Koningsdam is the name of Holland America’s newest ship.

ByRick Deutsch

Koningsdam is the name of Holland America’s newest ship.

Holland America is a great line. We’ve been on HK a couple times. This was in the ‘80’s, well before I started getting free trips by giving interesting lectures. In a recent blog, we did on Royal Caribbean beginning to trademark several names, Holland felt they needed to corner the Koningsdam name before others got it (?).

King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander

So what’s it mean? Koning in Dutch means king. It’s reported to be named for King Willem-Alexander. Well, at least the politically correct squad didn’t pressure them to remove “DAM” from the tail end. It might have ended up as Koningsdarn. LOL. I have no idea what dam is supposed to signify. Anyone out there know?

The ship will not be ready for the high seas until early 2016. It’ll be a decent size at 2,650 pax. Not gigantic, but still the largest for the Holland America fleet. And HA does have an need for speakers.

Give us a shout and we’ll fill you in.

 

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