It is the prime Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet and, registered in the Netherlands, Koningsdam will redress its way to Civitavecchia in Italy for its April 8 maiden voyage.
Its official naming obsequies will take place back in Rotterdam on May 20.
«Today is a day of celebration for the total Holland America Line family and a milestone in our com ny history,» broke Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president, yesterday.
«We all percentage in this proud moment as we welcome Koningsdam to our fleet.
«Koningsdam looks spectacular, beyond our surmises, and we thank all those involved for their dedication and commitment in bringing our materialization to life.»
After its official naming the ship will home mooring in Amsterdam and sail a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises in the presence of returning to the Mediterranean in September.
Then it will cross the Atlantic in autumn for a winter of Caribbean voyages from Port Everglades in Florida. The 2,650- ssenger ship has a sum up of innovations including Holland America Line’s first purpose-built staterooms for kindreds and solo travellers.
New dining options include Sel de Mer, a French seafood brasserie, and an immersive farm-to-table concept dinner occurrence in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine.
The new Renowned Dutch Cafe will serve traditional Dutch treats and European beer, while the buffet sophistication will be revolutionised in the redesigned Lido Market.
New for onboard entertainment hand down be the energetic Music Walk area with venues including Lincoln Center Exhibit, a rtnership with the famous New York theatre, offering chamber music each night.
Billboard Onboard, a rtnership with America’s music charts, is for animate rock performances of chart-topping hits.
And the popular B.B. King’s Blues Truncheon in the Queen’s Lounge will bring the best of Memphis music to sea. There last will and testament also be new concepts in stage shows thanks to the 270-degree LED presentation at the World Stage theatre.
For more information www.hollandamerica.co.uk