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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 Rescues Refugees Off the Coast of Florida

Rotterdam Rescues Refugees Off the Coast of Florida

While sailing toward Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the evening of Nov. 9, Rotterdam spotted a refugee boat needing assistance. The ship maneuvered to the craft, and the U.S. Coast Guard was notified. Thirteen people were taken aboard Rotterdam for a wellness check by the ship’s medical team, food, accommodations and support. Later in the evening they…   read more of “Rotterdam Rescues…”

Recent Posts

Rotterdam Departs on Historic 150th Anniversary Crossing

Rotterdam Departs on Historic 150th Anniversary Crossing

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam VII departed the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, today on its historic 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing. The 15-day journey recreates Holland America Line’s maiden voyage of Rotterdam I that departed the city 150 years ago today. The crossing follows the path of that first sailing to New York, with calls at…   read more of “Rotterdam Departs…”

Additional 150th Anniversary Plans Announced

Additional 150th Anniversary Plans Announced

On April 18, 2023, Holland America Line is celebrating its 150th Anniversary — making it one of the longest-operating travel companies in the world. To commemorate the milestone, the cruise line is planning special events and activities, including two commemorative transatlantic crossings. Today, the April 3, 2023, crossing opens for booking, while the Oct. 15,…   read more of “Additional 150th…”

New 150th Anniversary Commemorative Crossing in April 2023 Added Aboard Rotterdam

New 150th Anniversary Commemorative Crossing in April 2023 Added Aboard Rotterdam

As our 150th anniversary approaches April 18, 2023, Holland America Line is adding a second commemorative transatlantic crossing aboard Rotterdam to the schedule of celebratory events. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 4, 2023, the 16-night itinerary sails to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, retracing in reverse the company’s first voyage. From Fort Lauderdale, the ship…   read more of “New 150th…”

Holland America Line is Nominated in USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line is Nominated in USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting is underway for the USA TODAY 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards, and Holland America Line is excited to be nominated for five awards in three categories! Not only were we selected by an esteemed panel of experts for the “Best Ocean Cruise Line” category, but Koningsdam is nominated for “Best Ship for Dining” and…   read more of “Holland America…”

Rotterdam’s Naming Ceremony Was a Royal Affair

Rotterdam’s Naming Ceremony Was a Royal Affair

It’s official! While Rotterdam has been cruising since the fall, today in the city of Rotterdam we formally welcomed her as the flagship of our fleet in an affair fit for a royal! Following a tradition that started in the 1920s, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands christened the ship in a ceremony…   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam is set to get the royal treatment at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s. Rotterdam’s special seven-day “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands,…   read more of “Rotterdam to Sail…”