Explore a wide range of delicious onboard dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across the fleet. With their global traditions and diverse culinary interests, they're adding inspired new signature dishes to the menus.
The dining Room - For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, the Culinary Council®, an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs and talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.
Lido Market - Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.
Dive-in offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with Holland America’s own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.
At New York Deli & Pizza, choose from a variety of scrumptious, 9-inch, thin-crust pies. Named for New York’s famed five boroughs, signature pizzas are made to order and topped with only the finest ingredients. Culinary Council member Ethan Stowell has also contributed signature pizza recipes to the menu. Enjoy your pizza by day while overlooking the Lido pool, and into the night.
Tea Time – If a refreshing and elegant afternoon tea is just your cup of tea, you’ll love cruising with Holland America Line. Holland America takes tea seriously. Not only do they feature tea each afternoon on their ships (with High Tea on select days), Holland America offers tours that include afternoon tea in fascinating destinations the world over, with settings ranging from opulent hotels to centuries-old Chinese teahouses. Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or a novice, you’re sure to enjoy this most civilized and relaxing tradition.
24-Hour In-Room Dining - Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Enjoy an early dinner on your verandah before an evening excursion. Order a salad, sandwich or entrée any time. In-Room Dining is only a phone call away. All selections are included in your cruise fare unless otherwise noted on the in-room menu.
Additional Cost Venues
Pinnacle Grill - Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.
Canaletto - In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for the onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito!
Tamarind – Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine “that rivals the top restaurants on land,” Tamarind is the perfect place to explore the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The menu, which honors the elements of water, wood, fire and earth, features such exotic fare as wok-seared lobster, barramundi (Asian sea bass) in banana leaf and sushi, accompanied by chilled or heated sake. And, try specialty sushi created in collaboration with Culinary Council member and Master Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda.
Nami Sushi – Inspired by the newest Culinary Council® member and world-renowned sushi master, Andy Matsuda, Nami Sushi offers a tempting array of the sushi rolls he’s created. Choose from such delectable selections as Tempura Lobster Roll with soft shell crab tempura; Dragon Roll with tempura shrimp, unagi sauce and avocado; Tsutsumi Roll with snapper, green olive, caper and avocado; Futomoki Roll with crab, yamagobo, avocado and cucumber; Volcano Roll with sesame-marinated salmon and Thai chilis; Nigiri sushi with tuna, salmon and ebi shrimp; and more. The word “nami,” Japanese in origin, means “wave” and is an homage to the ocean views you’ll enjoy as you dine on the freshest, tastiest and most inventive sushi at sea.
Rudi’s Sel De Mer (Pop Up) - Named for Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Rudi’s Sel de Mer is an intimate brasserie featuring classic French dishes reimagined with contemporary flair. Menu selections include whole Dover sole meunière with shaved pink Himalayan sea salt, oysters on the half shell, fruits de mer, and salt-crust baked branzino, as well as favorites such as steak frites, duck cassoulet and coq au vin. Conclude your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses.
Grand Dutch Cafe – Looking for a refreshing pick-me-up on an adventure-filled day? The Grand Dutch Cafe is for you. Located just off the atrium area, it’s the perfect spot to connect with friends over a cold beer, coffee or other Dutch specialty beverages, such as Genever and Advoccaat, and a snack. Choose from among 16 Belgian and Dutch beers (four on tap) and a variety of spirits or enjoy your favorite coffee beverage with complimentary Dutch snacks. For heartier appetites, there are made-to-order Dutch specialties from open-faced herring sandwiches to apple and bacon pancakes. Just place your order at the counter; anything we prepare will be brought to your table.
At “G” Gelato, you can indulge your sweet tooth with a classic European gelato (ice cream), made fresh on board each day by chefs trained at the Carpigiani Gelato University. Choose from among 12 delightful flavors, two of which are rotated daily. Smooth, creamy and refreshing, this tasty treat is served in a variety of ways, including gelato popsicles and the flavors of G, composed shots with layers of caramel, nuts and gelato. Love pistachio? Select ingredients like Sicilian pistachios make this pistachio gelato out of this world!
Ocean Bar – Enjoy live music in this popular bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.
NOTES (Whiskey Tasting) - Guests can gaze in awe at the more than 120 labels on display — and sample some of the rarest whisk(e)y selections in the world. Along with enjoying some whisk(e)y, the NOTES bartender can guide you through an interactive, intimate and entertaining tasting.
Sea View Bar - Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.
Explorations Café - Relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper.
Crow’s Nest – Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges onboard. The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow's Nest at the top of the ship, where you can relax just about any time of day and enjoy your favorite drink.
Lido Bar - Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.
