About Holland America Line

Holland America Line stands for classic cruise experiences with superb food and excellent service. The standard may be compared with competitors such as Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. Though becoming increasingly popular Holland America Line is still an insider tip in Europe. The main onboard language is English. We recommend travelers to have a fairly good command of the English language to make the cruises a pleasant experience.

 

The Ship

The Koningsdam is scheduled to enter service in February 2016. With a registered tonnage of 99.500 she will offer space for up to 2,650 guests. More than 1,000 crew members take care of the guests’ needs. Holland America Line combines the luxury and elegance of a classic cruise liner with the amenities of a state of the art ship at Konigsdam.

 

Staterooms

All staterooms are modern, comfortably equipped and provide enough storage room for your luggage. Even the smallest inside staterooms have a size of 16 square meters.

 

Premium mattresses and bed linen as well as several pillow choices are the basis for good sleep. Beds can always be arranged as doubles or twins. Bathing robes are provided in all cabins for the time of the cruise. If you wish a gratuitous basket with fruits will it be brought to your cabin and will be refilled as well. Shoe cleaning service is free of charge.

 

Atmosphere on board

The Koningsdam is much more a “classic cruise liner” than a “party vessel” and therefore guests are not the youngest in average. Even though families with children are definitely also welcome onboard. On about two nights per week formal “black tie” evenings are held. Participation is not a must since guests have the possibility to dine in alternative locations where more casual clothing is sufficient.

 

Food and Beverages

The superb cuisine is surely one of the highlights of every cruise with Holland America Line. Guests can spontaneously choose to dine à la carte in the main restaurant or in the buffet restaurant. For a surcharge the “Pinnacle Grill” is another option with culinary highlights.

 

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

During the day guests may for example enjoy wine-tastings, computer or painting courses, poker tournaments or lectures on the next destinations. In the evening shows and live music provide diversion while you will always be able to find quiet places if you prefer a calm evening.

 

You enjoy doing sports? Go swimming in an outdoor pool that can be turned into an indoor pool with a moveable glass roof. Workout in the gym, jogging on the deck and aerobic or pilates courses are also interesting alternatives. For a more relaxing day guests may enjoy the elegant “Greenhouse Spa”.

 

Our Summary

The Koningsdam blends a classic cruise experience with modern amenities. She is the evolution of Holland America Line’s best characteristics.