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Koningsdam Guests Enjoy an Exclusive Event at World-Renowned Rijksmuseum

Koningsdam Guests Enjoy an Exclusive Event at World-Renowned Rijksmuseum

Holland America Line guests on Koningsdam’s Christening cruise were treated to once-in-a-lifetime events and surprises — from the Dedication Ceremony featuring the ship’s royal Godmother Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to extravagant dinners and special keepsakes. On the last night of the cruise, guests were treated to a night at the world-famous Rijksmuseum…   read more of “Koningsdam Guests…”

Royal Goedewaagen Creates Special Plate for Koningsdam’s Dedication

Royal Goedewaagen Creates Special Plate for Koningsdam’s Dedication

When Holland America Line dedicates a new ship, it commissions Royal Goedewaagen to create a plate as a gift to attendees at the dedication and guests on special cruises. Koningsdam’s introduction was no exception. The plates for Koningsdam are painted in Blue and Red Delft, which relates to the kind of painting technique that is…   read more of “Royal Goedewaagen…”

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line held a Dedication Ceremony for ms Koningsdam May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially blessed the bell and named Koningsdam onboard the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media. The celebration began…   read more of “Highlight Video:…”

News Release: Holland America Line Looks to the Future and Honors the Past by Naming Next Pinnacle Class Ship ms Nieuw Statendam

News Release: Holland America Line Looks to the Future and Honors the Past by Naming Next Pinnacle Class Ship ms Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line announced today that the name of the next Pinnacle Class ship set for delivery in fall 2018 will be ms Nieuw Statendam. Honoring the company’s past while keeping its eyes on the future, Nieuw Statendam will be the sixth ship in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name Statendam.