Cruise Bookings Open for ms Koningsdam with Family & Solo Staterooms
Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premiere Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Open for reservations today, Dec. 1, the first sailings of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a series of six 12-day itineraries throughout the Mediterranean.
“Since Holland America Line announced this beautiful new ship, guests have been asking when they can book the Premiere voyages, so we anticipate they will sell out quickly,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president.“It’s always an exciting day when the bookings open for the first time, and if guests want to be on one of the first voyages of Koningsdam we recommend they book early.”
The seven-day Premiere Voyage is roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; departing Feb. 20 to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kérkira (Corfu) and Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; and Naples, Italy.
Following the Premiere Voyage, from the end of February through early May ms Koningsdam will cruise a series of six 12-day Premiere Sailings on two alternating itineraries roundtrip from Civitavecchia. The first itinerary calls at Katakolon, Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes and Crete, Greece; Istanbul (overnight) and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; and Naples. The other itinerary visits Naples; Palermo, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia; Gibraltar, British Territory; and Cádiz, Málaga, Cartagena and Barcelona (overnight), Spain.
About ms Koningsdam
Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle Class of ship for Holland America Line. The vessel will debut several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues, while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with Holland America Line.
To bring a fresh vision to ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line tapped Adam D. Tihany, one of the world’s pre-eminent hospitality designers. Tihany joins distinguished maritime designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten who worked with Holland America Line on ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. The two firms will create an interior that blends a fresh, contemporary styling in perfect harmony with the line’s renowned classic elegance.
The line recently unveiled the first series of interior renderings for ms Koningsdam on its website, and additional details will be revealed over the coming months, including plans for the ship’s official christening.
Koningsdam to feature single and family staterooms
Now that you’ve seen the itineraries it’s time to start thinking about which cabin best suits your needs! Koningsdam will feature Holland America Line’s first-ever purpose-built staterooms for families as well as single staterooms among its 1,331 guest accommodations (total capacity is 2,650). In addition, many familiar stateroom categories such as Neptune, Signature and Vista suites will be available in a wider range of sizes and a variety of configurations.
The 32 new specially designed family ocean-view staterooms will range from 222 to 231 square feet and feature special amenities such as two bathrooms and accommodations for five people. The 12 single ocean-view cabins will range from 127 to 172 square feet in size and will be available on multiple decks at a variety of forward, mid-ship and aft locations.
With a sophisticated color palette and the freedom to design from the ground up based on guest feedback, ms Koningsdam’s staterooms and suites feature a host of modern functional details such as bedside USB ports, custom casework and frameless glass shower doors that feel elegant and luxurious.
On ms Koningsdam, the “suite life” gets even sweeter with larger, more luxurious quarters. A grand Pinnacle Suite is an expansive 1,290 square feet with a bedroom, living room, dining area, dressing room and private verandah with whirlpool. The two Neptune Spa Suites and 43 Neptune Suites range from a generous 465 to a huge 855 square feet. Neptune and Pinnacle Suite guests have access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleetwide lounges provide worktables, a large-screen television, library, sofas and chairs, and complimentary refreshments throughout the day.
The ship will have the most staterooms with verandahs in the Holland America Line fleet with 912 total ranging from Verandah to Pinnacle Suite categories. Guests looking to focus on health and wellness during the cruise can book verandah spa accommodations, conveniently located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon that come with yoga mats for use during the voyage and an iPod docking station.
For guests looking for a more affordable option, the line is offering 266 standard or large interior accommodations up to 225 square feet.
Take a peek at more details of Koningsdam’s design here.
Will you be booking one of the Premiere Sailings or the Premiere Voyage? Tell us in the comments below!
Single cabin! Finally!!! ☺
Single cabin! Finally. ☺
Booked for the first voyage !
Looking forward to seeing what the price structure will be .
Would love to cruise the new ship. 60 years married in June 2016. Maybe we can arrange a cruise!
6o years married in 2016. Hopefully can arrange a cruise!
In the Vista and Verandah SR’s it appears the TV is in an awkward position to be viewed from the couch? It looks like the best view is from the bed?
We would like to know when this ship will do a grand voyage cruise , we’ve done a 45day and a 69day on the Masdam , but that ship is so old it needs to be sunk..
I am very excited that there are single occupancy rooms.
Love the look of staterooms, a very beautiful ship. Hope to sail with it one day.
looks amazing. Wish we could do a med cruise. It’s on my bucket list. Maybe one day!
Cannot wait to sail on her, Well done HAL.
