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 42 cruises on almost every cruise line. The food was as good as you expect on Holland. The staff always delightful and cheery. New York Deli whipped up some interesting breakfast dishes.
We had all of our dinners and most of our breakfasts in Club Orange. We paid the half price of $500 for the both of us for 10 nights and it was worth it but I wouldn't pay twice that. The staff in Club Orange was tremendous and attentive! Obviously among their best servers worked this small private restaurant.
Cons: The shows were one night comedian and one night magic show. Just ok. and THREE nights with the same "modern dance" troupe. Ugghh. The average passenger would be bored senseless during the first show. And there were only a few nights with some live instrumental music before 6:30 pm - and even that was a 5:30 start. We remember HAL offering some great string quartets, etc after 4 pm to enjoy with your drinks.
True to form, HAL hosted an older crowd. In fact, I have never seen so many motorized scooters There were several dozen lined up in front of the dining room very night. Thought they should have held scooter races a la Carnival's Belly Flip contests and such.
A total of 6 kids on the entire ship, which was just fine with us. And an even smaller number of women who belonged wearing a bikini. So if you need the eye candy, HAL isn't for you. We are 63 and 58 so we felt like the youth group. Not a problem for us. We love oldsters and will be there with them soon enough.,
Loved loved LOVED the shower!! Glass enclosed and tremendous pressure and Elemis products. Perfect! The bed was disappointingly firm. In fact, my wife's hips began to hurt in the mornings and she is very active and in good shape. Overall a beautiful room with a wide assortment of free in room movies. Ya' don't see that on too many other cruiselines!
Nicest private island of nay by far! Just beautiful!
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