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Koningsdam Lookbook: Come Aboard Through Photos by Michel Verdure

We can’t get enough of Koningsdam, and we hope you can’t either! A new ship brings new adventures, and for so many finally seeing photos of the ship rather than renderings is exciting. To bring the ship to life for those who aren’t cruising any time soon, Michel Verdure, one of the foremost photographers in the cruise industry, sailed aboard Koningsdam from the shipyard to Civitavecchia. During the journey he spent day and night capturing every aspect of the ship, from public venues and entertainment to art and staterooms.

Come aboard through some of his photos and see how beautiful the ship looks.

Dining Venues Offer Cuisine for Every Palate

Guest-favorite Tamarind serves incredible Pan-Asian fare.

Guest-favorite Tamarind serves incredible Pan-Asian fare.

Guests can now enjoy a farm-to-table concept dinner at the Culinary Arts Center featuring Koppert Cress microgreens grown onboard.

Guests can now enjoy a farm-to-table concept dinner at the Culinary Arts Center featuring Koppert Cress microgreens grown onboard.

The reimagined Lido Market is bright, fresh and has something for everyone.

The reimagined Lido Market is bright, fresh and has something for everyone.

Ciao, Canaletto! The Italian eatery has beautiful sea views that pair perfectly with the fabulous cuisine.

Ciao, Canaletto! The Italian eatery has beautiful sea views that pair perfectly with the fabulous cuisine.

Grand Dutch Cafe serves delicious pastries, coffee, tea and other culinary treats.

Grand Dutch Cafe serves delicious pastries, coffee, tea and other culinary treats.

Holland America Line's heritage shines through at Grand Dutch Cafe.

Holland America Line’s heritage shines through at Grand Dutch Cafe.

New York Pizza & Deli serves personalized, made-to-order pies, as well as bagel sandwiches in the morning.

New York Pizza & Deli serves personalized, made-to-order pies, as well as bagel sandwiches in the morning.

Bottom’s Up on Koningsdam

Wine connoisseurs will delight in making their own wine at Blend.

Wine connoisseurs will delight in making their own bottle at Blend.

Notes is the ideal venue for Whiskey tastings.

Notes is the ideal venue for Whiskey tastings.

Let Us Entertain You

Billboard Onboard features chart-topping hits and lively programming.

Billboard Onboard features chart-topping hits and lively programming.

Guests can be transported anywhere at World Stage thanks to the incredible 270-degree LED screens.

Guests can be transported anywhere at World Stage thanks to the incredible 270-degree LED screens.

World Stage uses it's 27-degree LED screen to create stunning scenery.

World Stage uses its 270-degree LED screens to create stunning scenery for the shows.

Take a Peek Into More Venues Onboard

The Lido Pool is the perfect spot to relax, take a dip and catch some rays.

The Lido Pool is the perfect spot to relax, take a dip and watch a movie on the giant screen.

The Crow's Nest offers perfect views and cozy couches.

The Crow’s Nest offers perfect views and cozy couches and chairs.

It's easy to stay fit on Koningsdam.

It’s easy to stay fit on Koningsdam.

A Koningsdam exclusive in the Holland America Line fleet, TRX is an exciting fitness class.

TRX is an exciting fitness class, and Koningsdam is the only ship in the Holland America Line fleet to have this feature.

The Barber Shop is a new feature on Holland America Line ships.

The Barber Shop is a new feature on Holland America Line ships.

Even junior cruisers have a place to hang out, have fun and meet other kids, tweens and teens.

Even junior cruisers have a place to hang out, have fun and meet other kids, tweens and teens.

The staff at Guest Services are eager to assist.

The staff at Guest Services are eager to assist.

The shops onboard showcase clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and more.

The shops onboard showcase clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and more.

This is only just a sampling of Michel’s photos. Stay tuned to see the rest of the ship in a future post.
Be sure to check out Michel’s other photos on his website: http://www.verdurephoto.com

What’s your favorite venue aboard Koningsdam from the photos you’ve seen so far? Tell us in the comments below!

