Welcome to Holland America Line, where unforgettable experiences meet exquisite detail at every turn.
With a rich seafaring heritage of more than 140 years, Holland America Line is a leader in curating unique voyages to destinations encompassing all seven continents while immersing our guests in the culture and traditions of the regions we visit. You will feel the Holland America Line difference the moment you step aboard. Our mid-sized ships are ideal for sophisticated discovery, being large enough to offer diverse onboard dining, activities and entertainment, yet small enough to feel elegant and refined. Settle in to a feeling of spaciousness with uncrowded public spaces, wraparound teak decks and well-appointed staterooms and suites. Each exhilarating experience is accompanied by our signature style of gracious service. Let us show you the world as only we can, and make your vacation one you'll never forget.
Introducing ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line’s new 2,650-guest ship arriving April 2016. The first in a new era of Pinnacle Class cruising, she will carry forward the signature style for which Holland America Line is known, while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Her name reflects that tradition, as well as a salute to the future. “Koning” is the Dutch word for king — a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than a century, while ‘dam’ has been a hallmark of Holland America Line vessel names since 1883. Brilliant hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and legendary ship architect BjØrn Storbraaten have teamed up to explore new ways to blend our rich heritage with forward thinking design. Their touchstones: light-filled spaces, visual drama, and beautiful interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments.
With a sophisticated color palate and modern functional details, accommodations aboard ms Koningsdam reflect what guest love now. Step into a private haven characterized by light, space, and elegance. Our interior designer, guided by guest feedback, was given the freedom to completely reimagine staterooms aboard. The result: welcome modern touches such as bedside USB ports and frameless shower glass doors, as well as luxe appointments like customized cabinetry. Rooms are accented with appealing shades of lilac, persimmon and pistachio, contributing to an overall contemporary feel.
Unique aboard the Koningsdam: new Family Ocean-view staterooms that make traveling together more convenient and pleasurable, with two bathrooms – both featuring showers and sinks, one offering a bathtub as well – additional closet space and accommodations for up to five guests. Solo travelers are beautifully accommodated on the Koningsdam as well, thanks to elegant new staterooms tailored just for one.
Our marquee dining venues are all here — many, reimagined with stylish new designs — along with the freedom as always to dine “As You Wish®.”
The Dining Room will span two floors and be framed by views of the sea. What’s new: stylish and sophisticated interiors inspired by the latest global trends — anchored by a copper-sheathed wine tower showcasing the great breadth of our cellars.
Sel de Mer (“sea salt” in French) will offer a contemporary twist on French seafood classics, from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish and bouillabaisse.
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by FOOD & WINE® MAGAZINE. Our signature show kitchen for demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes during the day now transforms to a dinner venue at night. Based on the popular farm-to-table movement, dinner at the Culinary Arts Center will feature simple, artisanal dishes prepared by chefs at the center of the action.
Grand Dutch Café, inspired by blue and white Delftware (and our Dutch heritage), the whimsical Grand Dutch Cafe is the place to enjoy a fine pale lager or favorite coffee beverage and a traditional Dutch snack.
New York Deli & Pizza, authentic deli sandwiches piled high, indulgent personal pan pizzas and creative salads are served up poolside.
Gelato, enjoy this classic European dessert made fresh on board in a variety of delicious flavors and styles.
Feel the spirit of a region come to life on board and off with On Location, featuring regionally inspired cooking classes, artisan workshops, local entertainment and more.
Introducing Music Walk. Entertainment has always been the heart and soul of evenings aboard Holland America Line, and on the ms Koningsdam that promise takes new dimension with Music Walk, three stages presenting a variety of live music nightly.
The Culinary Arts Center, this groundbreaking concept blends guests’ love of food and entertaining into a unique, interactive experience.
BLEND on the Koningsdam, the first of its kind for Holland America Line and the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea — will have a tasting table that accommodates 10 guests who can create their own blend from a selection of five barrels of single-vineyard red wine. In addition to participating in the blending process, guests also will learn about wine from the ship’s wine expert, who leads the blending session.
Greenhouse Salon & Spa, 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.
Fitness Center, 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 court on deck 11.
Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, 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.
Lido Pool, 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.
Younger guests are warmly welcomed onboard.
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, ice cream parties, story-telling and “Little Artists” crafts.
'Tweens ages 8 –12: 'Tweens can take part in video game tournaments, relay races, 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.
Your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill. Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive cruise line onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone on board is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing — in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.