Holland America Line plans to debut their next cruise ship, ms Koningsdam, in February 2016. The cruise line has released a video and details about this first Pinnacle Class cruise ship will be slightly under 100,000 gross tons.
The design of the ms Koningsdam will usher in a new era for Holland America. The interior of the 2,650 passenger ship will blend the cruise line’s renowned classic elegance with contemporary styling.
Stein Kruse, the CEO of Holland America Group, gave the following statement:
When guests come aboard ms Koningsdam they’ll know they’re on a Holland America Line ship, but they’ll see we’re taking a forward-thinking approach to many of the design elements. Revealing the first renderings and video of ms Koningsdam enables us to give future guests an advance look at the stunning interiors and over the coming months will reveal innovative new features along with our classics hallmarks that will create a cruise experience for the travelers of tomorrow.
The atrium will soar 3 decks high that will be capped with a ceiling “skylight” that will change via high definition projections. During the day it will show an azure sky or images of light in water. At night it will change to starlit constellations of the night sky. The atrium will be graced with a stainless steel sculpture that represents the synthesis of a string quartet.
Passengers perspective of the atrium will change as they move around it and no two perspectives will be the same.
The 2 decks of the main dining room on the ms Koningsdam will have framed sea views with a modern, bright interior.
The Queen’s Lounge will showcase the largest dance floor on the ship and will be an elegant 2 floor theater and entertainment venue. Continuing with the ship’s theme of music, the lounge will showcase world class musicians that go along with the lounge’s decor.
The central pool area Magradome has been expanded to two levels. The new second level will feature concepts that are new to Holland America. The lower level will have the more traditional poolside elements.
In the coming months, Holland America Line plans on releasing more details about innovative features that they will be bringing to the ms Koningsdam. Sailings on the ms Koningsdam will be available for booking starting on December 1, 2014.