We are looking for a family trip next year to celebrate our 50th anniversary. 7 adults, 3 children 8, 10 & 10.
can’t wait for all the details.
very interested in single cabins
we would love to be on the Premerie Voyage.
We have been to the Antartica,two years ago. Very impressif. We where so lucky with the weather around Chrismas and New year. We can always look back on the c.d. if we want to.
We will never forget that amazing trip.
I’m interested……..I will have to talk to my Family about a Mediterranean Cruise
Interested in knowing more about the single staterooms. If there are veranda and the prices of all available.
My I joint whit your company
Glad its sailing around Europe to start with, long haul flights from the UK are hard work for us. I would love to do the premier voyage or the second itinerary on the premier sailings. We have visited several of the ports on offer during previous cruises but that doesn’t matter to us, as long as we are sailing on a HAL ship we will be happy and a new ship would be just perfect.
would be wonderful to try this new ship she looks beautiful, we have only been on the Ryndam which we loved but she is coming to the end of her time with HAL.
Awesome would be in heaven if I was first to be on a ship like that.
We took the Alaska Cruise but due to
hurricane wind our trip was cut short to one destination. I’m so excited to try this new ship someday for my honeymoon. Congratulations to
Looks great, so we just booked for the Premiere Voyage in febr 2016 out of Rome.
We enjoyed the hospitality already on the MS Volendam to Alaska in 2012.
Can’t wait ..
Very interested in booking on this beautiful ship. Would like a 2 week cruise preferable late spring or early fall. Bucket list a must. Love traveling with Holland America.
it is my dream to make ones more a trip to sales by HAL I dit go in 2011 en 2012 bij norwegian but is was not so good, so if i had the money i go just for the last time, but i tink it is to expensif for my, if you can five my Sam time to pay you back in 24 monhts i wil go.
I no it is not posible but so you get my point, tank you for you time.
Pieter en Fanny brouwer from holland. We are 65 and 67 years old.
glad to hear about the single cabins.
We did the “Eurodam” premier vojage in 2008. We did book also the first trip with the ‘KONINGSDAM” and hope it will be as good as our trip from Amsterdam. We also would like to know about a possible inauguration event like the one for the “Eurodam” in Amsterda 2008.
We did the premier trip on the European and many other HAL trips. Love them all. We are doing the Princendam this Christmas
Very interested in learning more about the single cabins and pricing.
Very pleased that HAL has thought of the singles, as nowadays there are more people like us yet we have to pay heavily on the supplements. I do like HAL.
Clever use of a mirror in the interior cabin to give the appearance of a window. Also better lighting.
Thank you for thinking of us singles. Paying double can be costly. Can’t wait to find out more on the cost and details.
12 SINGLE CABINS!!!!!!!! Is that correct out 2650 people? Or is that supposed to be a joke.
Booked for the Apr 16 cruise to Istanbul. Looking forward to sailing in this new ship. Had fun in 2008 with the Eurodam inaugural to Norway.
Single cabins, FINALLY!
Congratulations for the new ship … had a lot of memories with HAL …
I’m glad to hear that HAL will provide solo cabins on the Konigsdam. This is long overdue, and HAL should consider incorporating solo cabins into the refitting of their other cruise ships. Given the interest shown in this blog for solo cabins, I’m surprised that only 12 cabins are solo. Didn’t HAL do any marketing research on the demand for solo cabins?? There is a huge market out there!
Our first trip wash in November 2013 with the Noordam to the Caribian for 21,days,and whe fall in love for cruising with the HOLLAND AMERIKA LINE,Our next trip is with the KONINGSDAM four 19 days ,(MY TRAVEL AGENT told me whe are the first with a booking from the NETHERLANDS FOR THIS TRIP) whe love this new ship,to the mediterenian ,whe hope the same top class services,.. like the Noordam ,but whe now its not a problem.
Whe say in the Netherland when their is a new ship built and make his first trip ,BEHOUDEN VAART VOOR SCHIP EN BEMANNING. AND CONGRATULATIONS Holland Amerika line wtth this new SHIP ,i am aDUTCHMAN AND BE VERRY PROUD WITH THIS NEW SHIP.
Very interesting that you took off any comment dealing with the size of the ship!
Will the ship remain in Europe or will you be moving it to the Americas also?
Solo cabin! Finally. Hope to make 500 days this voyage. Can hardly wait!!
First time on an inaugural voyage. Any special mementos?
Thank you HAL for the single cabins. I booked Passage to America. Would be nice to have a chair in the room as I like to read in quiet. Still the price is great so will find another place to read.
Single cabins at last. But only 12?
Like to book solo stateroom on Koningsdam, but how? Solo staterooms are not listed.