It’s been called a game changer for Holland America. The brand new Koningsdam, the first of the new Pinnacle class of ships, has officially set sail. Holland America says it represents a new era in design for the line – and from these stunning images, we’d have to agree.

Photographer Michel Verdure was one of the first people onboard Koningsdam, travelling from the shipyard to Civitavecchia for her maiden voyage.