Here it is your moment of Zen, a video, the fifth in a series put out by Holland America Lines, showcasing the dining room aboard he line’s next generation, mega ship Koningsdam. Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, the video, “Countdown to Koningsdam Episode 5,” follows Holland America Line’s senior vice President of guest experience and product development Michael Smith, through the main eating hall.
“The Dining Room is the heart of the culinary experience onboard, and this new Countdown video enables us to show fans the new innovations and ideas we’re introducing in this space,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “The restaurant is an impressive work of art, and it’s the perfect venue for our guests to enjoy fine dining with Holland America Line.”
Guess who created the décor for the Dining Room? Non other than popular designer of hotels and cruise ships Adam D. Tihany so you can imagine how opulent it is—think sunny, yellow, big windows, ocean views, curvilinear space. Like all main dining room this one will serve three meals a day. The two-story room waxes sophisticated and shows some new features for the fleet such as a grand, curved staircase connecting the two dining levels.
The centerpiece of The Dining Room is a sculptural champagne gold wine tower designed to appear folded and fluid. This dramatic tower will entice guests to select a special bottle to enjoy with their meal. Flowing over the dining experience are stunning chandeliers made from strings of tri-color, hand-blown glass bulbs. What will be served in the restaurant? A signature menu of regionally inspired cuisine and Culinary Council recipes from the world-famous chefs such as Holland America Line’s Master Chef and Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin and renowned international chefs Mark Best, Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner and Jacques Torres.
The 1,133-passenger Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle Class of ship for Holland America Line that will make her bow bearing several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with Holland America Line. She will sport everal alternative restaurants including Sel de Mer, a new French seafood brasserie; a new immersive farm-to-table concept dinner experience in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; a redesigned Lido Market with themed serving stations; a stunning main dining room; and favorites such as Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto Italian restaurant and pan-AsianTamarind. Onboard entertainment will reach new heights with the energetic Music Walk area featuring all genres of music showcased in venues including Lincoln Center Stage, offering chamber music nightly; Billboard Onboard, where live musicians rock the crowd with chart-topping hits; and the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge, bringing the best of Memphis music to sea. With the 270-degree LED projection at World Stage, new concepts for show-time performances will immerse the audience in panoramic visual and sound effects.
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