The MS Koningsdam, launched in 2015, is Holland America Line's largest cruise ship. It has 1,331 cabins and suites for its 2,650 passengers. The ship includes Holland America's first-ever purpose-built family cabins and single cabins. Also, the suites now offer more variety in size and configuration.
The Koningsdam has five different types of suites—Pinnacle, Neptune Spa, Neptune, Signature, and Vista.
The cruise ship also features eight different types of cabins—Verandah Spa, Verandah, Oceanview Spa, Oceanview, Interior Spa, Interior, Single Oceanview, and Family Oceanview.
All the cabins and suites have modern touches like USB ports and electrical outlets next to the bed, interactive television with on-demand movies, and frameless glass shower doors.
The suites and cabins have multiple categories that are determined by the deck and location on the ship (forward, aft, or mid-ship).
The Pinnacle Suite is the cruise ship's largest suite, measuring 1,290 square feet, including the veranda—the size of many apartments. The Pinnacle Suite amenities are impressive and include the use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service.
The Pinnacle Suite has a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed and dressing table. Adjacent to the bedroom is a dressing room, bathroom with an oversized whirlpool bath and shower, as well as an additional separate shower stall.
The living room and dining room combination has a sofa bed that sleeps two, pantry, microwave, and refrigerator. The suite also has a private stereo system, guest toilet, and huge floor to ceiling windows.
There are 43 Neptune Suites measuring from 465 to 855 square feet, including a veranda. Neptune Suites also feature two beds that can be converted to a king-sized bed, dual sinks in the bathroom, full-size whirlpool tub and shower plus an additional separate shower stall, and a large sitting area.
Neptune Suite Spa Suite
The Koningsdam has two Neptune Spa Suites located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon on deck 10. These suites feature yoga mats and an iPod docking station.
The 14 Signature Suites range from 393 to 400 square feet. Although these suites are smaller than the Neptune suites, they still include two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, and one pull-down Murphy bed that sleeps, one person. It has a bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private veranda, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Guests staying in the Signature Suites do not have access to the private Neptune Lounge, which is only open to guests in the Neptune and Pinnacle Suites.
The Koningsdam has 104 Vista Suites, each measuring from 260 to 356 square feet. Unlike the other larger suites on the cruise ship, the Vista Suites do not have a tub, only a spacious shower.
Guests staying in the Vista Suites also do not have access to the private Neptune Lounge. The two beds can be converted into a Queen-sized bed, and the suite has a sitting area.
Types of Cabins
Veranda Spa Cabin
The Koningsdam has 38 Veranda Spa Cabins located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon on deck 10. These suites measure 228 to 420 square feet and feature all the same amenities as the Veranda Cabins, but also include yoga mats and an iPod docking station.
The Koningsdam also has four Oceanview Spa Cabins and 11 Interior Spa Cabins. Like the Veranda Spa Cabins, they have all the same amenities as those in their same class but are located near the spa on deck 10. These cabins also have yoga mats and iPod docking stations.
This large ship has 710 Veranda Cabins, each measuring 228 to 420 square feet. This is the most predominant cabin type on the cruise ship. These cabins have all the amenities found on veranda cabins on other cruise ships, but also have a lighted makeup mirror, mini-fridge, and bedside USB ports and electrical outlets.
The 94 Oceanview Cabins on the Holland America Koningsdam measure from 175 to 285 square feet. Most of these cabins are slightly smaller than the Veranda Cabins and have a window, but no balcony. The amenities are the same as the Veranda Cabins.
Family Oceanview Cabin
Family Oceanview Cabins are a new type of cabin on Holland America Koningsdam. These 32 cabins measure from 222 to 231 square feet and can accommodate up to five guests. The cabins have everything found in regular oceanview cabins, but also have larger closet space, two lower beds that convert to one queen-sized bed, a sofa bed that sleeps two, and one pull-down upper bed.
The best part of the Family Oceanview Cabins is the two bathrooms—one with bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet, and one with shower and sink. This extra shower and sink makes family travel much easier.
Oceanview Single Cabin
In addition to the new Family Oceanview type, Holland America has introduced Single Oceanview Cabins to the MS Koningsdam cruise ship. These 12 single cabins measure from 127 to 172 square feet. They are tiny, but a perfect size for one person—mostly just a bed and a bath.
The 26 Interior Cabins range in size from 143 to 225 square feet. The interior cabins have no window or balcony but do have many of the same amenities as other types of cabins. Category I interior cabin is one of the larger ones. The Category J cabin is one of the smaller ones. The floor space is the only difference.