Ushering in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising, MS Koningsdam will raise the bar for 21st century elegance and as heir, will carry forward the tradition, heritage and signature service that the Holland American Line is known for.
Bringing exciting new culinary and entertainment venues all 2,650 passengers, MS Koningsdam is set to impress all who sail aboard her.
MS Koningsdam warmly welcomes younger children right up to teenagers, providing them with their own sanctuary areas and a wide variety of exciting activities to keep them entertained. The dedicated Club HAL® crew are always on hand, so parents can relax safe in the knowledge that children are having a great time.
A ground breaking concept that blends the love for food and entertainment into a new and interactive experience for all is the Culinary Arts Centre. You’ll be able to join the resident Culinary Arts Centre Host for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations; special workshops will also be held for children and teens, focusing on fun, easy-to-make recipes.
The tranquil contemporary spa will be a haven of beauty salon and spa treatments with thermal pools, heated ceramic loungers and treatments rooms facing out to sea. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the spacious Fitness Centre, equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines, along with instructor-led classes for yoga and Pilates. Going to the gym not your thing? Then take a jog or brisk stroll around Promenade deck that encircles the ship and offers spectacular 360° views.
There will be a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops, including one-of-a-kind treasures in Merabella, with luxury jewellery, high-end watches and pieces from noted designers. End your shopping trip with a visit to the Explorations Café and relax in comfort with a hot espresso and a pile of books, magazines and crossword puzzles.
When the sun goes down there is even more to see and do. This marvellous cruise ship will continue to surprise with the iconic Queen’s Lounge for a little late night music. A signature Holland American Line venue, the Queen’s Lounge has been reimagined to draw inspiration from music and give a nod to the graceful curves of a violin. Now spanning two floors, the venue boasts the largest dance floor on the ship. Alternatively, the tranquil and sophisticated Explorer’s Lounge is the perfect place to relax whilst sipping a warm hot drink or liquor.
The evening can be ended in style as you try your hand against Lady Luck at the Casino, with everything from popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming. If your gambling skills need refining casino professionals are on hand, eager to help you learn a new skill.
A preview of the dining venues aboard MS Koningsdam has already revealed a remarkable taste of the dining experiences to come. MS Koningsdam’s main dining room, aptly name The Dining Room, now spans over two floors with strong, bright interiors and beautifully framed sea views. Menus will reflect signature dishes from influential chefs of the Culinary Council, with classic favourites, regionally inspired cuisine and vegetarian options. A pre-set seating and dining time, or arrive ‘Arrive As You Wish®’ option will also be available.
Seafood lovers can indulge in the freshest selection of French seafood dishes, from fresh oysters and scallops to salt crusted fish, all created with a contemporary twist in Sel De Mer. This new addition to MS Koningsdam boasts intimate surroundings, for a setting reminiscent of the finest French brasseries. Located beside Sel De Mer, you will find the award-winning Pinnacle Grill, where traditional steakhouse favourites and Pacific Northwest cuts of beef can be enjoyed.
A causal change of pace is offered in the Lido Market, where you can grab and go or have your creation quickly made to order. Different themed station will showcase a wide choice of speciality dishes including:
» Breadboard – filling the air with the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries
» Wild Harvest – offering a generous selection of salads
» Homestead – for comfort classics
» Distant Lands – presenting you with flavours from around the world
» Sweet Spot – for delightful ice cream creations and desserts
Light snacks, alcoholic beverages and great coffee can be enjoyed in the whimsical Grand Dutch Café, a cosy lounge that draws inspiration from the blue and white of Delftware and silhouettes of charming Amsterdam buildings.
The dress code on board MS Koningsdam during the day has emphasis on comfort. For the evening, the dress code will vary and guests will be informed of this in the daily newspaper delivered to their stateroom each evening. Evening apparel falls into two distinct categories, Formal or Smart Casual. Smart Casual attire entails trousers and coloured shirts for men, with casual dresses, trousers and smart casual evening wear for ladies. Formal evenings are often the highlight of a voyage, with gentlemen in tuxedos and ladies showing off their lavish evening gowns. There are approximately two formal nights per week.
Certain shore excursions may require particular attention to clothing, with sacred sites and places of worship often not allowing vests, shorts and bare legs. For this reason, we would always suggest taking clothing to cover shoulders and legs whenever possible.
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