Holland America Line has launched a video series in anticipation of the launch of their new ship, ms Koningsdam. Hosted by the ship’s inaugural cruise director Johnathan Rogers, “Countdown to Koningsdam” will provide construction updates and feature either one of the ship’s officers or a Holland America executive who will share the latest progress on the vessel.
The video series is designed to bring anticipation and excitement to the launch of the new ship, which will be in April. Among those who will be in the video series are Hotel Director Stan Kuppens, who will show the progress of the atrium and talk about his move to the yard; VP of Deployment and Tour Marketing Linda Springmann, who will talk about the inaugural year itineraries; Senior VP of Guest Experience Product Development Michael Smith, who will reveal details about the dining room; and more.
The host, Johnathan Rogers, speaks six languages (soon to be eight) and will put them to good use as the ship’s Cruise Director. He has worked on several Holland America ships and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistics and modern languages, respectively.
Videos as they’re released will be available here.