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Anyone tried out the sideways insides on Konsingdam?  I did an extensive search and can't find any pictures, nothing on youtube, couldn't really even find much on Cruise Critics either.

 

Booking my parents and thinking about putting them on the sideways inside -- I had a sideways inside on Princess and really liked it, was bigger than regular insides and the beds faced the same direction as they would in a balcony.

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We haven't been on the Koningsdam but if the sideways inside is anything like the ones on the Noordam, I would not recommend it.  It was, by far, the smallest, most uncomfortable cabin we have ever occupied in our 38 years of cruising.  At one time, it may have been a utility cupboard or a single occupancy cabin.  We are not large people but there was really only room for one of us to be standing in the cabin, at any given time.  Hardly room to turn around.  We had to have the beds separated to create a little runway to get in and out of bed.  The first night (with the bed as one unit) my husband got up in the night and nearly impaled himself on the large clothes hooks that were sticking out of the wall. It was the worst cabin, ever.  The bathroom, however was much larger than most.  Good luck!

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On 3/28/2019 at 11:12 AM, bamelin said:

Anyone tried out the sideways insides on Konsingdam?  I did an extensive search and can't find any pictures, nothing on youtube, couldn't really even find much on Cruise Critics either.

 

Booking my parents and thinking about putting them on the sideways inside -- I had a sideways inside on Princess and really liked it, was bigger than regular insides and the beds faced the same direction as they would in a balcony.

Can you give me an example of room #'s from the deck plan?  Do you mean cabins that are longer bow to stern and rectangular?  On any specific deck?  

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6 hours ago, sprockie said:

Can you give me an example of room #'s from the deck plan?  Do you mean cabins that are longer bow to stern and rectangular?  On any specific deck?  

 

We were initially looking at the two sideways insides, either L8182 or L8176 (right at the extreme aft)  https://www.icruise.com/deckplans/holland-america-line-cruises-koningsdam-deckplans-navigation-deck.html

 

We ended up booking a normal inside L8179.  

 

I had a sideways inside on the Royal Princess and liked it, but we decided that with them being underneath the chairs above on the Lido back pool maybe there would be more noise.  Was also worried that white space beside the sideways cabins may be a service stairwell or closet.  8179 is also slightly closer to the aft elevator.

 

The thing with the sideways stateroom on Royal Princess is that the door opens literally right on the bed ... it made the room feel bigger than a normal inside but there could be some privacy issues.  Not sure how they place the beds on the Konsingdam sideways insides.

 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 4:08 PM, liontamers said:

We haven't been on the Koningsdam but if the sideways inside is anything like the ones on the Noordam, I would not recommend it.  It was, by far, the smallest, most uncomfortable cabin we have ever occupied in our 38 years of cruising.  At one time, it may have been a utility cupboard or a single occupancy cabin.  We are not large people but there was really only room for one of us to be standing in the cabin, at any given time.  Hardly room to turn around.  We had to have the beds separated to create a little runway to get in and out of bed.  The first night (with the bed as one unit) my husband got up in the night and nearly impaled himself on the large clothes hooks that were sticking out of the wall. It was the worst cabin, ever.  The bathroom, however was much larger than most.  Good luck!

 

I must have had the same cabin as you on the Noordam....never again!  Thank god I was in it by myself, otherwise I probably would have killed the other occupant.  A tuna fish can has more room.  It was the only cabin where I had a claustrophobia attack one night, and had to open the cabin door in order to breath.

 

Bamelin, make sure you know what you're doing.  You don't want your parents to be miserable for the entire cruise.

 

Roz

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On 3/28/2019 at 8:12 AM, bamelin said:

Anyone tried out the sideways insides on Konsingdam?  I did an extensive search and can't find any pictures, nothing on youtube, couldn't really even find much on Cruise Critics either.

 

Booking my parents and thinking about putting them on the sideways inside -- I had a sideways inside on Princess and really liked it, was bigger than regular insides and the beds faced the same direction as they would in a balcony.

The only inside/sideways I saw was when the door was open on RCCL and it looked like the rooms were bigger.

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20 minutes ago, ScottC4746 said:

The only inside/sideways I saw was when the door was open on RCCL and it looked like the rooms were bigger.

 

Yeah on the Royal Princess the sideways insides definitely felt bigger -- it's kind of an optical illusion as the door opens right into where the beds are so the space where the hallway would be is made up by a slightly bigger living area and often a bigger storage area by the bathroom.

 

Not all sideways cabins are created equal though, that's why I was asking about it.  In the end I just booked my folks a normal inside, didn't want to take any chances.  There's literally zero pictures or information online about the sideways insides on the Konsingdam so I decided not to take a chance.

 

They are hoping for an upgrade anyways.  Holland America is notorious for offering cheap stateroom upgrades to insides and oceanviews once final payment has passed.

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We had a "sideways" inside cabin on Nieuw Statendam (which is basically the same as Koningsdam); felt it was slightly roomier because door opens into cabin between desk and TV wall; used the hallway between bathroom and closets as a dressing room. We tended to tag team when getting ready in the morning or for dinner; worked well for us. Would have probably seemed bigger if beds were separated, since the king takes up so much room. Bathroom is really spectacular for an inside room; especially the shower. Lots of closet and storage space.  We have actually booked the same cabin for a cruise in December.

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22 hours ago, Maggie North said:

We had a "sideways" inside cabin on Nieuw Statendam (which is basically the same as Koningsdam); felt it was slightly roomier because door opens into cabin between desk and TV wall; used the hallway between bathroom and closets as a dressing room. We tended to tag team when getting ready in the morning or for dinner; worked well for us. Would have probably seemed bigger if beds were separated, since the king takes up so much room. Bathroom is really spectacular for an inside room; especially the shower. Lots of closet and storage space.  We have actually booked the same cabin for a cruise in December.

 

Was the tv right across from the bed?

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13 minutes ago, bamelin said:

 

Was the tv right across from the bed?

Yes it was...huge flat screen mounted on the wall.  I marked up the cabin diagram from HAL website...hope this helps.1626796094_ScreenShot2019-04-01at2_06_08PM.thumb.png.1979561915be6de80353447940c91949.png

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For what it's worth, when we cruised on the Koningsdam we were across the hall from N4024 as we were in a balcony cabin, VB4022. We didn't realize the ship had cabins set up that long way so we took take a peek in when the steward was cleaning and N4024 looked quite roomy. 

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The diagram is of the standard inside cabin; I simply added arrows and notations to indicate where features were different for the ‘sideways’ inside cabin.

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36 minutes ago, Maggie North said:

The diagram is of the standard inside cabin; I simply added arrows and notations to indicate where features were different for the ‘sideways’ inside cabin.

 

Ah i see now, duh!   Thanks you so much, greatly appreciate it.

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