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Single cabins ahoy on HAL’s new ship

Solo travellers won’t need to pay a hefty fee to cruise on Holland America’s new ship, as the line introduces single cabins aboard its new ship.

Solo travellers won’t need to pay a hefty fee to cruise on Holland America’s new ship, as the line introduces single cabins aboard its new ship.

Debuting in 2016, Koningsdam will be the line’s first Pinnacle-class ship carrying 2,650 guests – the highest number of passengers in HAL’s entire fleet.

The extra capacity was created to replace outgoing capacity, when ms Ryndam and ms Statendam depart Holland America to join P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria.

As well as catering to more cruisers, the Pinnacle-class vessel will also have features new to the line, such as staterooms built for families and singles.

The 12 single ocean-view cabins will range from 127 to 172 square feet in size and will be available on multiple decks at a variety of forward, mid-ship and aft locations.

Family stateroom categories such as Nepture, Signature and Vista suites will be available in wider ranges of sizes and different configurations.

For example, 32 new family rooms will be ocean-view and range from 222 to 231 square feet. They will feature two bathrooms and accommodate up to five people.

family rooms

The ship will also have more diverse family stateroom options.

Koningsdam’s suites will also be larger than the rest of the fleet, with the Pinnacle Suite at 1,290 square feet. It includes a bedroom, living room, dining areas, dressing room and private veranda with whirlpool.

The ship has two Nepture Spa Suites and 43 Neptune Suites ranging from 465 to 855 square feet.

She will also have the most staterooms with verandas – 912.

And interior staterooms will be larger, reaching up to 225-square feet.

“With ms Koningsdam we enhanced these [stateroom] qualities by including many thoughtful details that improve the functionality of the staterooms.”

My Nguyen, Holland America Line deputy director of interior design

Earlier this month, Holland America gave cruise enthusiasts a sneak peek at the new ship, releasing new renderings.

Click here to see interior impressions onboard ms Koningsdam.

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