A refurb and refresh has moved Holland America’s Zuiderdam in the direction that the line as a whole is moving, but the old ship is clearly shouting “I’m still here”….
P&O’s Britannia is has large expansive spaces on deck and in the public areas for you to be constantly reminded that you are sailing on one of the bigger cruise-ships, however there are some more intimate and secluded areas, and lots of facilities..
The arrival of Columbus into the CMV fleet expands the itineraries, passenger capacity, ambition, and range of options. The ship is in good shape and will be a pleasant floating hotel as destinations are explored in comfort.
The Sail-Away party up around the Coral Pool and Breakers Bar was a lively and fun event where it seemed almost all the passengers had come out to wave goodbye. If you prefer some peace and quiet there are plenty of other place on the ship where you could watch Southampton disappearing….
It took a while for the features of MS Koningsdam to filter into the consciousness, but on reflection this is a rather special ship.