Sure, the newest Holland America ship, Koningsdam, charts a new course in entertainment and dining.
With its revolutionary Music Walk venues that keep passengers singing and dancing well into the night, and restaurants like the Culinary Arts Center, Sel de Mer and Tamarind that serve up foods to suit a wide variety of tastes, travelers will thoroughly enjoy this cruise ship.
Your health and fitness regimen doesn't take a back seat on Koningsdam, either. I took a cruise on Koningsdam and found several ways the ship works for travelers who like to stay fit.
Fitness Classes -- Sign up for classes like Pilates, yoga, TRX (fees $12 to $20). Other free classes like morning stretching also are available. The ship also has a dedicated Ryde studio for the popular spin-style classes ($20).
Outdoor Fitness -- Just off the jogging track, you'll find a range of fitness equipment and activities. Workout stations on the outside deck include a strider and chest-press machine as well as bars for modified pull-ups, push-ups and stretching. Nearby is the sports court, where people play basketball or soccer.
Healthy Food -- I've always said you can find plenty of healthy options around a cruise ship, especially by curating your own plates full of goodness with all the ingredients available at the buffet, from fresh salads and veggies to lean proteins likes chicken, turkey and sushi. Koningsdam also has a healthy gourmet dining experience with its Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine. The dedicated space on Deck 2 features cooking classes during the day and a farm-to-table concept dinner event ($39) in which chefs explain how they are preparing each course you are enjoying. Meals include responsibly sourced fish and beef dishes and salads and appetizers complemented with greens grown onboard the ship.
What do you think? Would you like to sail on Koningsdam?
Travel happy! Travel fit! Travel often!