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Koningsdam has HAL's first single/family rooms, lots of verandas

Family ocean-view stateroom accommodates five people
Holland America Line’s Koningsdam will have 912 veranda staterooms, more than on any of its other ships, and the fleet's first solo and family accommodations. There are 1,331 guest rooms for total capacity of 2,650 passengers.

In addition, many familiar stateroom categories such as Neptune, Signature and Vista suites will be available in a wider range of sizes and different configurations.

The 32 new specially designed family ocean-view staterooms will range from 222 square feet to 231 square feet and feature special amenities such as two bathrooms and accommodations for five people. The 12 single ocean-view cabins will range from 127 square feet to 172 square feet and will be available on multiple decks at a variety of forward, midship and aft locations.

HAL's Rick Meadows, evp sales, marketing and guest programs, said the line carries more multigenerational groups each year and the tailored staterooms will help better serve families. The single rooms cater to the growing market of solo travelers, he added.

Koningsdam’s staterooms and suites will have a sophisticated color palette, the company said, plus modern functional details such as bedside USB ports, custom casework and frameless glass shower doors 'that feel elegant and luxurious.'

Additional amenities found in all suites and staterooms include HAL's signature Mariner's Dream bed with finely woven cotton linens, plush bathrobes for use during the voyage, a premium massage showerhead, flat-panel television with video-on-demand, mini fridge, fresh fruit on request and soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

The more affordable accommodations are 266 standard or large interior staterooms up to 225 square feet.

Koningsdam's suites are larger and more luxurious than on the other HAL ships. The Pinnacle Suite is an expansive 1,290 square feet with a bedroom, living room, dining area, dressing room and private veranda with whirlpool. The two Neptune Spa Suites and 43 Neptune Suites range from 465 square feet to 855 square feet. Neptune and Pinnacle Suite passengers get access to the Neptune Lounge, a private place to relax, socialize and get personalized concierge services. The fleetwide lounges provide worktables, a large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, and refreshments throughout the day.

Pinnacle and Neptune Suite amenities also include corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, a cocktail party with the ship’s officers, priority dining and seating requests, binoculars and umbrellas for use during the cruise, a wall-unit bar, cold hors d’oeuvres before dinner each evening on request and free laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout the cruise, among other perks.

The 14 Signature Suites are up to 400 square feet and the 104 Vista Suites range from 260 square feet to 356 square feet. Signature and Vista suite amenities include personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, fresh flowers, a pillow menu, mini bar and one-touch phone concierge service. 

HAL's My Nguyen, deputy director of interior design, said the staterooms use texture and quiet color combinations to achieve a feeling of serenity and luxuriousness.