When Holland America Line dedicates a new ship, it commissions Royal Goedewaagen to create a plate as a gift to attendees at the dedication and guests on special cruises. Koningsdam’s introduction was no exception. The handmade plates for Koningsdam are painted in Red and Blue Delft, which relates to the kind of painting technique that is used.
In addition to the ones given out to guests, two special hand-painted plates were created for Koningsdam’s dedication: one for Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the ship’s godmother, and one for the ship. These two hand-painted plates are slightly larger than the standard plates and each took 10 hours to create. Making them all the more special are the golden accents that were applied by hand.