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New Photos of Rotterdam Show the Ship’s Steady Progress

Last month “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” with Brand Ambassador Seth Way showed the gorgeous art that is going to be on display aboard the ship. For those of you who missed seeing progress photos, we have a new selection from the Fincantieri shipyard and our own Stan Kuppens to share with you. Carpets are being laid, staterooms are coming together and public areas are becoming identifiable. Enjoy some photos of Rotterdam, and tune into Seth on Facebook April 26 for the next edition of “Ramping Up to Rotterdam.”


The staterooms are coming along.


Main Dining Room

In the Dining Room facing aft.

Main Dining Room

The upper level of the Dining Room.

Queens loung

B.B. King’s Blues Club (The Queen’s Lounge).

World Stage.

World Stage.

Lido Market

Tile is being laid in Lido Market.

music walk carpet.

Time to put down carpet in Music Walk.

Lido Pool area with magrodome.

Lido Pool area with magrodome.

The lifeboats are being installed.

The lifeboats are being installed.


The Bridge is coming together and will be ready for sea trials.

The hydrotherapy pool in the spa.

The hydrotherapy pool in the spa.

What do you think? In three short months we’ll be ready to welcome Rotterdam to the Holland America Line family!

  • Kathy

    When are sea trials scheduled for?

  • Brian kinney

    Excellent photos to look at as it all comes together I see carpets are been I be watching what is next ????????

  • Richard Kroeger

    We are looking forward to August 1, 2021! We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure on the Nieuw Statendam for the premier cruise from Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale. And now we will be getting to enjoy the Rotterdam for the Premier Voyage and European Splendor. This will be a great way to be welcomed back to HAL Cruises. Your ships have been missed! And most important your crew has really been missed!

  • Dixie Finn

    Can’t wait to board here in January!

  • Stewart Hunt

    Fantastic. TY for sharing. Hope to be on her soon.


    Can’t wait

  • Lisa

    I LOVE IT! The interior is looking GREAT! From the outside photo I have already spotted my cabin for
    my upcoming cruise and are counting the days till we BOARD the Nieuw ROTTERDAM!

  • JOHN Thomas McGeean

    The ship is coming along nicely. Thank you for the update.


    Wonderful pics, we’re set to sail on her at end of January 2022. Can hardly wait, so looking forward to it!

  • Kathy

    When are sea trials expected to begin?

  • Julie

    This month will be the first sea trials, like a mini sea trials, then early May more sea trials.

  • Julie

    A mini-sea trials will be this month, then early May. We’ll have coverage here on the blog!

  • Peter and Sylvia Huijgen

    We are looking forward to sailing on the Rotterdam.

  • David Williams

    Booked for Feb. 2022.

  • Rien

    Is er al bekend waar de Rotterdam wordt gedoopt en door wie?
    We hebben geboekt om op 1 augustus de maidentrip mee te maken.

  • Rien

    Can you say where and when Rotterdam will be baptized and by whom?
    We booked the maiden trip with the ship for 21 nights.

  • Julie

    Hi Rein, we have not announced details just yet. Stay tuned!

  • Heinz Toroxel

    We will be on board for the first Atlantic crossing in October to Ft. Lauderdale as we did before on the “Oosterdam”,”Eurodam” and “Niew Amsterdam”. Can’t wait !!!

  • Ronald L Davis

    Can’t wait to sail on her in November. Have missed HAL!

  • Anastasia Yeager

    Booked for 40th Anniversary 8/2221 to Norway. Can’t wait. Hubby loves to cruise and play chess.

  • Anastasia Yeager

    Booked for 40th Anniversary 8/22/21 to Norway. Can’t wait. Hubby loves to cruise and play chess.

  • Lucinda H Willcutt

    We are booking the 14 night, 2022 transatlantic cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Amsterdam!! It is an anniversary cruise for us. First HAL cruise as we usually sail Celebrity. Looking forward to this beautiful ship!

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