Friday, May 20, 2016

Queen Maxima Names Koningsdam

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands named Holland America's Koningsdam in Rotterdam this morning. Prior to the actual naming, she also participated in the line's tradition of the blessing of the ship's bell.

At the earlier ceremony, Holland America president Orlando Ashford announced that the line's next ship, a sister to Koningsdam due to be delivered in 2018, will be named Nieuw Statendam.

The complete story appeared in the May 20 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Her Majesty Queen Maxima blesses Koningsdam's bell.

With a pull of the cord and a bump of her hat, Queen Maxima officially names Koningsdam
And this is what happened outside

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Originally published May 20, 2016 - 6:23am 
updated 11:59pm