Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

1st Apr 2016

Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam earlier, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet.

The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.

Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first time.

Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands. 


The ship will soon make its way to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, for its Premiere Voyage departing April 8th.

Following a series of premiere Mediterranean voyages, Koningsdam’s official naming ceremony will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on May 20th.

Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president, said: “Today is a day of celebration for the entire Holland America Line family, and a milestone in our company history.

“We all share in this proud moment as we welcome Koningsdam to our fleet.

“Koningsdam looks spectacular, beyond our expectations, and we thank all those involved for their dedication and commitment in bringing our vision to life.”

Following the naming festivities in May, the ship will head to its summer home port of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and sail a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises before returning to the Mediterranean in September.

In autumn, the ship will head across the Atlantic Ocean to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it will homeport at Port Everglades and spend the season exploring the Caribbean.

The 99,500-ton vessel accommodates 2,650 guests and epitomises the evolution of Holland America Line.

Koningsdam debuts several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with the cruise line.

The ship will feature Holland America Line’s first purpose-built staterooms for families and solo travellers among its 1,331 guest accommodations.


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