Holland America Line Reveals Koningsdam Summer 2016 Euro Itineraries
In summer 2016, Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will debut a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises as part of the line’s Europe season that will feature 7 ships sailing throughout the region.
Koningsdam’s summer itineraries — and all of HAL’s 2016 summer Europe sailings — will be available for booking early next month.
Following a series of previously announced 7 and 12 day ‘Premiere Sailings’ from February 20th through April in the Mediterranean, the new ship will reposition from Civitavecchia to its summer homeport of Amsterdam. Koningsdam will then go on to sail roundtrip Amsterdam itineraries to Norway, the Baltic and Iceland.
“For the 1st summer sailing season of our beautiful new ship ms Koningsdam, we’ve crafted some incredible itineraries to Europe’s most beautiful ports,” said HAL President Orlando Ashford. “We recommend booking early because response to Koningsdam’s Premiere Voyages was overwhelmingly positive.”
Koningsdam’s 13 day repositioning cruise from the Med departs May 9th and explores 10 ports in Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, France, Belgium and the Netherlands before ending with an overnight at Amsterdam.
Once at Amsterdam, the ship will begin a program of 7 and 14 day cruises to Norway. Longer 14 day Norwegian explorations depart May 29th and July 17th, and crosses the Arctic Circle while calling at 8 ports.
Travellers looking to visit the British Isles and Iceland can embark Koningsdam August 14th for a cruise to Newcastle upon Tyne; South Queensferry; Invergordon; Reykjavik (overnight), Isafjordur; Akuruyri; Ålesund and Bergen.
Koningsdam will sail the Baltic on two 14 day itineraries in June and September, also sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam. The ship calls at Copenhagen; Warnemunde; Kiel; Tallinn; St. Petersburg (overnight); Helsinki; Stockholm and Gothenburg.
To wind up the season, Koningsdam sails from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia on a 12 day journey with stops in England, Gibraltar, Portugal and 4 ports in Spain. On Octpber 24th the ship will reposition to Fort Lauderdale on a 14 day transatlantic voyage.