While it may not be the biggest name in cruising, Holland America is rapidly rising through the ranks. Travelers everywhere are discovering that Holland America’s ships offer some of the most luxurious cruising experiences that money can buy, and many cruise goers are switching their allegiances as a result.
Perhaps you yourself have wondered about Holland America’s line and whether or not it’s right for you. Well, that question will undoubtedly be answered when this cruise line’s newest ship makes its debut early in 2016. The ship is called the Koningsdam, and it’s going to be a real beauty.
To give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve collected 23 amazing pictures of this ship, which is currently finishing construction. We think you’ll see that this cruise ship offers an incredible and classic cruise-going experience, one that recalls the ocean liners of days long gone by. But, just because the ship is a bit of a throwback, that doesn’t mean you’ll be lacking for contemporary amenities. As you’ll see, this amazing ship is going to have those things in spades!
So, come take an early look at this cruise ship that will be debuting soon. With the advanced notice, perhaps you’ll be able to book a cruise on board before everyone else catches on to it!
1. What A Ship
With it’s latest ship, which is set to debut in a few short months, Holland America is pulling out all the stops.
2. The Pool
For example, check out the main pool, which is called The Lido Pool. It offers two levels upon which to relax and lounge.
3. Strolling About
As you wander around the exterior of the ship, you’ll notice the fine detailing that gives this amazing cruise ship a classic ocean liner feel.
4. Time To Relax
One of the luxury features of this amazing cruise ship is the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, which offers all kinds of treatments.
5. Spa With A View
The main area for the Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers a relaxing place to get your massage while enjoying beautiful ocean views.
6. Staying Active
Staying fit on the Koningsdam is easy and enjoyable thanks to the world-class fitness center that it offers.
7. Yoga Flame
If you’re a regular yoga enthusiast, then you’ll appreciate the free classes that are offered up on deck!
8. Bling, Bling
Those who want to get a little jewelry shopping in while crossing the sea will find plenty of luxury pieces at Merabella.
9. General Shopping
Of course, you don’t need to buy jewelry to scratch your shopping itch. The Koningsdam is home to an amazing duty-free store!
10. Kid Stuff
If you’ll be bringing the kids aboard this ship, then they’re sure to enjoy Club Hal which offers everything from arts and crafts to video games.
11. Who Knows?
While you drop the kids off for some supervised fun a Club Hal, they just might meet some new friends!
12. Take A Class
Feeling a little technologically illiterate? Then you can take some classes and learn new computer skills at the Digital Workshop. There’s also a Culinary Arts Center, too.
13. Rise and Shine
Explorations Café is the perfect place to visit when you first wake up in the morning. You can catch up on the news while enjoying signature coffee drinks.
14. Fine Dining
Given the ship’s focus on fine cuisine, it should come as no surprise that there are some tremendous restaurants, including Sel de Mer.
15. Main Dining
In addition to a number of niche restaurant, the Koningsdam also has one hell of a main dining room!
16. A Poolside Treat
Here’s a pro tip for cruising on the Koningsdam: be sure to grab a sandwich or a slice at the New York Deli & Pizza located next to the Lido Pool.
17. And For Dessert…
You can pop over to the appropriately named Gelato, which serves – you guessed it – gelato. And who can say no to that?
18. The Big Show
The legendary B. B. King is behind the Queen’s Lounge, which will offer some truly stunning musical acts that embody the signature Memphis sound.
19. Hit The Tables
If you’re the gambling sort, then you’re sure to appreciate the Koningsdam’s onboard casino, which will rival anything you’d find in Las Vegas.
20. 3D Entertainment
Finally, you’ve got to check out the World Stage, which offers all over the walls and ceilings.
21. Ultimate Luxury
For the ultimate accommodations aboard the Koningsdam, you’ll want to book the Pinnacle Suite, which is absolutely tricked out!
22. Verandah Stateroom
Of course, a simple verandah stateroom is nothing to scoff at! Such a room will give you plenty of space and amazing ocean views.
23. We Can’t Wait
We’ve only explored part of what’s going to make the Koningsdam so amazing. We can’t wait until she makes her debut early in 2016.