When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016, the ship will first head to f the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and then continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings through early May 2016.
The 2,650-guest ship is scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy on Feb. 15 2016.
Following its repositioning to Civitavecchia (Rome), ms Koningsdam will sail a seven-day Premiere Voyage roundtrip from Civitavecchia, departing on 20 February 2016 and sailing to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kérkira (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 of 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.”
Following the Premiere Voyage, from the end of February through to early May, ms Koningsdam will cruise a series of six 12-day Premiere Sailings on two alternating roundtrip itineraries from Civitavecchia. 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 Cádiz, Málaga, Cartagena and Barcelona (overnight), Spain.
Holland America Line is working to finalise details on the ship’s summer and autumn 2016 cruises and information will be released in the coming months. Cruise fares on Premier Sailings begin at £699 per person, cruise only, based on two sharing.