This morning we arrived at Helsingborg. With Rotterdam’s own tenders we were ferried ashore Just in time for opening of the shops (10 a.m.).
Although Holland America Line was founded in the Netherlands and still maintains very close ties to its Dutch roots, rarely do we ever have quite so many Dutch passengers on board as we do now. Currently Rotterdam is sailing with more than 1,200 Dutch guests. In an effort to make our Dutch guests feel more… read more of “Dutch Treats for a…”
It is a very relaxing sea day. After leaving Rotterdam Saturday in force 6 wind and showers in the morning it’s now a nice and sunny Sunday.
Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg are sending us regular updates from their cruise on board Rotterdam. Sailing from Rotterdam on board ms Rotterdam, which has as its home port Rotterdam, is the best a (Dutch) Holland America Line cruise lover can ask for. It is just something different from leaving from a U.S. or Canadian port… read more of “Rotterdam Cruise…”
Regular contributor Aad Hoogesteger sent in these photos taken July 18. Today Rotterdam was again in Rotterdam. We went to see her leave. These pictures I took in Rotterdam and near the North Sea at the Landtong.
Holland America Line’s Rotterdam cruises from Rotterdam today. Love cruising? Love cycling? Love sweets? From Rotterdam, I cycled less than 10 miles to Delft, the charming village where I stopped to eat and learn more about Stroopwafels with Wil and Erik Schravendijk.
[Rotterdam docks in Warnemunde, Germany, today, a 2.5-hour train journey away from Berlin, a popular excursion for Holland America Line passengers.] Over lunch at Berlin’s trendy Restaurant Diekmann at Weinhaus Huth, Nicole Röbel tells a story that grandparents might tell their grandchildren. “We had no phone when I was a child,” she says, after finishing… read more of “Berlin: Life Before…”
People in Rotterdam still feel a strong relationship with Holland America Line. When one of the ships of HAL has visited the Port of Rotterdam you can find numerous photo’s on many Web sites, in blogs, newspapers and magazines. In the latest edition of the “Rotterdam MainPort” magazine the ms Rotterdam was the centerfold. The… read more of “ms Rotterdam as…”