Holland America Line’s newest ship Koningsdam was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera. The new ship will officially be presented on Saturday April 2 in a Handover Ceremony.
At 99,800 gross tons, almost 300 meters long, with accommodation for up to 2,650 passengers on board in more than 1,300 cabins, 70 percent of which with private balcony overlooking the sea, the new unit will not only be a new Pinnacle class ship, but also the 15th unit realized by Fincantieri for Holland America Line, a brand under Carnival Corporation & plc, complementing its fleet, six years after the debut of Nieuw Amsterdam, delivered in Marghera, also, in 2010.
According to the shipbuilder, Koningsdam is characterized by a modern and contemporary style which blends with the traditional elegance which distinguishes all the ships in the fleet. The design was created by two architecture studios, Tihany Design and Yran & Storbraaten, with the architecture of music being an inspirational element for the design of many public areas.
The World Stage theater has a circular LED wall of 20 meters in diameter, never built before on a ship, which spreads 270 degrees and allows the viewer to fully immerse in the show. The high decks of the vessel open up in the Lido Pool area, spread over two floors and characterized by a sliding coverage with a wide gazing surface which allows for use of the area in every weather condition. The Greenhouse Spa includes thermal suites and steam baths with an expansive sea view.
Koningsdam flies the Dutch flag, just like all Holland America Line ships.
Fincantieri has built 72 cruise ships since 1990 (including Koningsdam), 60 of which for Carnival’s different brands, while other 13 ships are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.