Last week Fincantieri moved Koningsdam from the dry dock to the outfitting dock, and that’s usually a good sign. Along with the move, it was mentioned that the ship would be delivered in March 2016. That was the first hint of a problem, but Holland America had already begun to advise passengers on the first several scheduled sailings that they would be canceled and offered them the opportunity to move to similar sailings later in the spring.
Fincantieri had advised Holland America that Koningsdam’s delivery date was going to slip from February 16 to March 31 (2016).
Details appeared in the March 9 edition of Cruise News Daily.