The newest and most luxurious of the Holland America Line fleet, MS Koningsdam ushers in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Carrying forward the line’s much loved tradition, heritage and signature service, MS Koningsdam simultaneously raises the standard for modern cruising.
Named after the first king of the Netherlands in more than 100 years, MS Koningsdam is truly worthy of her royal namesake. With a capacity of 2650 guests, she captures the classical elegance of a Holland America Line ship, while exuding sleek, contemporary style. Beautiful architectural elements, inspired by the fluid, graceful lines of musical instruments, create light and spacious public spaces. At the heart of the ship, MS Koningsdam’s central atrium provides a dramatic visual spectacle. Soaring three decks high, a delicate stainless steel sculpture evokes the sense of a classical quartet, with strings, arches, and bows.
Staterooms have been completely reimagined on board the MS Koningsdam and include brand new features, such as bedside USB ports and frameless shower glass doors, as well as splendid customised wooden cabinetry. With 13 cabin types, including new family cabins and solo cabins, guests will experience luxury to rival even the most high-end hotels. The Pinnacle Suite, with oversize whirlpool bath and shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, and private verandah with whirlpool offers exceptional luxury and really is the pinnacle of suites at sea. Neptune Suites feature 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower, additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah and floor-to-ceiling windows. Both Pinnacle Suite and Neptune Suite guests have exclusive access to the Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service. Vista Suite cabins are bright and airy, and offer spectacular ocean views. Unique aboard MS Koningsdam, new Family Ocean-view Staterooms make traveling together more convenient and pleasurable, with accommodations for up to five guests — including additional closet space and two separate shower facilities. Verandah and Ocean-view Staterooms are bathed in natural light and offer beautiful views of the ocean, with 12 Ocean-view Staterooms designed especially for solo travellers. Clever use of space makes for a spacious and relaxing stay in the light and elegant Inside Staterooms.
Guests have the choice of traditional set-seating dining or Holland American Line’s flexible “As You Wish®” dining. A selection of free and speciality fee dining options are available throughout the ship. Take a seat in the stunning two-tier Dining Room and admire the exquisite wine tower centrepiece, soaring sculpture, sweeping staircase, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Expect menus offering succulent seared tuna, oysters Rockefeller, and veal cordon bleu. The Grand Dutch Café on deck 3 specialises in delightful Dutch dishes and sweet treats, while the Lido Market offers an extensive buffet in a spacious setting. Choose the made-to-order option for ultimate flexibility. Fleet-wide favourite venues, such as the sublime Pinnacle Grill and speciality Italian restaurant, Canaletto, can be found alongside exciting new dining venues, such as Tamarind, where vibrant Asian dishes and a relaxed atmosphere make for an enjoyable dining experience. 24-hour In-Room Dining is complimentary and simply a phone call away.
Greater entertainment options that ever abound on the MS Koningsdam.
Experience lavish performances and screenings at the World Stage, where entertainment meets innovation with a 270-degree wraparound LCD screen. This versatile venue is home to live bands, comedians, magicians and music revues and is capable of transforming into the perfect setting for any performance.
The Queen’s Lounge is another space to have been totally reimagined on board MS Koningsdam, making extensive use of light woods, graceful lines and atmospheric lighting. By day, the beautiful room hosts presentations, speakers, and other special events. At night, The Queen’s Lounge is home to the outstanding B.B. King’s Blues Club, showcasing the sounds of Memphis performed by an amazing eight-piece band. Following the evening’s entertainment, the room transforms into a late-night dance club with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
Blend is a new venue for the line, and a partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle, the oldest winery in Washington State and home to Holland America Line’s headquarters. Sample a section of fine wines in this intimate setting before selecting your favourites to create a custom blend. Following a visit to the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, guests can name and label their bottle, before enjoying it alongside dinner afterwards.
Classical music has long been a hallmark of Holland America Line cruises, and an exclusive partnership with the world's leading centre for the performing arts is the latest offering on board MS Koningsdam. Guests can enjoy outstanding music at the Lincoln Center Stage, where multiple programs of chamber music will feature each evening, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.
Another exciting partnership, this time with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music, features live musicians - including two pianists, a guitarist and a DJ -playing music guests know and love in a spectacular new music venue.
Sunset watchers and stargazers will want to gather at the very top of the ship in the Crow’s Nest to take advantage of the magnificent panoramic views afforded by the floor-to-ceiling windows. Settle in to one of the luxurious sofas or chairs with a signature cocktail from the bar and take in the breath-taking scenery.
The Greenhouse Spa and gym is a tranquil, contemporary spa where guests can enjoy luxurious beauty salon and spa treatments, thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms facing the sea.
Work out in the comprehensive gym while enjoying the incredible sea views or join one of the many fitness classes to keep in tip-top-condition, from relaxing Yoga and Pilates to energising aerobics and circuit training. Enjoy the sea breeze by visiting the sports court or jogging track up on deck 11.
Relax in the Lido Pool, a stunning two-deck space flanked by bars and eateries, and featuring a domed retractable roof, enabling you to enjoy the pool whatever the weather. The adults-only Sea View pool features beautiful views from the back of the ship and two hot tubs to relax and rejuvenate.
Club HAL Kids, for 3-7 year olds, offers indoor games, puzzles and storytelling, while Club HAL Tweens entertains kids, ages 8 to 12, with scavenger hunts, ping-pong matches and basketball. For 13-17 year olds there’s games and computers, hip hop classes and teen-only night club event to look forward to.
Demonstrations and Classes
The Culinary Arts Center, is home to a variety of popular food and drink-making demonstrations by the talented on-board chefs and transforms into an additional dining venue each evening. For those looking to learn a new skill, classes are available across an exciting range of interests, including cooking and scrapbooking.
Another popular activity is the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Share you holiday memories with family and friends with the help of on-board Microsoft-trained experts. Several different sessions are available each day, covering everything from the basics of getting digital photos from camera to computer, as well as more advanced sessions on editing photos, setting up web pages, blogging, and creating home movies.