If you’re a regular visitor to these pages, you’ll remember that back in September, I shared with you the news that Holland America Line’s new ship would be called Koningsdam and would be the first vessel in its new Pinnacle Class.
Named partly in tribute to the Netherlands’ first king in 100 years, King Willem-Alexander, the 99,500-ton ship will continue the line’s long tradition of premium, mid-sized ships, catering to 2,650 passengers. This means more space for those who sail on the vessel, with a range of all-new on-board features including an expanded Queen’s Lounge and a brand-new stateroom category – Family Ocean-view.
Koningsdam will begin her debut season on the seas by exploring the Mediterranean, with itineraries ranging from seven to 24 days and some taking the form of special Collectors’ Voyages, which offer guests more time to explore the new ship and experience its fantastic features for themselves. The ship’s seven-day Premier Voyage embarks from Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, on 20 February 2016 and explores some of Italy Greece and Croatia’s most celebrated sites and cities, including Dubrovnik and Olympia.
Following this in the spring, there’s a brand-new itinerary for the line, which is sure to capture the interest of both new cruisers and seasoned veterans alike. The 12-day Greek and Turkish Treasures has three departures in the spring and, as its name suggests, is the perfect way to take in the finest sights of both Greece and Turkey, combining well-known favourites with some lesser-known treasures.
To experience Koningsdam for yourself, keep your eye on our website for these fantastic sailings. Or if you can’t wait for your chance to cruise the Holland America way, we always have a great selection of sailings offered by a host of feature-packed ships in the HAL fleet, so check out our deals pages to find the perfect one for you.
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