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Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-passenger ms Nieuw Statendam at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The Pinnacle Class ship is scheduled for delivery in November 2018. Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class…   read more of “Keel Laying…”

Holland America Line to Build Third Pinnacle Class Ship for Delivery in 2021

Holland America Line to Build Third Pinnacle Class Ship for Delivery in 2021

Carnival Corporation announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in early 2017. The two new ships are designated for the company’s Holland America Line and Princess Cruises brands. Holland America Line’s new ship will be…   read more of “Holland America…”

‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series Ramps Up Excitement for Ship Launch

‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series Ramps Up Excitement for Ship Launch

In anticipation of the launch of ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line is debuting a series of short videos called “Countdown to Koningsdam” that will provide construction updates as the ship nears completion. Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, each video features one of the ship’s principal officers or a Holland America Line executive…   read more of “‘Countdown to…”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Partnership Brings First Wine BLENDing Venue to Sea!

Chateau Ste. Michelle Partnership Brings First Wine BLENDing Venue to Sea!

At an event in Seattle, Holland America Line and Chateau Ste. Michelle announced an exciting new partnership. Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will be able to experience the art of winemaking at BLEND aboard ms Koningsdam when the ship debuts in April 2016. In collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed…   read more of “Chateau Ste….”

Dazzling New Video & Images Introduce Koningsdam, New Ship Debuts April 2016

Dazzling New Video & Images Introduce Koningsdam, New Ship Debuts April 2016

The ms Koningsdam story continues to unfold in a new video revealing never-before-seen renderings and more details about Holland America Line’s newest ship, scheduled to set sail in Europe in April 2016. Guests can “come aboard” Koningsdam by viewing the video at hollandamerica.com. Through sweeping flyover views and vibrant images, the fourth video in the…   read more of “Dazzling New Video…”

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Another milestone was reached in the construction of Koningsdam with the float-out and transfer of the ship from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. At the outfitting dock, final construction and interior furnishing will take place until the ship is delivered March 31, 2016. This short video shows…   read more of “Newbuild Milestone:…”

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

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…   read more of “Bookings Open Today…”

Koningsdam’s Summer 2016 Season Announced — Ship to Sail from Amsterdam

Koningsdam’s Summer 2016 Season Announced — Ship to Sail from Amsterdam

In summer 2016, Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will sail out of the port of Amsterdam, marking the first time the company will have three ships sailing out of three Dutch ports: Koningsdam out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam out of Rotterdam and Prinsendam out of Ijmuiden. Koningsdam will debut a series of northern Europe…   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”