The Koningsdam is the highly anticipated first ship in the line’s Pinnacle Class, and it brings with it a number of firsts for Holland America, including ocean-view cabins for single travelers and families. The design of the 2,650-passenger ship was inspired by elements of music and is seen in areas like the three-deck skylight-capped atrium with a stainless steel sculpture reminiscent of a string quartet. For food enthusiasts Holland America is also investing heavily in culinary venues and activities on Koningsdam with the Culinary Arts Center, a show kitchen where passengers will be able to take cooking classes during the day and then dine at the venue at night. There will be a 13-Day Christening Cruise Rome to Amsterdam departing May 9, 2016. In addition to the Christening events, guests can enjoy a private event at the Rijksmuseum upon arrival in Amsterdam.
Holland America Line, www.hollandamerica.com