to gather a lot without checking on people’s orders in the Main Dining Room. Embarkation and Dembarkation were a nightmare. Over 2 hours, almost missed flight home. Spent more than an hour waiting for the bus to leave for the airport. Officers yelling at passengers. Difficulty getting reservations at speciality restaurants even though they were half empty. Seemed like lots of people not knowing their jobs. No Test Kitchen demonstrations. Casino very Smokey with loud, rude, drunk people. Smoking even though there was a non smoking night. Food in main dining room so-so. Lots of upsale. Couldn’t even get coffee, oj, and English Muffin for in room dining. Fake scrambled eggs only option. Best dining: Sel de Mer. Cabin was fine. Very loud music in BB Kings. Heard from many people this was not the Holland of before. Felt like cutbacks at every corner. Just didn’t have the feel of the smaller ships.

Not like the other ships

Koningsdam Cruise Review by Loveofsailing

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We have sailed Holland 4 times in 4 years. This was not like the others.The ship seemed too big with many of the help not speaking English very well. Seemed to gather a lot without checking on people’s orders in the Main Dining Room.

Embarkation and Dembarkation were a nightmare. Over 2 hours, almost missed flight home. Spent more than an hour waiting for the bus to leave for the airport. Officers yelling at passengers.

Difficulty getting reservations at speciality restaurants even though they were half empty. Seemed like lots of people not knowing their jobs. No Test Kitchen demonstrations.

Casino very Smokey with loud, rude, drunk people. Smoking even though there was a non smoking night.

Food in main dining room so-so.

Lots of upsale. Couldn’t even get coffee, oj, and English Muffin for in room dining. Fake scrambled eggs only option.

Best dining: Sel de Mer.

Cabin was fine.

Very loud music in BB Kings.

Heard from many people this was not the Holland of before. Felt like cutbacks at every corner.

Just didn’t have the feel of the smaller ships.
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Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VE 7185
Cabin had good storage space, lumpy mattress, great stewards.
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