WATCH the Exceptional Culinary Options on ms Koningsdam

   February 16, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Holland America is famous for its exceptional dining experiences on every voyage, but the line’s newest ship ms Koningsdam boasts even more culinary options.

The Dining Room is where passengers will dine in a more formal setting. The two-story restaurant features an airy and sophisticated ambience, with several new characteristics for a HAL ship. The bright design creates a unique venue while reflecting the overall design theme of the ship, inspired by the architecture of music. 

This sunny, yellow room has expansive windows allowing for maximum daylight and sea views. In the evening its color turns to a darker shade of amber, thus setting the tone for an elegant evening dining atmosphere. Structural ribs inspired by the classical harp's strings connect the first floor to the second floor ceiling creating the sense of a more curvilinear space. A grand staircase connects the two levels.

The centerpiece of Koningsdam's Dining Room is a sculptural champagne gold wine tower planned to appear fluid and folded. Flowing over the dining room are attractive chandeliers made from strings of hand-blown, tri-color glass bulbs.

On the menu will be HAL's classic selections, signature dishes, regionally inspired cuisine, Culinary Council recipes from the world-renowned chefs who compose the group, including Master Chef & Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin and international chefs David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner, Jacques Torres, Jonnie Boer and Mark Best.

In addition to The Dining Room, Koningsdam guests will enjoy fine dining in alternative restaurants including a redesigned Lido Market with themed stations; a new French seafood brasserie Sel de Mer; a new farm-to-table concept dinner experience in Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; and favorites such as Canaletto Italian restaurant, pan-Asian Tamarind and Pinnacle Grill.

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