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Rotterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
2,668
Crew Members:
1,025
Gross Tonnage:
99,800 grt
Length:
974 feet
Maximum Speed:
22 knots
Dedicated:
July 2021
Godmother:
To Be Announced

Latest Post

Rotterdam Departs Amsterdam on Her Maiden Voyage

Rotterdam Departs Amsterdam on Her Maiden Voyage

Yesterday, our new Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage! The ship’s arrival has been long-awaited, and we are excited that she’s finally underway! The milestone was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fanfare at the terminal as guests embarked. Guests Rick Encarnacion and Ernest Schenk cut the ribbon to open boarding, surrounded by (from left)…   read more of “Rotterdam Departs…”

Recent Posts

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Named Godmother of Rotterdam

Holland America Line announced today that when Rotterdam is named next spring, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a tradition that began in the 1920s. Holland America Line’s connection to The House of Orange goes back nearly a century to Prince Hendrik launching Statendam III in…   read more of “Her Royal Highness…”

Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!

Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!

Holland America Line took delivery of Rotterdam today, July 30, 2021, officially making it the 11th ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy the evening of July 29. The ceremony was attended by the ship’s master, Captain Werner Timmers, and Cyril Tatar, Holland America Group’s vice president…   read more of “Welcome to the…”

Through the Years: Holland America Line’s Seven Rotterdam Ships

Through the Years: Holland America Line’s Seven Rotterdam Ships

Holland America Line is lucky to have several company historians. Two notable figures are Captain Albert Schoonderbeek and Gerald Bernhoft, director Mariner Society. In anticipation of the launch of our new Rotterdam this month, the two brand experts sent in fun facts and information about the previous six Rotterdam ships that have carried the name…   read more of “Through the Years:…”

Holland America Line Updates Summer 2021 Europe Cruise Schedule

Holland America Line Updates Summer 2021 Europe Cruise Schedule

While we continue to work with governments and port authorities in correlation with the phased resumption of cruising, we are canceling the remainder of the summer 2021 European sailings aboard two ships, Nieuw Statendam and Volendam. This affects cruises that were scheduled to depart from September through November, along with the Collectors’ Voyages (combined cruises)…   read more of “Holland America…”

Ramping Up to Rotterdam: May Edition

Ramping Up to Rotterdam: May Edition

Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update this week on our Facebook page? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building process. Here are some photos shared by Stan and…   read more of “Ramping Up to…”

Rotterdam Successfully Sails Through Sea Trials in Italy

Rotterdam Successfully Sails Through Sea Trials in Italy

It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which returned in the evening of May 6 to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the country’s Adriatic coast. Rotterdam left Marghera April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two…   read more of “Rotterdam…”