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Very comfortable cruise overall. it's a fair size ship so it can be crowded so if you prefer a more intimate experience this is not for you. Having said that, we were able to find our own space and keep our privacy when we chose. Dine as you wish worked a treat! We did room service breakfast alot and it was great. We work out and the gym more than satisfied our needs. plenty of food and dining options, specialty restaurants if you want spend a little more. My only negative critique would be that drinks and wine expensive together with bev packages. 26 days cruise would be steep if we indulged. We would prefer that gratuities be included in the price but you can have them removed at the start of the cruise if you so wish be registering it with guest relations. We prefer to be more personal with our gratuity and know where and who it is going to. All up, a more than pleasant experience with awsome destinations.

VERY NICE CRUISE

Koningsdam Cruise Review by lachster

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom
Very comfortable cruise overall. it's a fair size ship so it can be crowded so if you prefer a more intimate experience this is not for you. Having said that, we were able to find our own space and keep our privacy when we chose. Dine as you wish worked a treat! We did room service breakfast alot and it was great. We work out and the gym more than satisfied our needs. plenty of food and dining options, specialty restaurants if you want spend a little more. My only negative critique would be that drinks and wine expensive together with bev packages. 26 days cruise would be steep if we indulged. We would prefer that gratuities be included in the price but you can have them removed at the start of the cruise if you so wish be registering it with guest relations. We prefer to be more personal with our gratuity and know where and who it is going to. All up, a more than pleasant experience with awsome destinations.
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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VH 4042
This stateroom was fantastic due to an extra large balcony and so called obstructed view. Its location was out of the way yet so accessible to the entertainment areas. close to lifts but no noise. it not only has 2 floor to ceiling ocean view windows but the floor to ceiling windows and door to the balcony. Bargain stateroom!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


As always, the standard of service and friendliness of the staff is very high and they work extremely hard for their customer. When ship is loaded to capacity the staff can be a bit overwhelmed. Epicurean standard is reasonably good, but, at times can be hit and miss. Eg we ate at the specialty restaurant Pinnacle grill the first night and I ordered the eye fillet med rare and got it well and over done. I did not complain as the meat quality was very very good. It was just a shame. Plenty of entertainment around the ship at night if that’s what you are into but we went to bed early most nights. Days at sea mean the pool area is extremely crowded. The practice of those reserving sun lounges for those not intending to use the pool for a couple of hours is extremely annoying and rude and there should be signs outlawing the behaviour. All in all a very good cruise.