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Koningsdam

Koningsdam is first of her class

Launched in 2016, MS Koningsdam carries forward the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known – while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. The 2,650-guest Koningsdam is the first of her class, ushering in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Her name’s roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: ‘Koning’ means king in Dutch – and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years.

Expect Light-filled spaces, fluid curves and beautiful architectural elements inspired by music. At the heart of the ship, the Holland America Koningsdam’s central atrium soars three decks high, the space is graced by an airy stainless steel sculpture that evokes the feeling of a classical quartet, with strings, arches, and bows. The atrium is capped by a ceiling that serves as a backdrop for subtly changing high-definition projections of wispy cirrus clouds, dramatic hues or clear constellations of the night sky…

Cabins

Holland America Line's graceful, mid-sized ships are known for their generous amount of personal space. All staterooms on the MS Koningsdam feature luxurious, quilted pillow top mattresses, fine linens and towels, premium massage showerheads and Elemis Aromapure bath products. 

All Suites & Staterooms include: 

  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining (some menu selections at extra cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service.

There are also a limited number of staterooms for sole occupancy. Wheelchair accessible staterooms may be available on request, subject to availability.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length297.18 m (975 ft)

Length

A ship's width, known as beam34.99 m (114.8 ft)

Breadth

A champagne bottle on a string2016

Maiden voyage

A passenger2,650

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board1,036

Officers & crew

A ship with decks11

Passenger decks

A cabin with arrows indicating size14.02-126 sq m (151-1357 sq ft)

Approx. twin cabin size

Life on board

Discover an array of activities to enjoy during your time on the Holland America Koningsdam. In addition to the pools, spa and fitness centre you’d expect on board, there are plenty of opportunities to hone your skills - or even to learn completely new ones! Enjoy intimate tasting and wine-blending classes at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle. Indulge your passions with onboard cooking shows and join in hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, or classes on how to edit, display and share your holiday photos. Indulge your passion for natural history with films, concerts and activities in conjunction with BBC Earth on board the Koningsdam, or find peace and relaxation at yoga or Pilates sessions. Breathe in the invigorating sea air from a sun lounger beside one of the two outdoor swimming pools or join the action on the basketball or volleyball courts. When it comes to entertainment you’ll love the MS Koningsdam's new ‘Music Walk’ experience across three exciting venues. The Lincoln Center Stage features world-class musicians performing chamber music. Billboard Onboard rocks the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits. Finally, check out the best of Memphis blues is music to your ears at the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club. 

Amenities

Bars, restaurants and lounges
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In – for tasty burgers and hot dogs
  • Dine at the Culinary Arts Centre – and watch the chefs at work
  • New York Pizza & Deli
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra cost)
  • Canaletto – Italian (extra cost)
  • Rudi’s Sel de Mer (extra cost)
  • Tamarind (Pan Asian) (extra cost)
  • Grand Dutch Café (extra cost)
  • Gelato (extra cost)
  • Ocean Bar
  • Notes Whisky bar
  • Pinnacle Bar
  • Afternoon tea on port days
  • High tea dance on sea days
Sports, activities and entertainment
  • America's Test Kitchen 
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
  • Casino
  • Movies poolside
Also…
  • Wi-Fi and internet centre
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Extensive Library
  • Explorations Central area (from Dec 2018)
  • Shops
  • Laundry service (extra cost)

Cuisine

With nine restaurants plus snack bars and ‘pop up’ selections, you'll have plenty of choice of where to dine when you're on board the Holland America Koningsdam. Grab a tasty burger or hot dog by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambience in the elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill, an Asian-themed evening at Tamarind or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

For included breakfasts, lunches or an unforgettable dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination. The menu selections feature everything from classic favourites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit - all part of the experience on board the Koningsdam. 

A typical dinner menu in The Dining Room

Appetizers
  • Honey Pineapple with toasted coconut and strawberries
  • Orange Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with melon trio skewer and lemongrass aioli
  • Escargots Bourgignon with herb garlic butter and Burgundy
Soups and salads
  • Creamed Artichoke and Heritage Carrot Soup with rocket pesto and creme fraiche
  • Chicken with Soba Noodles shiitake mushrooms and scallions
  • Salad of Arugula and Frisee with Williams pear, mandarins and pistachios
Entrees
  • Cracked Pepper Tenderloin with Grilled Shrimp and caramelised pineapple and balsamic reduction
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato Couscous and Garlic Pearls roasted red pepper and artichoke
  • Maple-lacquered Duck Breast with corn cranberry pudding and braised Swiss chard
  • Yellowfin Sole Fillet with potato crab gallette and sauce vierge
  • Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells with garlic-basil-tomato sauce and Parmesan
  • Truffled Mushroom Risotto with parmesan and mascarpone cheese
Desserts
  • Chocolate Souffle with warm dark chocolate sauce
  • Balsamic Strawberries with white chocolate mousse
  • Lemon Meringue Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and crushed amaretti
  • No-sugar Black Forest Cake with cherries and chocolate shavings