Holland America Line’s Newest Ship the MS Koningsdam
Bookings Now Open for 2016 Summer Europe Cruises on Holland America Line’s Newest Ship the MS Koningsdam
Guests can reserve summer cruises roundtrip Amsterdam and the ship’s official Christening Cruise departing May 9, 2016
Guests can now make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, launching in February 2016. In addition, the line has announced details of the ship’s 13-day Christening Cruise, departing May 9, 2016, from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which can be booked now.
From May throughout the summer, the ship will sail roundtrip from Amsterdam on itineraries to Norway, the Baltic, British Isles and Iceland. The May 9 Christening Cruise will feature the ship’s official naming celebration on May 21 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, followed by an overnight at Amsterdam.
Koningsdam's Premiere Sailings in the Mediterranean that run February through early May 2016 opened for booking in December and have been very popular.
“We are excited to open the maiden European summer season of Koningsdam for booking and especially pleased to announce the Christening Cruise that will feature the official naming celebration of this special ship,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The summer season cruises on Koningsdam offer unique itineraries, so we recommend guests book early to reserve their preferred sailing date and stateroom.”
From its summer homeport of Amsterdam, Koningsdam will begin a series of seven- and 14-day cruises to Norway that showcase the country’s stunning scenery and dramatic fjords.
In August, the ship sails a British Isles and Iceland itinerary that features three calls in Iceland and visits to ports in England, Scotland and Norway.
On two 14-day itineraries in June and September, guests can embark on a journey to the Baltic and visit historical and cultural sites in Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden.
The ship’s fall and winter itineraries will be announced in the coming months.
About MS Koningsdam
Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle Class of ship for Holland America Line. The vessel will debut several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues, while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with Holland America Line.
To bring a fresh vision to Koningsdam, Holland America Line tapped Adam D. Tihany, one of the world’s pre-eminent hospitality designers. Tihany joins distinguished maritime designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten who worked with Holland America Line on MS Eurodam and MS Nieuw Amsterdam. The two firms will create an interior that blends a fresh, contemporary styling in perfect harmony with the line’s renowned classic elegance.
For more information about about MS Koningsdam and Holland America Line, contact a travel professional, call 1300 987 322 or visit www.hollandamerica.com.au
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