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Bookings Open Today for Koningsdam’s Christening Cruise and Summer Europe

You’ve asked and you’ve waited, and now it’s finally here! Starting today guests can make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of ms Koningsdam and the May 9 Christening Cruise.

As previously detailed on the blog, from May through the summer the ship will be sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on itineraries to Norway, the Baltic, British Isles and Iceland. That makes three ships sailing from Dutch homeports – a first for Holland America Line.

Additionally, the ship’s 13-day Christening Cruise that departs May 9, 2016, from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will be open to book. The Christening Cruise will feature the ship’s official naming celebration May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, followed by an overnight at Amsterdam.

“We are excited to open the maiden European summer season of Koningsdam for booking and especially pleased to announce the Christening Cruise that will feature the official naming celebration of this special ship,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The summer season cruises on Koningsdam offer unique itineraries, so we recommend guests book early to reserve their preferred sailing date and stateroom.”

From its summer homeport of Amsterdam, Koningsdam will begin a series of seven- and 14-day cruises to Norway that showcase the country’s stunning scenery and dramatic fjords.

In August the ship sails a British Isles and Iceland itinerary that features three calls in Iceland and visits to ports in England, Scotland and Norway.

Three ports in Iceland highlight the Northern Isles itineraries. Guests can even go whale watching on the Husavik Whale Watching Safari tour in Akuruyri.

Three ports in Iceland highlight the Northern Isles itineraries. Guests can even go whale watching on the Husavik Whale Watching Safari tour in Akuruyri.

On two 14-day itineraries in June and September, guests can embark on a journey to the Baltic and visit historical and cultural sites in Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden.

Gorgeous ports in the Baltic await, like Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia.

Gorgeous ports in the Baltic await, like Helsinki, Finland, left, and Tallinn, Estonia.

In a first for Holland America Line, the ship will feature purpose-built staterooms for families of five as well as single staterooms among its 1,331 guest accommodations.

The ship’s fall and winter itineraries will be announced in the coming months.

Raise your hand if you’ll be booking a Koningsdam European itinerary or the Christening Cruise! Tell us which one below!

7 Comments
  • Dean

    When will the Fall sailings be announced and available?

  • Julie

    Stay tuned, Dean!

  • Lee

    Going to book the July 17 Norway cruise. it will be our 2nd Hal cruise. Can’t wait.

  • Darlene

    Just booked the Christening cruise for the ms Koningsdam – right now aboard the ms Prinsendam in Copenhagen! We love you, HAL!

  • Fred Silhanek

    I have a booking for the 7 day inaugural out of Rome. What is now the date for that trip?

  • Wayne

    My wife and I are booked on the 20night Christening cruise. Will passengers be able to attend the Christening of the Koningsdam and what type of celebrations are planned for the koningsdam.

  • Julie

    Wayne, unfortunately due to spacing a few guests will be invited but not all. We will reveal more details about the celebrations soon, so stay tuned!

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