Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

HAL's Koningsdam to debut in the Mediterranean

Koningsdam's 'premiere cruise' will sail from Civitavecchia Feb. 20, 2016
Holland America Line's Koningsdam will debut in Feburary 2016 in the Mediterranean with a seven-day 'premiere voyage' from Civitavecchia (Rome) followed by a series of 12-day 'premiere sailings' through early May. Bookings for these voyages open Dec. 1, 2014.

The 2,650-berth ship is scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri’s Marghera yard Feb. 15, 2016. Following its repositioning to Civitavecchia (Rome), Koningsdam will sail a seven-day round-trip departing Feb. 20 to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kérkira (Corfu) and Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; and Naples, Italy.

Following the premiere voyage, from the end of February through early May, Koningsdam will operate six 12-day premiere sailings on two alternating itineraries round-trip from Civitavecchia. The first itinerary calls at Katakolon, Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes and Crete, Greece; Istanbul (overnight) and Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Turkey; and Naples. The other itinerary visits Naples, Palermo (Sicily), Cagliari (Sardinia), Gibraltar and Spain's Cádiz, Málaga, Cartagena and Barcelona (overnight).

HAL said details on Koningsdam's summer and fall 2016 cruises are being finalized, and information will be released in the coming months. Cruise fares on premier sailings start at $999 per person, double occupancy. Taxes are additional.