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Adriatic cruise on Koningsdam
Dubrovnik, Split, Kopor (Slovenia), Korcula (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu, Valetta (Malta), Catania, Naples
Pros: Great itinerary, and great shore excursions. Cabin accomodations (mini suite) were comfortable and very functional. Pool deck area and associated food and beverage services was one of nicest have seen on any cruise ship.
Cons: MUSIC WAS MUCH TOO LOUD !!! Could have been greatly improved by giving volume control knob good turn counterclockwise. Ship decor was less dramatic than onther cruise line have been on (Princess), and entertainment was not as good.
Pros: Great staff & food, very smooth trip.
Cons: Pools were too small, entertainment was sub par, photos too expensive.
65 cruises and counting
Pros: Great staff-Club Orange for dining for suite guests-food.
Cons: No steel drums-no free wi fi-no daily newspaper-no on deck buffets
lots to offer
the ABC's, DomRep, Turks and Caicos, Half moon Cay,
Pros: no matter how many are booked on board, there never seems to be a crowd. The passageways, common areas and deck chair spaces all are roomy. The decor is stunning and the food second to none whether in the Dining Room, the Lido or any of the truly great specialized restaurants. The music venues are diverse and fun. The Teaming with BBC Earth is marvelous for their shows
Cons: The entertainment is terrible except for a couple of pianists, vocalists and the BBC Production with the strings and band from the ship. They are also nickel and diming us and doing away with some of the things that set HAL apart from the rest of the ship lines.
St. Martin St. Thomas St. Lucia Martinique
Pros: Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The ship is very nice. The buffet is not self serv...surprising at first. The lines move very quickly though. The asian station is very good and I visited that several times!! Food was very good. Staff all very friendly. The music walk was awesome. Best music on board than any cruise I have been on. Rolling stone rock room was packed every night with everyone enjoying the music. The 5 musicians were awesome.
January Getaway to Warm Weather
Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba
Pros: Ship easy to get around and beautifully decorated. Stern balcony cabin was very nice. Could enjoy the balcony when the ship was moving as felt little wind at the stern.
Cons: Entertainment was lacking and theater a bit small. Felt you had to get to the theater way too early to get a seat.
Pros: The staff was very nice
Cons: Nothing to see at the ports
First Transatlantic Crossing
Pros: Relatively small - 2000 passengers, excellent service, excellent entertaining cruise director, excellent engaging captain
Cons: no library, no self service on the lido deck which resulted in standing in line for food.
Italy - Greece
Pros: Ship quality, cleanliness, food quality, decor, entertainment
Cons: The cruise was very port-intensive thus the on-board activities were a little lacking
Spain, Portugal, Corsica, Gibraltar, Italy
Pros: New ship, nice amenities, great food, great staff
St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts and St. Thomas
Pros: Embarkation, entire crew, food, bars, debarkation
Cons: Lido deck
Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao, Dominican, Turks and Cacos
Pros: Lots of 60,'s and 70's entertainment , healthy foods available
Cons: Not for families
San Juan, St. Martain
Pros: Excellent food, outstanding shows, beautiful ship, great music in the lounges, comfortable cabin
Cons: No organized bridge, small pool area and light waiter/waitress service
loved this ship and the signature suite!`
st thomas, san juan,
Pros: 1. most beautiful ship we have been on 2 beds and foam pillows excellent 3 evening meal excellent 4 entertainment
Cons: 1. ports not very exciting 2 lunches and breakfast ok but salads at lunch excellent
Grand Turk, San Juan, st. Thomas, half moon cay
Pros: Ship, decor, staff, entertainment, ports
Cons: Food in dining room
Enjoyed the Koningsdam
Pros: Beautiful, new ship. Larger than prior Holland ships we have been on but boarding and deboarding were smooth. Wonder crew. Execptional service from friendly crew who seemed happy.
Cons: Have downsized library and almost eliminated books to check out and read. Noisy dinning room.
Baltic Tour on Great ship
Baltic - 6 countries - 10 ports in two weeks
Pros: Great new ship, outstanding entertainment, super food and crew
Norwegian fjords, Geiranger, Eidford, Bergen as well as Amsterdam
Pros: Wonderful food, accomodations, activities and service
Cons: Had a little bad weather which no one could control and luggage got delayed on homeward bound flight.
Rome, Spain, Gibraltar, Lisbon, France, Rotterdam
Pros: New ship--bright and shiny, friendly staff, lovely ports
Cons: Entertainment overall was not as outstanding as we have experienced before.
Italy, Greece, Turkey
Pros: Brand new, clean, crisp, and inviting.
Cons: Food is not a positive.
Dec. 2016 Koningsdam Cruise
San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay
Pros: Food was excellent, room was fabulous, stops were very good as well. Even though the ship is fairly large, you never felt crowded. The room attendant was very very good and they were always pleasant. Above average on board shopping as well, if you are into that. Getting on the ship was a breeze; getting off the ship was even easier. I was shocked to say the least.
Cons: Some of the entertainment (dueling pianos) was not my cup of tea, but I did enjoy listening to the string quartet. I have never seen a string quartet on a ship. Very high class and they were very good as well.
Classy new ship!
Grand Turks, San Juan and St Thomas
Pros: Beautiful ship
Cons: Would like more time in Half Moon Cay.
All the same and more but completely new and different
Carribean: Ambor Cave, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk,...
Pros: same excellent service but all new lights and feelings
Cons: haven't found one up to now (maybe the big screen some more diversity but really not so important)
HAL Past vs Present
Pros: Good food and service mid size ships
Cons: Many amenities of past cruises no longer offered