Holland America Line have announced the upcoming cruise ship ms Koningsdam sailings. Once the vessel enters service it will head to the waters of the Mediterranean.
When the new ship sets sail it will start with a seven-day special cruise and then after that it will sail a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings through early May 2016. The cruise line also states that bookings for these cruises will be open for booking on December 1st 2014.
The seven-day cruise from the poplar Italian port of Civitavecchia will set sail on February 20th 2016. The ship will call at Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kerkira (Corfu) and Katakolon (Olympia),Greece; and Naples, Italy.
“Since we announced ms Koningsdam, guests have been anxiously awaiting itinerary details, so we’re pleased to share the spring Mediterranean season,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president, sales, marketing and guest relations. “We have a very loyal following and we anticipate these cruises will fill up quickly, so I recommend booking early.”
The 12-day cruises will begin at the end of February and the Koningsdam will sail the voyage six times. The itineraries will alternate and will also set sail from Civitavecchia. Here are the itineraries that Holland America has revealed:
The first itinerary calls at Katakolon, Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes and Crete, Greece; Istanbul (overnight) and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; and Naples, Italy. The other itinerary visits Naples, Italy; Palermo, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia;Gibraltar, British Territory; and Cadiz, Malaga, Cartagena and Barcelona (overnight), Spain.
The cruise line has yet to announce its Summer and fall 2016 itineraries but will in the coming months. Koningsdam will be a brand new class and the largest ever built for the cruise line. The ship is currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy and when complete will carry 2,650 passengers at 99,500 tons.