Holland America Line MS Koningsdam
Holland America Line Ms Koningsdam Cruise Ship. Adam D. Tihany designed the majority of the public spaces on Holland America Line's Ms Koningsdam, the first ship of the line’s new Pinnacle Class. Inspired by the “architecture of music,” each space alludes to a musical instrument, with beautifully curved lines and sophisticated features. The Queen’s Lounge is a two-story entertainment venue designed to reflect the inside of a violin. With grand wavelike curves of polished wood, the space appears to naturally flow with the sounds and activity emanating from the center stage. Mix combines several entertainment venues, including Billboard on Board, the Brandy Library and Lincoln Center Stage. The ‘farm to table’ themed Culinary Arts Center is a multi functional space, offering cooking classes during the day and transforming into a dining area with seating for 74 at night.The French brasserie style seafood restaurant Sel de Mer features curving wood walls inspired by an accordion, while the buffet style Lido Market is situated on flooring that mirrors piano keys. 

Connected to Lido Market is the Venetian themed dining venue Canaletto, inspired by the attire of a gondolier. The Dutch Café is a new space for Holland America. Influenced by the lively streets of Amsterdam, the walls take on the silhouettes of the city’s unique architecture. The atrium is the centerpiece of the design theme, connecting three decks of public spaces on Ms Koningsdam with a striking steel rod structure and staircase inspired by the elegant lines of a harp. The main dining room is designed with bright, modern features including chandeliers with tri-color hand blown glass bulbs secured by steel rods and a champagne gold wine tower that appears folded and fluid despite its polished stainless steel material. Curving structural ribs that connect the two floors reference harp strings, continuing the design story of the atrium. 

Photography: Renderings Property of Tihany Design