Koningsdam Overview

Koningsdam cruise ship
Holland America Line's Koningsdam

With world-class entertainment, exceptional dining options, and ample opportunity for cultural enrichment, Holland America’s Koningsdam offers travelers a unique and sophisticated cruise experience. This light-filled ship is a haven for music aficionados, who are sure to enjoy Music Walk. This is a dedicated entertainment space that offers a sound to satisfy every musical taste. Passengers can relax at a classical recital at Lincoln Center Stage or catch a funky Memphis vibe at B.B. King’s Blues Club. At Billboard Onboard, twin pianos present 50 years of hits and take requests as well. In Koningsdam’s new Rolling Stone Rock Room, cruisers can immerse themselves in the history of rock while a live band plays iconic songs. When it comes to shows, entertainment and innovation blend seamlessly in the ship’s two-story World Stage. The World Stage features dazzling performances on a 270-degree wraparound LED screen.

Cruisers seeking more interactive pastimes will appreciate the ship’s many learning opportunities. Cooking workshops courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen are available for culinary-minded travelers. Passengers looking to increase their computing know-how should check out the Microsoft digital workshop. Travelers can also dabble in wine making through BLEND, learning more about their favorite beverage along the way. For cruisers under 18, Holland America's Club HAL provides supervised, age-appropriate activities such as shipboard scavenger hunts, themed parties, crafts, and sports tournaments.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

Koningsdam’s cruises range from a 4-day Pacific Coastal sailing that sails from San Diego to Vancouver to an epic 48-day Voyage of the Americas, which leaves from Fort Lauderdale and voyages along the entire coast of South America and the western shore of the United States before ending in Vancouver. During the summer and early fall, Koningsdam offers a variety of Mediterranean cruises with ports of call varying with the length of the trip. The ship also offers cruises to the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Caribbean.

Before You Book

This ship is best for: Music aficionados and travelers who love good entertainment will appreciate the ship's dedication to music and stage. Koningsdam appeals to seasoned travelers who just want to sit back and enjoy the show. The ship’s Music Walk features chamber music, blues, and rock throughout the day and night. Its innovative World Stage hosts vibrant shows and presentations.

You should know: Koningsdam’s emphasis on entertainment means it may not be the ideal ship for active travelers. Cruisers looking for state-of-the-art sports and fitness activities such as rock-climbing and surfing simulators won’t find them on this laid-back vessel.

Activities on Koningsdam

This ship is all about entertainment, and shows are available throughout the day and night. Koningsdam also provides ample opportunity for lifelong learners to pick up a new skill or widen their knowledge on a specific topic. The ship teams up with the popular America’s Test Kitchen to teach workshops and host live onboard cooking shows. It also partners with Microsoft for digital workshops that teach passengers the ins and outs of modern computing. Wine aficionados can create a custom wine at BLEND. For those interested in nature, BBC Earth Experiences offers insight and understanding into the world around us.

Ship Highlights
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • America’s Test Kitchen workshop and live shows
  • BLEND wine-making experience
  • BBC Earth Productions
  • Music Walk, featuring Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage - stage shows, comedians, and presentations
  • Club HAL - structured activities for kids aged 3-17
  • Crow’s Nest observation area and lounge
  • Two swimming pools and five hot tubs
  • Global dining venues, including Tamarind, Canaletto, and the Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Rolling Stone Rock Room
  • Microsoft digital workshop
  • Onboard casino


With three classes of staterooms and a selection of suites, Koningsdam offers travelers a multitude of choices when it comes to accommodations. Its cozy inside cabins feature attractive contemporary styling and amenities. These include plush mattresses, massaging showerheads, and ample storage space. The larger oceanview staterooms boast windows with views of the water. The vessel’s airy veranda cabins include floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto private sitting areas. For passengers who want a little extra breathing room at sea, Koningsdam also offers a variety of spacious suites.


Koningsdam’s dining venues vary widely in menus and mood. Fluid architecture and extravagant chandeliers define the ship’s main dining room, where cruisers enjoy diverse menus that include regional cuisine from ports of call. The ship’s specialty restaurants provide additional dining options for cruisers who want to try it all. From the upscale seafood brasserie, Sel de Mer, which seats only 44 guests, to the casual but stately Grand Dutch Cafe coffee bar. Canaletto’s traditional Italian dishes are designed for sharing. Passengers craving Pan-Asian food can feast on everything from a Malaysian satay sampler to Thai mini donuts at Tamarind.

Koningsdam Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,650
  • Total Crew: 1,025
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.59
  • Built: Feb 2015
  • Number of Decks: 12
  • Total Cabins: 1,331
  • Cabin Categories: 39
  • Gross Tonnage: 99,500


  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.5
  • Children's Programs 2.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.1
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 4.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.5
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.6


1331 cabins and 39 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(24 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $103/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(5 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $164/night
Balcony Balcony
(87 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $157/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(16 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $242/night

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Dive-In Dive-In
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Sel de Mer Sel de Mer
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Gelato Gelato
(1 Review)
Tamarind Restaurant Tamarind Restaurant
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Onboard Activities

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The Retreat The Retreat
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Merabella Luxury Shop Merabella Luxury Shop
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Queen''s Lounge Queen''s Lounge
(5 Reviews)
Piano Bar Piano Bar
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Nice Caribbean cruise, on-board ship experience a C+ by leey6337191

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Nice weather and calm seas. Except for the food, shipboard life was relatively good. All of the ports of call were good.

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Very good cruise by jmsikora

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Overall, it was an enjoyable cruise on a very well run ship. We had a Neptune suite so we were able to utilize Club Orange. That service was the best service I've used on a cruise ship in years. Easy way to have dinner/breakfast without the hassle of reservations, waiting in lines, or being forced to have conversation when you'd rather just have a quick bite but still be served.

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Great trip, HAL is cutting more corners. by robinwood1993

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Graeat ports, outstanding Capt. Timmers and crew. Was very disappointed in the new music venue Rolling Stones, the sound was so loud you could not stand it. Complained to Cruise Director Tom and got B.S. response.

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Jan 14, 2017

If you go to the spa be sure to bring your own slippers as they are not provided as they were on the other ships. Not sure if this is a fleet wide policy now or just on the Koningsdam? Also the lockers in the dressing room didn't lock either. They were all out of order.

Dec 23, 2016

Be sure to visit the Grand Dutch Cafe for delicious treats that are complimentary.

Jan 11, 2017

The best meatball sandwich I've ever had in the deli on deck 10, and I was told their pizza was outstanding.

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