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.
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.
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.
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