Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam made a splash when she launched in April 2016. The first of the Pinnacle-class ships, ms Koningsdam continues Holland America's high-class traditions and signature service with the addition of light-filled spaces and chic interiors. On-board innovations such as the Music Walk entertainment complex, two-level Magrodome pool area and the impressive three deck high glass-roofed Atrium, add to your on-board enjoyment.
Days at sea are your opportunity to explore the ship’s facilities. Relax by the Lido Pool or indulge in a hot stone massage in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Drop by the Digital Workshop for a photo editing workshop, or shape up on the latest cardio machines in the Fitness Centre. Create your own wine at Blend or experience hands-on cookery classes at The Culinary Arts Centre. Pirate treasure hunts, karaoke dance parties and mocktail mixology classes are just some of the exciting activities for 3 to 17 year olds at Club HAL.
ms Koningsdam's restaurants and cafes showcase a world of flavours and styles. The casual Lido Market features themed stations for grab and go options and freshly-made fast food, or tuck into signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In. Authentic deli sandwiches, thin crust pizzas and colourful salads are served at New York Deli & Pizza, or indulge in freshly-made iced desserts at Gelato.
The Dining Room spans two decks with a copper-sheathed wine tower as its showpiece. The menu combines signature dishes, classic favourites, vegetarian options and regionally-inspired cuisine with the option of pre-set seating and dining times or "As You Wish" dining. Enjoy farm-to-table style dinners at the Culinary Arts Centre, or a la carte French seafood classics at the intimate Sel de Mer brasserie. Dine with family and friends spartire-style with authentic Italian dishes to share at Canaletto. Savour exotic oriental cuisine and sushi at Tamarind, or a romantic dining experience at Pinnacle Grill.
There is a variety of bars and lounges on board ms Koningsdam. The Dutch Cafe combines a blue and white Delftware decor with Dutch pale lagers, freshly-brewed coffee and traditional snacks. The Lido and Sea View Bars are ideal for poolside drinks and mocktails, or step one deck up to enjoy cocktails with a view at Panorama Bar. The refined Explorer's Bar is the perfect spot to while away time sipping a gin and tonic and exotic liqueurs. The Crow's Nest showcases panoramic vistas by day, transforming into an intimate bar for signature cocktails after dark.
Discover an eclectic mix of evening entertainment. The Music Walk stages are the heartbeat of the night-time scene - from chamber music and recitals at Lincoln Centre Stage and Memphis style funk and soul tunes at BB Kings's Blue Club/Queen's Lounge, to interactive shows and live music from the past five decades at Billboard Onboard. Watch first-run movies under the stars at the open-air big screen, or roll the dice on the gaming tables in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Rome, Italy
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Rome. Upon arrival take a coach transfer to the port to board ms Koningsdam and set sail for Croatia.
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 4: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 5: Split, Croatia
Split, on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, is the country's second-largest city. It's popular for its golden beaches and bustling centre — which was built around the fourth-century Diocletian's Palace. Today, the palace remains a central part of Split's heritage after its transformation into a variety of houses, flats, churches, and chapels. Stroll through the centre to admire the towering Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 13th-century oak doors that tell the story of Christ. The Riva waterfront promenade runs the length of the old town and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. See cascading waterfalls at Krka National Park or relax and snorkel on the beach of Brac Island before departing.
Day 6: Korcula, Croatia
Slightly off the beaten track, Korcula is one of Croatia's many islands. It's located in the South of the country and a visit to this hidden jewel will reward you with its beauty. The island is rich in vineyards and woodland areas, and Korcula town itself is known as Little Dubrovnik due to its medieval walls and squares. Explore the streets surrounded by terracotta-roofed buildings, or head to St Mark's Cathedral for a insight into the local history. Marco Polo Museum displays an array of local artefacts and offers a taste of the authentic local culture in Korcula. Stroll along the narrow marble alleyways and browse the souvenirs in boutiques, or taste the local cuisine in a seafood restaurant.
Day 7: Kerkira (Corfu), Greece
The capital of Corfu Island, Kerkira has a strong colonial influence. Admire the unique architecture as you wander the streets and catch a glimpse of old influential Venetian forts. Explore the maze of alleys and squares and discover the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through Spianada Square and see the high bell tower at St Spyridon Cathedral, or discover the vast views over the huge walls at the New and Old Forts.
Day 8: Catania (Sicily), Italy
The ancient port city of Catania sits in the shadow of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily. Stroll around the Fontana dell'Elefante statue and the ornate Catania Cathedral, before experiencing the lively Pescheria fish market. Step back in time at Catania at Castello Ursino and the Teatro Romano, window-shop along the elegant Via Etnea then escape to the idyllic gardens at Villa Bellini. No trip to Catania would be complete without taking a scenic trip up Mount Etna by bus or cable car.
Day 10: Rome, Italy to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.