Author: Peter Fleckney
Holland America Line rolled out their new Pinnacle Class ship, the ms Koningsdam in April this year and, a few weeks later, I was lucky enough to be invited on board this class-leading feat of nautical engineering. By far the largest ship to grace HAL's fleet, everything is beautifully crafted; the lavish decoration throughout achieves opulence without being superfluous. The staterooms are spacious and well appointed, the spa facilities are excellent and, as with any self-respecting cruise ship, there is an open air pool and sun lounger area with the usual inviting hot-tubs. For those who are interested in training while on holiday, the gym is is superb! The in the restaurant food and service were both to HAL's usual high standard. Finally, the entertainment. HAL have teamed up with the Lincoln Centre of Performing Arts in New York, and entertainment media brand Billboard, to offer guest on the Koningsdam an array of music, performed by outstanding musicians, each and every night. Holland America Line veterans will certainly not be disappointed with this latest offering, and those yet to experience the cruise line should give some serious consideration to booking their next cruise on the ms Koningsdam.