Holland America Koningsdam Outdoor Decks

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Cruise Ship Lido Deck Swimming Pool

    Lido swimming pool on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    The Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship has many places on the outdoor decks to exercise, relax, get some sun, or just enjoy being outdoors. The 2,650-guest ship has two swimming pools, five hot tubs, sun deck, an outdoor sports court, jogging track, and promenade deck. 

    As seen in this photo of the swimming pool on the Lido deck, this pool has a retractable roof, making it usable in all types of weather. There are many lounge chairs around the pool, but the sofas and chairs in the shade on the ​Panorama deck above are also very comfortable. One added plus is the New York Deli & Pizza takeaway cafe also located nearby on the same deck.

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Lido Deck Pool at Night

    Holland America Koningsdam Lido Deck Swimming Pool at night
    Courtesy of Holland America Line

    The Lido deck swimming pool on the Holland America Line Koningsdam is quite romantic in the evening.

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Cruise Ship Hot Tubs and Pool

    Lido deck swimming pool and hot tubs on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    This view of the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Lido deck swimming pool shows the large video screen at one end of the pool and the three popular hot tubs. Many on our cruise liked to swim in the pool, take a shower in one of the outdoor showers next to the pool, and then soak in the hot tubs to relax. 

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Cruise Ship Sun Lounge Chairs

    Lounge chairs on the pool deck of the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    Having so many different colored towels placed on the lounge chairs next to the deck gives the pool deck of the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship a festive appearance. These lounge chairs are as comfortable as they look, and many travelers love taking an outdoor nap in one.

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Seaview Pool

    Seaview Pool on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    The aptly-named Seaview Pool on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship is aft of the Lido Market casual dining venue on deck 9. The area surrounding this outdoor pool has plenty of seats in the sun and the shade. These serve as outdoor seating for the Lido Market, but also for the Seaview Bar, which is also aft on deck 9. This pool is often less crowded than the Lido pool located midship on the same deck.

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    The Retreat on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam

    The Retreat on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Courtesy of Holland America Line

    Those looking for a quieter, more luxurious place to rejuvenate outdoors on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship might want to pay extra to relax in The Retreat. This exclusive area is an adult outdoor area forward on Observation deck 12 near the Crow's Nest Lounge and the Explorations Cafe. The Retreat has lounges, sun beds, an exclusive bar, and even private cabanas to rent.

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Cabana at The Retreat

    Cabana at The Retreat on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    The Retreat on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam has cabanas that can be rented for use on the cruise ship.  These Cabanas at The Retreat are perfect for couples who love to be outside as much as possible and want to be pampered by a dedicated staff. Some of the cabanas overlook the sea; others overlook the pool deck and the ship below. 

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    The Retreat on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam

    The Retreat on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

     A simple lunch is served at The Retreat each day, and there's also an exclusive bar for those Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship guests who have paid extra to enjoy the quiet, luxurious sun deck at The Retreat.

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam Outdoor Jogging Track

    Outdoor jogging track on the Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship
    Koningsdam (c) Linda Garrison

    The Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship has an outdoor jogging track on deck 11, the Sun Deck. This track encircles the Lido swimming pool two decks below. There is also a circuit of outdoor exercise equipment for those who prefer working out in the sea air rather than in a gym. 

    The Koningsdam also has a wrap-around promenade walking area on deck 3. This is a classic cruise ship feature that seems to be dying out, and I'm glad to see that Holland America has included a wrap-around promenade on the Koningsdam, although it is very narrow (almost single file) in some places. 

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    Holland America Line ms Koningsdam at Sea

    Holland America Koningsdam cruise ship at sea
    Courtesy of Holland America Line

    When discussing the outdoor decks on the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam cruise ship, it seems appropriate to include an exterior photo of the ship at sea. She's lovely, isn't she?