In less than a month, Holland America Line will take delivery of Koningsdam. The ship is being built at Fincantier’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, and with each passing day it looks more and more complete. Toward the end of construction things start to happen very rapidly, where one day a room has no furnishings, and then next carpet is down and art is on the walls!
Ed van Weijen, the ship’s electrical project manager at the yard, sent in more fun photos that show the ship’s progression. Note that some of the photos are a a week or two old, so the rooms will have changed a great deal between then and now. Enjoy!
Set Sail for the Med on Koningsdam
If you’ve not already booked a cruise on Koningsdam and these photos make you want to come aboard, it’s not too late to get in on the inaugural season.
Departing May 22, the ship makes way to the gorgeous fjord of Norway. Calling at Flam, Stavanger, Oslo and Kristiansand, the roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, cruise also explores Sognefjord and Oslofjord.
If you’ve been dreaming of crossing the Arctic Circle into the land of the Midnight Sun, depart May 29 on a 14-day adventure to where the sun shines at night. Call at Eidfjord, Bergen, Geiranger, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Alesund, Flam and Stavanger, all in Norway, during the voyage. The ship also explores the North Cape at the top of the earth, as well as Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, Trondheimsfjord and Sognefjord.
If the Baltic beckons, a 14-day Jewels of the Baltic cruise departing June 19 is the perfect itinerary. Seven countries are visited during the voyage, with calls at Copenhagen, Denmark; Rostock (Berlin) and Kiel (Hamburg), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; An overnight at St. Petersburg, Russia, highlights the itinerary.
The ship spends the summer in northern Europe and the Mediterranean before heading off to the Caribbean for the winter. Join us to experience the newest member of the fleet and our first Pinnacle-class ship! We hope to see you onboard.