Find Cruise Deals
THE FIRST. It’s always a thrill to anticipate a new ship joining Holland America Line’s magnificent fleet. But it’s especially exciting when that new arrival is the first of a new class of ship. For when the 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, she will not only be the first to bear that name, she will usher in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising.
Pinnacle means "high point" - and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history. Then again, in many ways, Koningsdam has been 141 years in the making. As heir, she'll carry forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known-while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance.
Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: "Koning," means king in Dutch-and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years. And "dam," because, after all ... this is a Holland America Line ship, and the "dam" naming convention dates back to 1883.
The Dining Room
Menus in the Dining Room will reflect the latest signature dishes from the influential chefs who comprise our Culinary Council, along with classic favorites, vegetarian options, and regionally inspired cuisine. Guests can choose whether to arrange a pre-set seating and dining time, or to arrive As You Wish, following the desires of the day.
This intimate, award-winning guest favorite features choice Pacific Northwest cuts of beef and other traditional steakhouse favorites, beautifully complemented by boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest.
Tamarind's exotic menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, including a newly added sushi bar. Recently noted by Condé Nast Traveler for its “cuisine that rivals the top restaurants on land,” Tamarind is located on the Panorama deck, providing stunning views. Lunch includes tantalizing items such as steamed dim sum and spicy crab. Exotic dinner menus created by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin feature dishes honoring the elements of water, wood, fire and earth.
Canaletto’s menu, offering a variety of authentic Italian dishes to enjoy with family and friends, is designed around the Italian concept of spartire, meaning "to share."
The perfect poolside spot for a grilled burger, gourmet hot dog or savory fries.
In Room Dining
As always, complimentary In-Room Dining is available around the clock. Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Have an early dinner on your verandah before an evening shore excursion. Or ring for a salad, sandwich or entrée any time, “just because."
The iconic Queen’s Lounge has been completely re-imagined as a striking two-tiered nightclub. Adam D. Tihany once again drew inspiration for the space from musical instruments, nodding to the graceful curves and making extensive use of wood, fluid waveforms, and light.
By day, the beautiful room hosts presentations, speakers, and other special events. At night, The Queen’s Lounge will host the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, showcasing the sounds of Memphis performed by an amazing eight-piece band. And following the evening’s entertainment, the room transforms yet again, into a late-night dance club fueled by state-of-the-art sound and special LED lighting effects.
From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, our casino is well-equipped and staffed with professionals eager to help guests learn new skills.
The Crow’s Nest, a favorite place for guests to gather at the top of every ship, is elegantly styled aboard ms Koningsdam.
As always, views—captured by huge wrap-around windows—take center stage, offering panoramic scenes that change by the nautical mile.
Settle in and salute the sunset with a fresh signature cocktail from the Crow’s Nest bar. Take a front row seat as Koningsdam glides through a breathtaking fjord or into the next colorful island port.
From an intimate nook to observe and wonder to a festive setting to meet family and friends, the Crow’s Nest is your airy, expansive perch on the world.
A refined place for coffees, drinks and liqueurs.
Culinary Arts Center
On ms Koningsdam, the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine® magazine becomes a dedicated shipboard setting with a dramatic show kitchen and individual cooking stations that will be used exclusively for activities such as cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes by visiting celebrity chefs and the ship’s own experts. Regionally inspired workshops, as well as kids’ and teens’ cooking classes, also will be featured. Large mirrors, viewing screens and an open kitchen make it possible for everyone to watch the food preparation and learn from the comfort of their table.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Our tranquil contemporary spa is a haven of luxurious beauty salon and spa treatments, featuring thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms facing the sea.
Engage and Discover: Drop by Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn new technical skills taught by Microsoft-trained techsperts.
These small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use. One-on-one “Techspert Time” is also available each day for additional help or questions.
Each stand-alone, 50-minute session takes place in our dedicated Digital Workshop, equipped with the latest technology. From photo editing and movie/slide show creation, PC organization, Cloud Storage and security, choose to attend all or drop in as you please. Each session is offered several times throughout each cruise.
Relax in the comfortable coffeehouse atmosphere of Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, featuring the daily crossword puzzle, custom espresso drinks and pastries, and a comprehensive selection of books and travel guides.
Our spacious, professionally-staffed Fitness Center is equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines and features fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and more. Two refreshing outdoor pools also await, along with a jogging track and sport courts on deck 11.
Find one-of-a-kind treasures at Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.
The Signature Shops
Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops.
A hallmark of the Holland America Line experience, the Lido Pool, domed by a retractable glass roof, has been given added dimension aboard Koningsdam, extending its appeal from day into night.
Swimming, sunning and lunch al fresco by day give way to the hum of moviegoers arriving for the evening’s show, projected on an expansive outdoor movie screen. Feature films play under a canopy of stars with complimentary snacks served chair-side and guests can also pick up a great dish from any of the adjacent casual dining venues.
Now spanning two levels, the Lido Pool is a haven with comfortable lounge chairs for relaxing and great choices for a bite to eat, from New York Deli & Pizza to Dive-In for a gourmet burger to Gelato for delicious ice cream treats.
Club HAL provides a wide variety of exciting youth and teen-friendly activities for guests ages 3 to 17, supervised by full-time staff with degrees in education, recreation, childhood development or related fields.
- Kids ages 3 - 7: Younger cruisers enjoy activities such as pirate treasure hunts, pizza making, storytelling and Little Artists crafts.
- 'Tweens ages 8 - 12: 'Tweens can take part in video game tournaments, relay races, culinary workshops, karaoke dance parties and more.
- Teens ages 13–17: Enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, tech classes and teen-only night club events.