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Koningsdam joins Holland America Line’s prevailing fleet of premium mid-sized cruise ships. Keeping in line with their Dutch heritage, Koningsdam is a name that fuses together the Dutch word for “king” (Koning) and the long-established suffix of “dam” recognisable on all Holland America liners.

Premier season for the new ship includes exciting initial voyages to the Mediterranean with round trips from Italy, exploring Spanish, Greek and Turkish treasures.

Passengers sailing with Koningsdam will be wowed by the legendary forward thinking interior design present throughout the ship. Taking inspiration from the “architecture of music”, leading hospitality designer Adam D Tihany has focussed on central lines and shapes that “evoke the feeling and beauty of a [musical] instrument” combined with grandiose space and heights, creating a majestic atmosphere in every room. This is especially present in the central atrium at the heart of the ship, an impressive stainless-steel sculpture reaching the height of three decks and inspired by the synthesis of a string quartet.

Elegant accommodations are featured throughout Koningsdam including Holland America Line’s first ever purpose built staterooms for families and single staterooms. Families can choose from tailored staterooms accommodating up to five people and benefiting from two bathrooms. Guests hoping to focus on wellness during their cruise can enjoy veranda spa accommodations located near the on-board Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

Dining onboard the Koningsdam is a memorable experience , guests can choose to enjoy the bright and modern design of the main Dining Room, featuring an extraordinary two story wine tower showcasing one of the finest wine collections at sea, and surrounded by magnificent ocean views. Or the signature Pinnacle Grill for exceptional dining featuring Bvlgari china and positioned within a luxuriously intimate setting. Diners at the Pinnacle Grill can look forward to delicious Alaska king salmon and Washington State steaks grilled to perfection. Other delectable dining options include the exotic sweet sensations of the Tamarind restaurant, Italian inspired and social sharing experience at Canaletto, mouth-watering burgers at Dive-In for alfresco dining in the Terrace Grill or complimentary 24-hour in-room Dining for ultimate relaxation.

Guests can revel in the exciting onboard entertainment available with a diverse selection of things to do that will captivate and delight all those present. The evening comes alive in the iconic Queen’s Lounge as the resident B.B King’s Blues Band mesmerise all with the soulful sounds of Memphis. Dancing is encouraged as this musically inspired lounge also boasts the biggest dance floor on the ship. Those looking for an evening of exciting surprises can find it in the fully equipped and professionally staffed casino.

Daytime activities aboard Koningsdam are endless, with demonstrations and cooking classes available in the ground-breaking Culinary Arts Centre, signature shops brimming with duty-free goodies, fitness centre with Yoga and Pilates classes, two outdoor pools, relaxing spa and a comfortable coffee house complete with books, puzzles and travel guides.
Holland America Line's EXC (Explorations Central) concept provides activities such as destination-focused group discussions, Q&A sessions with expert local guides, cultural classes, and many other options that can be embraced in order to truly get to know the places on the itinerary.

Younger guests are catered for through carefully thought out youth programmes, with activities planned for varying age groups ranging from 3-17 and dedicated areas for younger cruisers to play or exclusive teen hangouts.

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