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140 Years Young: Rotterdam II Sails HAL’s First Vacation Cruise

Rotterdam II (1886-1899)

Rotterdam II (1886-1899)

1895: The 3,300-ton Rotterdam II sails Holland America’s first ever vacation cruise. Carrying 180 passengers, Rotterdam sails a short summer voyage from Rotterdam to Copenhagen and back, through the Kieler Canal. A commemorative medal is issued to mark this historic occasion.

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