News from the Cruise industry always brings us at Kemplon Engineering a lot of excitement. A truly dynamic component of maritime activity, cruising is bringing more and more people out to sea on magnificent travel experiences they remember for the rest of their lives. The market is always eager for “the next big thing” when it comes to cruise offerings, and just over the last few years we have seen previously-unimaginable strides in entertainment, technology and creature comforts.
Many people first experience cruising in their youth, and parents delight in seeing wonder and awe in the eyes of their children when aboard a magnificent ship on their way to a travel adventure. Families have always been a target market for cruising, in this sense, and come 2016, Holland America will be bringing them even more to enjoy, as the cruise liner offers family oceanview cabins aboard the MS Koningsdam.
Holland America’s Koningsdam is scheduled for a 2016 delivery. At 99,500-tons, the 2,650-passenger ship will be the fleet’s largest, and its first “Pinnacle Class.” Among the upcoming ship’s most anticipated features are 32 family oceanview cabins ranging from 222 to 231 square feet in size. These cabins, which can accommodate five passengers, have two bathrooms.
Even as Holland America caters to the needs of families, the Koningsdam will also be a must-cruise ship for the increasing numbers of solo cruisers—12 oceanview cabins, ranging from 127 to 172 square feet in size and designed for solo occupancy, will also be available.
With all the visionary ship features currently available on the cruise market, it is also nice to return to the fundamentals of cruising—well-appointed, spacious staterooms, and opportunities for reflection (if traveling solo), or to be with family in a conducive space. We look forward to hearing more about Holland America’s offerings, as the MS Koningsdam approaches its 2016 delivery date and first voyage.
^ “Holland America’s ms Koningsdam To Feature First-in-Fleet Family and Solo Stateroom Categories.” Press Release, via Travel Pulse, 25 Nov 2014. Web. 13 Dec 2014. http://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/holland-americas-ms-koningsdam-to-feature-first-in-fleet-family-and-solo-stateroom-categories.html
^ Kramer, Gina. “Holland America to Debut Single Cabins on New Cruise Ship.” Cruise Critic, 25 Nov 2014. Web. 13 Dec 2014. http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6088
^ Sloan, Gene. “Next Holland America ship to have family cabins.” USA Today, 26 Nov 2014. Web. 13 Dec 2014. http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2014/11/26/holland-america-family-cabins/19519575/
^ Thakksy. “New Purpose Built Staterooms Coming To Holland America’s MS Koningsdam.” Cruise Hive, 25 Nov 2014. Web. 13 Dec 2014. http://www.cruisehive.com/new-purpose-built-staterooms-coming-holland-americas-ms-koningsdam/5053