Holland America Takes Delivery of Koningsdam

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Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today, March 31, 2016officially 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.  

ms Koningsdam in Fincantieri Shipyard.
ms Koningsdam in Fincantieri Shipyard.

The ship will soon reach Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, for its Premiere Voyage departing April 8. Following a series of premiere Mediterranean voyages, Koningsdam’s official naming ceremony will occur in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on May 20.

The Future

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

The 99,500-ton vessel accommodates 2,650 guests and is the ultimate expression of Holland America Line’s brand evolution. Koningsdam debuts several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while 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 travelers among its 1,331 guest accommodations.

Source/photo: Holland America

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