Tamarind Bar - Which is more delightful: the apple-pear saketini in your chilled glass or views of the sun going down in a crimson blaze? Enjoy both in this stylish hideaway – your destination for panoramic views and exotic cocktails, and just one of the wide selection of lounges and gathering places on board.
Blend - Wine connoisseurs and novices alike can experience the art of winemaking at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, the intimate venue will enable guests to blend their own wine and enjoy it at dinner or in the privacy of their stateroom. The first of its kind for Holland America Line and the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, BLEND has a tasting table that accommodates 10 guests who can create their own blend from a selection of five barrels of single-vineyard red wine. In addition to participating in the blending process, guests also will learn about wine from the ship’s wine expert, who leads the blending session.
Meeting Rooms - offer flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other gatherings.
Lincoln Center Stage - In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Holland America Line proudly present Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.
World Stage - With its two-story, 270-degree wraparound LED screen surrounding you in high-definition, World Stage on Koningsdam is a dazzling theater where innovation meets entertainment. Showcasing music, song, dance and more, the World Stage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage.
Explorations Central (EXC) – Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programing designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks™, to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life.
Cantare is back with two electrifying performances featuring decades of pop hits and amazing harmonies. Appearing on select ships in 2020, they’ll light up the stage with “I’m Your Man”, covering songs by iconic male artists; and “Classics,” a collection of your favorite songs from every era. Performances rotate across select ships on the Mainstage and World Stage.
BBC Earth Experience – Holland America has partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through a groundbreaking concert, films.
B.B. King's Blues Club - Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.
Billboard Onboard - Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music.
America's Test Kitchen - Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence.
The Shops of Holland America - Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.
Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered on an exciting initiative that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to wellness, connection and personal growth through a series of cruises and activities that will bring the magazine to life for all on board.
Learn in Microsoft Studio how technology can make your voyage more meaningful and memorable with complimentary small-group courses at the new Microsoft Studio. Designed for all abilities using the latest Surface Laptop 2 devices, Holland America’s Microsoft-trained hosts will show you everything from creating photo albums and movies to using 3D effects and staying safe online. Drop in during scheduled times for courses or join Creative Studio Time every day to work on your projects.
Digital Workshop Powered by Windows - Drop by the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn new technical skills taught by Microsoft-trained hosts. These complimentary small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use. Each stand-alone session takes place in the dedicated Digital Workshop, equipped with the latest technology. From photo editing and movie/slide show creation, PC organization, Cloud Storage and security, choose to attend all or drop in as you please. Each session is offered several times throughout your cruise.
Art Gallery – Holland America takes great pride in their onboard art collections. Now, fine art goes high tech. Take a self-guided walking tour highlighting your ship's eclectic collection, valued at tens of millions of dollars.
Fitness Center - Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of the classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and refreshing pools. Some classes may have a nominal fee
Greenhouse Spa & Salon - Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate -During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.
The Retreat Cabanas on Ms Koningsdam can be rented for use on the cruise ship. These Cabanas at The Retreat are perfect for guests who love to be outside as much as possible and want to be enjoy a great service from a dedicated staff. Some of the cabanas overlook the sea; others overlook the pool deck and the ship below.
Neptune Lounge/Concierge for Pinnacle and Neptune Suite Guest
Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video games competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties.
Kids Programs (ages 3-6) - Highlights for kids ages 3 to 6 include “Painting Picassos,” and “Sing-Along Storytime,” as well as theme parties, such as “Dino-Mite Night” and “Ships Ahoy Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventure.”
Tweens Programs (ages 7-12) - From ice-cream eating contests to gaming tournaments and theme parties, tweens will have plenty to enjoy.
Teens Programs (ages 13-17) - Teen cruisers enjoy mocktail parties, karaoke and trivia contests, jewelry making, video games, staff vs. teens volleyball tournaments, themed events and more. Teens have their own places to hang out in The Loft for late-night sporting competitions, yoga and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.
Port Day Activities - Club HAL activities are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on port days. Lunch is available for participants between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children must be registered and signed into and out of programming by a parent or guardian.
Special Needs - Children with special needs are invited to attend Club HAL activities based on their chronological age; staff is trained to work with special needs children.
THE FIRST. Its always a thrill to anticipate a new ship joining Holland America Lines magnificent fleet. But its especially exciting when that new arrival is the first of a new class of ship. For when the 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, she will not only be the first to bear that name, she will usher in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising.
Pinnacle means "high point" - and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history. Then again, in many ways, Koningsdam has been 141 years in the making. As heir, she'll carry forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known-while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance.
Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: "Koning," means king in Dutch-and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherlands first king in more than 100 years. And "dam," because, after all ... this is a Holland America Line ship, and the "dam" naming convention dates back to 1883.