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We really enjoyed our voyage on Koningsdam. It was our first time cruising with Holland America and hopefully not our last. The ship is newish, immaculate, and the staff is friendly and efficient. The food was top notch and the ports of call were amazing. It was hot as hell in August of course, but the ship was always comfortable. I was worried about the lines with this ship being so large, but it was never that bad at all. We were assigned a handicapped inside cabin, which was fantastically large compared to the outside cabin the rest of our group had. My only complaints are about the evening showtimes, which are at 7:30 and 9:30, which completely conflict with the standard dinner seatings of 5:45 and 8:15. Don't rush me through my dinner to see a show. Change them to 8 and 10pm showings and problem solved.
Otherwise, great cruise experience!
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Sail Date: August 2019
Cabin Type: Inside
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Destination: Mediterranean
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Holland America Koningsdam

55 reviews
Traveler (341)
Common Areas (1,220)
Dining and Bars (490)
Itineraries for this ship
4 Night Cruise to Europe
Departure date
Tuesday, 11/19/19
Vienna, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna
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Passengers: 2,650   |   Crew: 1,036
Passengers to crew: 2.56:1
Passengers to space: 37.6:1
Launched: 2016   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Single Oceanview Stateroom (OO)  
  Large Oceanview Stateroom (C)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom (FB)  
  Family Oceanview Stateroom (FA)  
  Standard Interior Stateroom (N)  
  Large Oceanview Stateroom (E)  
  Standard Interior Stateroom (J)  
  Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (I)  
  Large Oceanview Stateroom (F)  
Disabled Restroom
Hudson I
Half Moon II
Disabled Restroom
Hudson II
EXC Tours
Half Moon I


    Cabin size: 228 - 420 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 238
    Accessible rooms: 14
    Maximum passengers: 4
    Number of cabins: 748

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (28)
    • America's Test Kitchen
    • Afternoon Tea
    • America's Test Kitchen Cooking Classes
    • Art and Craft Classes*
    • Art Gallery*
    • Beer Tasting*
    • Cigars Under the Stars*
    • Digital Workshop*
    • Digital Workshop Computer Classes
    • Explorations Central Port Lectures
    • Fitness Center
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Greenhouse Spa & Salon*
    • Greenhouse Spa & Salon*
    • Happy Hour Drink Special*
    • Hot Tubs (5)
    • Hydrotherapy Pool*
    • Jogging Track
    • Martini Tasting*
    • Onboard Lectures
    • Pools (2)
    • Solo Traveler Get-Togethers
    • Sport Court
    • Team Trivia
    • Wine Tasting*
    • The Retreat*
    • Club HAL
    • Club HAL
    Entertainment (12)
    • Afternoon Musical Concerts
    • BBC Earth Onboard Features
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Casino*
    • Feature Movie Matinees
    • Lincoln Center Stage
    • Live Nightly Music
    • Music Walk
    • Queen's Lounge
    • Queen's Lounge
    • World Stage
    • World Stage
    Dining (21)
    • The Dining Room - American
    • The Dining Room - American
    • Tamarind - Asian Fusion*
    • Ocean Bar - Atrium Bar*
    • Lido Market - Casual
    • Explorer's Bar - Classic Bar*
    • Explorations Café - Coffee Bar*
    • Grand Dutch Café - Coffee Bar*
    • Dive-In - Fast Food
    • Crow's Nest - Forward Bar*
    • Rudi's Sel de Mer - Gourmet*
    • Canaletto - italian*
    • Panorama Bar - Outdoor Bar*
    • New York Pizza & Deli - Pizza
    • Lido Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Sea View Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Pinnacle Grill - Steakhouse*
    • Neptune Lounge - Suite Lounge
    • Gelato - Sweets*
    • Sun Bar - Top Deck Bar*
    • Blend - Wine Bar*
    * May require additional fees
    Traveler rating
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    I am a 35 year old single dad and my brother and sister took the whole family on an Anniversary trip from Vancouver, BC to Seward, AK on the Koningdam. The little perks that Holland America had (Like traveling all the way up Glacier Bay) were nice but overall for me the trip
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    We hadn't cruised since 2008, but a friend has raved about Holland America and doesn't cruise with any other line. We were able to get an amazing last minute price for a 12 day Caribbean cruise (even though we've been to most of the islands before) and we went for it. So glad we
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    Embarked early Oct for a Rome to Greece cruise in a Veranda cabin. Cabin steward service by Razif was outstanding. All other service was notewortrhy as was ship design and layout. Food was good but not noteworthy. Port selection was "out of this world" with highlight being
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    We had booked via Planet Cruise where our review begins I must hasten to add that we have cruised 14 times before and never had a problem until this one. We normally either go with Cunard or Celebrity but this time Cunard were not doing any fly cruises to the Eastern Med and the
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    My wife loves Holland America cruises. I like them. I wish I had booked a suite as I liked that much better on the last cruise I went on. The food on board went from excellent in the seafood restaurant, to so-so in the Asian restaurant, to decent (but nothing to write home
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    Upcoming Itineraries

    4 Night Cruise to Europe
    Departure date
    Tuesday, 11/19/19
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