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Cruise director hosts 'Countdown to Koningsdam' videos

Jonathan Rogers introduces videos featuring HAL executives and Koningsdam officers
Holland America Line's new 'Countdown to Koningsdam' videos will provide construction updates and are hosted by Jonathan Rogers, the ship's inaugural cruise director.

Each video features one of the ship’s officers or a Holland America executive. The first stars hotel director Stan Kuppens, who'll be the first member of the hotel team on site at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. He talks about the three-deck atrium and an 'amazing' stainless steel sculpture to be installed there.

'Anticipation for the ship’s launch is gaining momentum, and through the series we will bring our fans along for the journey as this beautiful ship comes together for launch in April 2016,' HAL president Orlando Ashford said.

Future videos will feature Linda Springmann, vp deployment and tour marketing, who will talk about Koningsdam's inaugural year itineraries, and Michael Smith, svp guest experience product development, who'll reveal more about The Dining Room.

Mariner Society director Gerald Bernhoft will speak about the perks of HAL's loyalty program, and entertainment director Bill Prince will hone in on World Stage, the ship’s theater that surrounds the audience with a 270-degree LED projection.