For the past nearly two years we've been speculating about what cruising would be like when it returned. Without a doubt the sheer amount of debt incured by an industry litterally put on pause for this long without guests paying for cruises is going to cause a lot of problems. As we are starting to see however, some ships have resumed operation at a level that is less than perfect. Other brands though, have taken the effort to turn their ships into litteral ambassadors and that's what Holland America Line has done with Koningsdam. We are sailing on Sunday for a seven day coastal California cruise, but today we toured the ship during a special media preview. Here are our thoughts.

Modern, stylish, family-friendly, and tropical vibes describe the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas ship perfectly. This newly refurbished ship has state-of-the-art technology, private cabanas, massively enhanced suites, an indoor and outdoor suite lounge, delectable restaurants, a thrilling water park, the longest water slide at sea, mini-golf, and so much more that will make your vacation one to remember.