Welcome aboard with Joe! Today, we are diving into all the specialty restaurants on Holland America Line’s Koningsdam ship. Having experienced these dining options multiple times, I’m excited to share my detailed reviews and personal favorites from my fantastic Alaska cruise.

Specialty Dining Highlights on Koningsdam:

1. Canaletto

Located in the Lido Market, Canaletto offers Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Unfortunately, this restaurant didn’t quite hit the mark for me. The venue lacks intimacy, and the food, while decent, didn’t stand out. It’s my least favorite of the specialty dining options.

2. Pinnacle Grill

A fantastic steakhouse that never disappoints with perfectly cooked steaks and a variety of sides. Even if you’re not in the mood for steak, there are plenty of other delicious options, including some of the best desserts at sea.

3. Tamarind

A must-visit for Asian cuisine lovers, Tamarind offers dishes inspired by Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. The food is beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. It’s a top choice for those who appreciate well-crafted Asian dishes.

4. Rudi’s Sel de Mer

This French seafood restaurant excels in both presentation and taste. The intimate atmosphere and rich, flavorful dishes make it a standout. Sharing multiple dishes with companions enhances the experience, so bring friends along.

5. Nami Sushi

Situated inside Tamarind, Nami Sushi offers an à la carte menu with fresh sushi and sashimi. Sitting at the sushi bar is a fun experience, especially when traveling solo, as you can interact with the chefs. The prices are reasonable, and the quality is top-notch.

6. Morimoto by Sea

My favorite specialty dining experience on Koningsdam. Available only once per cruise, this event takes over Tamarind or Pinnacle Grill for an evening. The dishes, created by Iron Chef Morimoto, are uniquely flavored and beautifully presented. It’s a must-try for fans of Asian cuisine.

While all the specialty restaurants on Koningsdam offer unique experiences, Morimoto by Sea stands out as the best. Each restaurant has its charm, and I enjoyed every meal. If you’ve dined on Holland America Line and have a favorite restaurant, share your thoughts in the comments below!

For more detailed insights and to see the dishes, check out the full video here: Ranking Koningsdam Specialty Dining. Happy cruising and dining!