MS Koningsdam (Holland America Line)


MS Koningsdam is Holland America Line’s current flagship. She is the first of two Pinnacle-class ships with the most luxurious features the cruise line has to offer. Built with a heavy musical influence, her internal architecture, decoration and layout is conceived from the design of different musical instruments. Additionally, the ship has several music-themed venues, including The Lincoln Centre for live string music events and B.B. King Blues Club for Memphis-style music.

The ship does carry over many hallmark features from the cruise line though, such as the traditional two-tiered restaurant, but it also takes some features from sister-brand Cunard Line – such as The Queen’s Lounge which is modelled after the Queen’s Room on Queen Victoria which will serve afternoon tea daily and offers one of the largest dance floors at sea.


The three-storey atrium in the middle of the ship has a glass ceiling that has a sky and clouds projected on it during the day and the stars on it at night.

Ship info

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Status: In service
Ship size: Resort Ship
Ship class: Pinnacle
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 2,650
Staterooms: 1,331
Total crew: 1,036
Ship length: 296.0 m
Ship beam: 38.0 m
Ship draft: 8.3 m
Tonnage: 99,836
No. of decks: 12
Elevators: 12
Service speed: 23.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
IMO number: 9692557
Call sign: PBGJ

Build details

Shipyard: Fincantieri Monfalcone
Build date: February 2014
Build cost: $520 million USD
Entered service: April 2016


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