It’s always a thrill to anticipate a new ship joining Holland America Line’s magnificent fleet. But it’s especially exciting when that new arrival is the first of a new class of ship. For when the 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016, she will not only be the first to bear that name, she will usher in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Pinnacle means “high point”—and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history. Then again, in many ways, Koningsdam has been 141 years in the making. As heir, she’ll carry forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: “Koning,” means king in Dutch—and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years. And “dam,” because, after all … this is a Holland America Line ship, and the "dam" naming convention dates back to 1883.
An inside cabin is perfect for those who only sleep in there cabin and don't mind not having a view. They are often very comfortable and roomy and some also now have virtual balconies which are a floor to ceiling screen that brings live views of the seas and destinations.
An outside cabin will give you the value of an inside with the added extra of feeling light and airy with either a large picture window or one or more portholes.
If you like to have some where that is a private sanctuary for al fresco dining and sunbathing then a balcony stateroom is for you. Balcony staterooms are spacious and have a private balcony attached to the cabin via patio doors so you can truly enjoy the ocean breezes at any time.
Suites are the height of luxury on board any cruise ship, usually the largest cabins found on board and generally have a private balcony along with separate sleeping and sitting areas. Often you can expect amenities such as; a personal butler, priority check-in, embarkation and debarkation, access to VIP areas on board the ship and much more.