Monday, March 16, 2015
Holland America Line’s New Koningsdam Floats Out to Finishing Dock
“A ship’s construction has many key milestones, and floating it out and moving it to the outfitting dock is especially symbolic,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The float out represents that we are getting closer to welcoming Koningsdam to our fleet and seeing the ship in the water adds to the excitement among our loyal guests, travel agent partners and employees in anticipation of its arrival.”
Koningsdam Floats Out
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Earlier, a traditional coin ceremony took place when two gold coins were welded to Koningsdam‘s forward mast. The line explains, “the gold coins bear the image of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The word koning means ‘king’ in Dutch, and the ship’s name pays honor to the first king of the Netherlands in over a century.”
For more information on the Koningsdam, visit Holland America Line‘s website here.
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