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Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,404
Crew Members:
600
Gross Tonnage:
61,849 grt
Length:
780 feet
Maximum Speed:
25 knots
Dedicated:
December 1997
Godmother:
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

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Berlin: Life Before The Fall

Berlin: Life Before The Fall

[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…”

Recent Posts

ms Rotterdam as Centerfold

ms Rotterdam as Centerfold

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…”

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

As I mentioned in my last post about Canada Day, on July Fourth the crew of the Rotterdam had a very special celebration for American Independence Day. A few weeks back the American Community (myself included) held a meeting to plan out our special celebration. We outlined a beautiful program for the flag-raising and a…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

It’s Canada Day, Eh!

It’s Canada Day, Eh!

As some of you out there may know … today is Canada Day! Canadians make up the fifth-largest group by nationality on board Rotterdam. We currently have 10 sailing with us. Very much like with Philippines Independence day and the upcoming Indonesian Independence Day, we wanted to celebrate this important holiday. So we held a…   read more of “It’s Canada Day,…”

Fancy Footwork at B&W Ball Boot Camp

Fancy Footwork at B&W Ball Boot Camp

As you know, Holland America Line has many long-standing traditions. No tradition strikes fear in the heart of a ship’s officers as much as the Black and White Ball. The Black and White Ball is always a featured on our longer voyages (usually 14 days or more). Basically, the ball is a chance for all…   read more of “Fancy Footwork at…”

Rotterdam and Rotterdam in Rotterdam (Again)

Rotterdam and Rotterdam in Rotterdam (Again)

We just never seem to get tired of photos of Rotterdam V (a hotel in the making) and Rotterdam VI in HAL’s true home port of Rotterdam. Aad Hoogesteger sent us this one that takes a novel angle on both ships.

Rotterdam in Home Port

Rotterdam in Home Port

ms Rotterdam visited her home port Rotterdam today (June 24) to start her 12-day Viking & Czars cruise. Shortly after the Rotterdam docked at the Rotterdam cruise terminal a local bunker ship came alongside to provide the ship fuel.