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 Fort Lauderdale (Florida), USA
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival take a coach transfer to the port to board ms Koningsdam and set sail for Tortola.
Day 4: Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands
Rich in history and old-world Caribbean charm, Road Town – the capital of the British Virgin Islands - is the perfect place to spend the day. Visit the historic Sunday Morning Well where the 'Proclamation of Emancipation' - giving freedom from slavery - was read in 1834. Explore the shops and eateries on Main Street or pick up locally-made crafts by the waterfront. Taste authentic Caribbean rum cocktails at the legendary Pusser's Bar or unwind on the powder-white sand of Cane Garden Bay. Discover colourful exotic plants at JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens or join a hiking trip to Sage Mountain National Park. A short boat trip to view The Baths rock formations on Virgin Gorda's north shore is a must-do, too.
Day 5: Philipsburg, St Maarten
The ship drops anchor today at St Maarten's Dutch capital city - Philipsburg. Stroll along the shops on bustling Front Street or enjoy a couple of hours’ beach time on Great Bay beach. Fly through the trees at the Fly Zone at Loterie Farm or explore the island by quad bike. See local plant and animal life at St Maarten Zoological and Botanical Garden, and caterpillars and butterflies at the Butterfly Farm. You can also swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Anguilla or admire heart-stopping views in the Pic du Paradis hills.
Day 6: St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda
St. John's on Antigua is your next stop. This pretty capital city not only gives you access to Antigua's 365 stunning beaches, but is also packed with attractions including English Harbour and the historic Nelson's Dockyard. A visit to the colourful St. John's street market is a must, and you also find great shopping and dining in Heritage Quay. Travel to Shirley Heights Lookout for superb views of English and Falmouth Harbours. A 90-minute ferry ride from Bryson Wharf takes you to Antigua's sister island, Barbuda, to explore the Arawak Caves and Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
Day 7: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Arguably the prettiest Virgin Island, St Thomas boasts plenty of picture-perfect beaches. Visit Magen’s Bay, voted one of the world's top ten most beautiful beaches; or explore the coral World Marine Park with its three-level underwater observatory. Experience the colourful wonders of snorkelling in the crystal blue waters or just lie back and enjoy the sand and sunshine on the island’s many beaches. Venture up Mountain Top and admire the panoramic views of surrounding islands and get lost in the bustling atmosphere. Don’t forget to browse the shops for bargains in jewellery, perfume and souvenirs.
Day 9: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Today, explore the tropical island of Half Moon Cay, which sits ten miles south-east of the Bahamas' capital city — Nassau. This private-island paradise was bought by Holland America Line in 1996 and most of it remains a protected wildlife sanctuary! Enjoy white sand, clear sea, waterfront bars, and exciting experiences — as well as the bustling Straw Market where you can buy local crafts and souvenirs. Ride a horse along the shore or get close to the creatures in Stingray Cove. You can have fun on the slides at Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park; take a boat trip to the uninhabited Treasure Chest Island; snorkel alongside colourful fish; and visit the impressive Elkhorn Reef during your time here.
Day 10: Fort Lauderdale (Florida), USA to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.