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Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Here is a snapshot from the recent ms Rotterdam Classic Trans-Atlantic crossing which sailed from New York to Rotterdam on July 12. This picture was taken after a wonderful dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. – Victoria Morgan, HAL Mariner

Video: Farewell New York

Dear Friends — My vision of departing New York sailing for the Atlantic to her home port Rotterdam. — Fred Claessen (Footage from shore was edited by Fred and taken by his good friend Ken.)

Sailaway from New York City

Sailaway from New York City

Here’s the Rotterdam pulling away from the pier in New York City for the trans-Atlantic crossing to Holland! The cornerstone of the company was built on this same sailing 139 years ago. History repeating itself! – Gerald Bernhoft, HAL Director of Mariner Society

A New Dawn, A New Day

A New Dawn, A New Day

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunrise photo, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Panama Canal Cruise on Zuiderdam. April 2-12, 2011. Taken between 6:45-7:15am, April 10, 2011 — John M. Campbell Taken from the Rotterdam on June 1, 2011, our last night on board, between Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. — Joyce Halee

Video: Rotterdam’s New York Arrival

In keeping with the New York theme of posts, here is a video taken by Fred Claessen of Rotterdam’s arrival at New York. Thanks, Fred!

Start Spreading the News … Rotterdam Calls at NYC

Start Spreading the News … Rotterdam Calls at NYC

New York City makes a great backdrop to any photo, and it looks like Rotterdam’s Hotel Manager Hans Dernison agrees. Thanks to his wife Tricia for sending us these wonderful photos of the arrival and sailaway July 12.

Video: Rotterdam Departing New York

Rotterdam was the debut ship on the New York Harbor webcam yesterday during sailaway. The ship is heading back to Europe on the second of its two commemorative trans-Atlantic crossings.

Video: Rotterdam Sails from Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers, As you all notice the flag ship ms Rotterdam is on her way from Rotterdam to New York on a commemorative crossing. I made this video of the departure and pier-side send off. It became a wonderful party with shanty choirs, and among the performers was one of the Netherlands’ biggest stars,…   read more of “Video: Rotterdam…”