48 Comments
  • RUTH KOCK

    sooooo looking forward to our cruise in September.. The Koningsdam looks just wonderful and am sure we are going to have a wonderful, wonderful time!

  • Rsaccacio

    what happened to sol and mer fish restaurant

  • Julie

    These are only just a sampling of photos! More to come! Sel de Mer is on the way soon!

  • Linda

    So excited about our upcoming 21day back to back sailing aboard the Koningsdam in June and July. We will be doing the Jewels of the Baltic and Viking Sagas. Are there coin operated laundry services available for the guests to use? Is there a place guests can use an iron?

  • Grace Stewart

    We would like to go on her for the Anniversary Sale for a 2017 sailing as we are already booked for a cruise in Nov. 2016, with Princess. We are 4 stars. The Promo said it would be good for some 2017 sailings. But I have not seen any yet. We are looking for a suite. 7 or 10 days what ever the new ship sails. Could you please let us know, I keep checking every day. Grace Thank you.

  • George

    These pictures surely makes me more eager to visit her tomorrow in Civitavecchia. Bravo to the team onboard and shoreside for making our guests feel like they are in paradise and giving them memories to cherish from their vacation and overall time onboard. Well done team, I wish I could’ve been a part of it. She is just perfect!

  • Leendertse

    Waaauw what a beautiful pictures.neant to see the ship soon. Safe journeys

  • Sandra grundler

    Beautiful ship. Can’t wait til August cruise from Amsterdam!

  • Julie

    Grace, unfortunately we don’t have that info at the blog. Please contact your travel agent or HAL_reservations@hollandamerica.com. They will be able to assist! Best!

  • Reed Taylor

    Not impressed. Looks like therecwasntbenough budget to complete the Celebrity Cruises look.

  • france misérany

    Superbe bateau je voudrais bien traverser l’atlantique bientôt pour aller visiter l’Angleterre et l’écosse quand est ce que çà se fera ???????j’aimerais être avisée quand vous le ferai avec le KONINGDAM

  • Tracy and Nathan

    Looking forward to our Honeymoon 1-8-17 from Fort Lauderdale!! Can’t wait to be aboard this beautiful ship!

  • Charles Schmidt

    We will be on the Christening cruise leaving May 9 – wondering about the details regarding the actual christening- all I can find is the date is May 20 in Rotterdam – we want to plan our shore excursions but don’t want to miss any of the events- an agenda of what, where and when would be great! Really looking forward to sailing on this beautiful ship!

  • Bill McCracken

    Not long now after our long wait for the Konningsdam Cruise,Vikings Cruise Back to Back in early August, hope to catch up with some of our past Staff and Waiters.Cruise number 8

  • Martin Cook

    We have not long returned from Southampton to Singapore aboard Rotterdam. First time with this company BUT definitely not the last. Eagerly exploring every HAL adventure. Can’t wait REAL EXCELLENCE IN EVERY WAY.

  • Joyce Ciampa

    Can’t wait until our cruise in Feb 2017 to try the new wine blending venue.

  • Christine Harder

    she looks fantastic, will sail on her Nov.13-Dec.4

  • Lori

    Thanks for the pictures!!! Can’t wait to board on May 22

  • Sue

    Is there still an Ocean’s Lounge? It’s our favourite hangout on HAL ships; the best jazz trios and dancing.

  • Charmaine Pollak

    Wat absolute beauty!! May all who grace her decks travel safe and I believe the staff of Holland America will make it a journey to remember for each traveller due to their training and commitment.

  • Eelco Wiersma

    Looking forward to our sailing from Rome on 9th May and disembark in my birthplace of Rotterdam. Greetings from New 5.

  • Christine Watson

    Looks beautiful, shame but won’t be sailing on her far too big.

  • Julie

    She doesn’t feel as big as she is. Give her a try! 😉

  • Julie

    There is an Ocean Bar! If you love jazz, you’ll love B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge with a gorgeous dance floor!

