• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Holland America Line Koningsdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Departure Port

Traveler rating



Very Good








Cruise type

747 Holland America Line Koningsdam Cruise Reviews

grandpacobra avatar


4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

11 fun days from FLL


daughter and son in law gave us the cruise as a gift food was excellent weather was great southern caribbean was fun as we had not been there in a while the ship was immaculately clean music was good ...
Read More

1 photo

Sail Date March 2020

WheelieNick avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Living the Dream on the Koningsdam

At the start of this year, I left for The United States of America, to board the Koningsdam in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. I was excited! It was the first holiday without my parents present, and I was going far, far ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

Canadianvoyager avatar


14 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

I am positively sure that reading a review is one of the last things you would like to do, am I right? The experience we all are going through nowadays is very discouraging to say the least, that's why we need some ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

1234567seas avatar


8 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ten Day Southern Caribbean

We have been HAL fans; the Koningsdam was new to us. Let's begin with the big positive - she's a beautiful ship. The public rooms are really handsome and ooze old world elegance and warmth with occasional ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

Nelliegal avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lacking Excitement

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

marcus315 avatar


3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Entertainment was sorely lacking

Got a great discount for my casino play and we were offered Club Orange at half price on our 10 day Southern Carib. cruise. So we were very satisfied overall. Koningsdam is a beautiful ship - maybe the nicest of our ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

meadguy avatar


1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean on the Koningsdam

We are a couple in our mid 60s who decided to cruise after a 12 year hiatus. We liked the itinerary and got a good deal on the airfare even though it was Super Bowl Sunday morning. The embarkation was delayed due to ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

Traveling Architect avatar

Traveling Architect

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

NOTHING can compensate a Guest for an Excessively Noisy Room

Boarding: Not an ideal situation. The evening before our departure we received notice that due to norovirus our boarding would be delayed. Good news is we were getting a nice clean ship! They did NOT, ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020

happy2cruise2016 avatar


1 Review Written

Relaxing Holiday Family Cruise

When I look at some of these reviews I often wonder if some of these people were really on the same ship I was as there are such differing opinions on the same cruise! We were looking for a relaxing Christmas and ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

terran_explr avatar


15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

Escape to warmer weather

This is a review for the 11-day South Caribbean Seafarer cruise. This is the third year my wife and I have sailed on the ms Koningsdam. Previously we sailed in Aug. 2018 (Norway) and Jan. 2019 (Caribbean). I’ll ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020

JGrathwol avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A great cruise for foodies and music fanatics

Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. For some reason, we didn't get assigned a "group" so we walked right on board. Most people, however, did have to wait. I cruised with my parents in a verandah balcony using ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020

When and How avatar

When and How

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Konigsdam is new and shiny but it isn’t for Everyone

Boarding the Konigsdam was just the average chaos. A few signs would be helpful, for sure. One delightful but mystifying surprise was the new muster drill. You watch a movie in your stateroom then go to a bar or ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020

dollyrox avatar


7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

So Disappointing

We are fairly experienced travelers with over two dozen cruises on different lines, many of which on Holland America. This was, in fact, our second time on the Koningsdam. We attributed our prior poor experience to ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020

gandc01 avatar


5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good food - good locations - bad internet ruined the trip

I chose this trip because the ABC islands are really nice to visit. We have been there four times. I also wanted a cruise for a friend who was new to cruising. In sum: -food especially the sushi at lunch was ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020

2freespirits avatar


17 Reviews Written

151 Helpful Votes

All Caribbean'd Out?

This is a review of a recent trip on the Holland America Line (HAL) ship Koningsdam. We sailed from Port Everglades and visited the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) also Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Half Moon ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019

camel avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic Tastes and Venues

For a big ship, the Koningsdam offers some hidden gems where you can mingle or get away from crowds. We especially liked the Dutch cafe for a quick lunch and coffee. Embark/debark: everything went smoothly. We ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019

ZekeC5 avatar


4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and crew

11-Southern Caribbean cruise in December of 2019. Great itinerary of islands that were not the typical voyage. Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda are highlights! Ship is extremely well maintained - crew is extremely ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

travelcruisepro avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Waterslides, rock climbing and racetrack fans go elsewhere.

I chose this Holland America cruise to avoid the shopping mall atmosphere on bigger ships where passengers need to be constantly entertained. This is a traditional sailing type atmosphere not an amusement park, ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

vacationes avatar


3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sunny Caribean cruise with fantastic crew

The Koningsdam is a very nice modern design but for me too big. Where is the real teakwood? I miss the contact with the management which you do have on the smaller HAL ships.The crew is fantastic although in the ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

lovingcruisers avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best things about the cruise were the staff and congenial travelers.

We chose the holiday cruise expecting to see the ship all decked out. There were a couple of small Christmas trees, an electric train that moved around a village, and a scene made of plastic, featuring Dutch ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

Imzdo1 avatar


8 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Another Holiday Cruise

Chose this cruise because it covered both Christmas and New Years. Got the Neptune Suite on Deck 4 that has the wrap around balcony because we love sitting outside watching the world go by and the stars a night. ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

Fun in the Florida Sun avatar

Fun in the Florida Sun

11 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Loved loved loved it...but...

I loved loved loved this cruise. I have been on many cruises and have sailed on most of the mainstream cruise lines – Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Carnival, Costa, MSC, Celebrity, and other cruise lines ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

WanderingTheWorld avatar


10 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Pre-Holiday Cruise

My husband and I are in our mid-30's/early 40's. During the holiday season, we always take a cruise. For the past four years, we've taken NCL cruises. This year, we decided to take a cruise on the Koningsdam. We ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

friendswithdave avatar


9 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Very Good, Just a few Minor Issues

We are veteran cruisers, especially recently with this being my fifth cruise in the last year. This is our fourth(?) HAL cruise. For the first time in 25 years we cruised with old friends who were also veteran ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019

SEWJLW avatar


1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise

This was the first time I had been on a Holland America Line Cruise Ship and I have to say that it was a wonderful experience from the first class service to the beautiful ship. The theatre was an incredible ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019

Koningsdam Ratings

Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Value For Money5.03.6
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Holland America Line Ship Cruise Reviews

  • Volendam Cruise Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Cookie Consent