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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

Through sweeping flyover views and vibrant images, the fourth video in the Koningsdam series highlights spacious two-tier dining, lounge and pool areas as well as the ship’s innovative Music Walk and an abundance of culinary experiences shipboard venues and innovations, including family staterooms – a first for Holland America Line.

“A newbuild generates a lot of buzz, especially a new class of ship like Koningsdam, and the videos allow us to show off all of the ship’s exciting amenities and share our anticipation of its launch next year,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Koningsdam offers the perfect balance between classic and contemporary, and the videos show our guests what a fantastic and beautiful ship it’s going to be.”

With the ship still under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard at Marghera, Italy, new and enhanced renderings of several onboard areas provide a more comprehensive glimpse into the 2,650-guest newbuild.


Onboard entertainment will be taken to a new level with the energetic Music Walk area featuring all genres of music showcased in venues including Lincoln Center Stage offering chamber music nightly; Billboard Onboard where live musicians rock the crowd with chart-topping hits; and the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge bringing the best of Memphis music to sea.

Take a dip in the pool and then grab some snacks at the two-tiered Lido Pool area featuring Gelato, serving homemade Italian ices and ice cream, popsicles, waffle cones, sundaes, floats, shakes and malts; New York Deli & Pizza, where guests can get a specialty sandwich or custom-made thin-crust pie in less than 10 minutes; and Dive-In with gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs and fries made to order.

Clockwise from top: the Lido pool area, Gelato, Lido Bar, New York Deli & Pizza and Dive-In.

Clockwise from top: the Lido pool area, Gelato, Lido Bar, New York Deli & Pizza and Dive-In.

At night in the new Lido Pool area, feature films are shown on an expansive outdoor movie screen with complimentary snacks served chairside.

Soar through the culinary offerings and see the striking décor that brings each venue’s personality to life — from the blue and white hues of the Grand Dutch Cafe to The Dining Room to the classic Pinnacle Grill. Viewers can see the reimagined Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine that will offer demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes during the day and transform into a dinner venue at night based on the popular farm-table movement. A new rendering of Sel de Mer, the intimate seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on timeless French classics, shows the bistro-like atmosphere and rich, colorful design.

Sel de Mer is an intimate seafood brasserie serving French classics with a contemporary twist.

Sel de Mer is an intimate seafood brasserie serving French classics with a contemporary twist.

The Crow’s Nest is a Holland America Line tradition and guest favorite, and the video shows new renderings of the venue with its sweeping panoramic views and cozy furnishings.

Guests love the cozy ambiance and panoramic views of the Crow's Nest.

Guests love the cozy ambiance and panoramic views of the Crow’s Nest.

Family staterooms that can accommodate up to five guests make their debut on Koningsdam, and new renderings of Club HAL children’s facilities show why a Holland America Line cruise is the perfect family vacation.

Junior cruisers will have a blast at Club HAL!

Junior cruisers will have a blast at Club HAL!

To view all four videos in the series, visit

Stay tuned to the blog for more exciting Koningsdam news in the coming weeks. And remember, if you’re looking to sail on the newbuild, bookings are open for its summer season in Europe and Caribbean season in the winter. We hope to see you onboard!

  • Linda Feiges

    Does this ship have a movie theater ? If so, do you show movies several times a day and evening ?

  • Mike King

    Wonderful new ship and great video. See more news on the Konigsdam at Can’t wait to see her…….

  • Bernie Rodrigo Labay

    Astonishing pictures!!! Great ship!! Can’t wait to set my working feet!

    Suggestion for new DAM ship’s name: VERDENSDAM!!

  • Dr. Joseph Gilkey

    Is there a library on board the Koningsdam?

  • Lair Potts

    She is AMAZING looking. If shes half as beautiful as the renderings she will still be amazing, and the most beautiful ship since the Noordam in 2006! Inspiring and engaging video makes we want to step aboard. That shot of the main diningroom is stunning. Truly innovative design for a new era at HAL. Thanks

  • Johann Gamperl

    Looks like a very modern design but keeps the Holland Americe tradition alive.I specially like the two tear pool deck. I have a couple of questions though, is there a library and where is the Ocean bar? We liked it so much we already booked a cruise on it.

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  • ronald andrus

    my wife and i have booked for the transatlantic from Rome to Ft Lauderdale… it should be a great trip.

  • Margot

    Where can we find THE information abouth the ship? Length etc

  • Ray Leetons

    Is there a library on board?

  • Julie

    Ray, there are booking in the Exploration’s Cafe, like on many of the other ships in our fleet.

  • Rene Bahan

    Great and beautiful ships design..nice lounges…beautiful ambiance to work with….So Bar staff, get on your feet……Cheers HAL

  • Karl and Joyce Doup

    We are looking forward to another great Holland America Cruise on the MS Koningsdam. We booked the trip a year ago and ready to sail on April 8, 2016.

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