  • EDYTHE GUZIK

    I would love to see a photo of the library on this beautiful ship. Any sailings out of California?

  • Myrna

    You have not made access to the pool easy for passengers with mobility issues. I don’t see any steps into the pool only ladders which are very difficult to use for many people. I love to swim while on a cruise.

  • Janice

    Is this the new upgraded Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Bill Paul

    Looking forward to our cruise, Nov. 9-23. Christine Harder, maybe we will see you on board! Gorgeous looking ship.

  • John and Friederike Wiedemann

    We are looking forward with great anticipation to our Trans-Atlantic cruise from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale aboard the Koningsdam in October 2016.

  • Ruth F. Curley-Lefebvre

    So far I’m not impressed. This ship seems to have moved away, both physically and in atmosphere, from the Holland America that made me love cruising.
    No promenade deck from which to relax and commune with the sea. No Piano Bar and the party that could be had there every night. Dining room looks like we’ll be eating inside of a whale.

    Hopefully, cabin pictures will reveal a quiet, restful, escape from the world.

  • Lorraine

    Can’t wait for our cruise June 12 from Amsterdam. We were on Volendam Alaska etc 2014. Wouldn’t change a thing! Icing on the cake would be Mike Simonds in a piano bar again. Thanks HAL., from a pair from Oz.

  • Gloria

    Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing. I’m booked on the October Transatlantic sailing and am really looking forward to enjoying this beautiful ship!

    Keep the pictures coming, please!

  • Julie

    It’s our new ship, ms Koningsdam. Hope to welcome you onboard!

  • Julie

    Edythe, the library on Koningsdam is a small section of Explorations Cafe with a nice selection of destination books. We’ll see if we have a photo! No sailings out of California at this time. Please check out our other ships sailing out of San Diego.

  • Andy

    I want to go on my first ever cruise. This ship looks so elegant and has made the short list of cruise ships

  • Swanhilde Henze-Bennink

    The Dutch members of WISTA The Netherlands can’t wait to join the international conference in November 2016 on board of the Koningsdam starting at the departure from Fr Lauderdale!

  • Anna Don

    Nice pics and I hope to make my own pictures on our trip with the Koningsdam leaving from Amsterdam on 22th of May. Right after the ceremony in Rotterdam.

  • Ida en Wil van Pol

    onze eerste cruise met de Koningsdam naar de parels van de Oostzee.

  • Wayne Reardon

    Appears too modern a look for my taste. I enjoy the rich woods and art work of the other classes of ship, as well as the more intimate atmosphere of the smaller ships. Sometimes a cruise ship becomes nothing but a resort at sea and not a cruise on the ocean. I’m a retired naval officer and look forward to just being at sea and do not need all of the niceties of a hotel.

  • Julie

    Wayne, give it a try 😉 This ship is beautiful with deep tones and plenty of rich wood. And a lot of intimate spaces.

  • Rudi & Linda Gracias

    Fabulous photos, can’t wait for our cruise (Sept 18, 2016)We live in one of the far flung cities in the world – Perth Western Australia and originally planned a vacation in Spain and Portugal. Our plans changed when we knew of the Koningsdam’s launch. So now we’re sailing from Amsterdam to Rome and following up with a coach tour of the Iberian Peninsula.

  • David Sharpe

    Can we expect a wash room with laundromat facilities on the Koningsdam

  • Julie

    David, there are no self-service laundromats on Koningsdam, but laundry services are available.

  • Diane

    we are from Canada i like to know if we need special adapter for electricité

  • Julie

    If you use typical North America plugs then you do not need an adapter.

  • I. Tanis

    When you travel in a wheelchair as I do it is not easy to go in the pool. What not easy ….. it is not possible ! !

    One other remark / question : why is there no solarium ?

    I am waiting for the HAL response.

  • Julie

    Hello! We don’t have solariums because we have the retractable magrodome on many of the ships.

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