Holland America Line’s Koningsdam is in San Diego today to kick off a 35-night cruise to Hawaii, Tahiti and the Marquesas.
Sailing roundtrip from the California port, the unique cruise features visits to a total of ten destinations across the Pacific Ocean.
The first leg of the itinerary includes five days at sea, as well as calls to four ports in Hawaii: Kailua Kona, Lahaina, Nawiliwili and Honolulu – where the Koninsgdam is set to spend two days docked.
Continuing on its way to the South Pacific, the 2016-built cruise ship visits Fanning Islands before arriving in the French Polynesia.
The voyage includes an entire week of exploration in the archipelago, with overnight visits to Raiatea, Papeete and Moorea.
Before starting its return to North America, the Koningsdam will also visit two additional destinations in the region, Fakavara and Nuku Hiva.
On its way back to San Diego, the 2,650-guest ship is set to spend nine days at sea, arriving again at its homeport on March 25.
Also taking place onboard the Koningsdam, the 35-night voyage to Hawaii, Tahiti and the Marquesas is set to be repeated in February 2024.
The first vessel in Holland America’s Pinnacle class, the Koningsdam entered service in 2016, debuting a new design approach for the company and several new features.
According to the premium brand, the 99,500-ton ship was conceived to blend a fresh, contemporary styling with classic elegance.
One of the spaces that went through a transformation is the Queen’s Lounge, which, on the ship, became a theater and entertainment venue that spans two floors.
The Koningsdam also debuted new dining and eatery concepts, including the Grand Dutch Café, a nod to Holland America Line’s heritage, and a place to grab Dutch-themed snacks and beverages.
Returning favorites onboard the ship include several of the company’s signature venues, such as the Crow’s Nest lounge, the Ocean Bar and the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse.