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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

Latest Post

Behind the Scenes: Feeding the Crew

Behind the Scenes: Feeding the Crew

Herminio Pagtalunan, the Filipino personnel cook. I thought I would take a moment to tell you all about the crew food service on board. We actually have two crew messrooms and our officers dine in the Lido Restaurant with the guests. Our personnel cooks are responsible for providing good, homemade food for our crew messroom…   read more of “Behind the Scenes:…”

Recent Posts

Rotterdam’s Dessert Extravaganza

Rotterdam’s Dessert Extravaganza

Nicoline and I were on board of the wonderful ms Rotterdam from New York City to Rotterdam. Here are a few pictures I took of the dessert extravaganza on May 27. Aad Hoogesteger

Rotterdam’s Inaugural Call at Kiel

Rotterdam’s Inaugural Call at Kiel

There are many traditions associated with going out to sea. Not least among them is the tradition of presenting a plaque to a ship to commemorate the first call at a port. If you’ve ever traveled on our beautiful vessels you may well have encountered a wall filled with various commemorative plaques, trophies and knick-knacks….   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”

HAL History Video Series: Rotterdam

Hallo HALblog readers. This is my first video of a new series of videos about the present HAL fleet and their predecessors. Starting this series is ROTTERDAM. The ROTTERDAM name is legend in the history of Holland America Line. The first liner of the line was named Rotterdam in honor of the founding and home…   read more of “HAL History Video…”

Mabuhay! It’s Philippines Independence Day!

Mabuhay! It’s Philippines Independence Day!

Hello from the Baltic! It’s Philippines Independence Day! Obviously, this is a big deal around here since the Filipino population on board is the second largest group by nationality, second only to the Indonesians. Though there are 28 different countries represented on board, 32 percent of our crew population is Filipino. Any time we celebrate…   read more of “Mabuhay! It’s…”

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Editor’s note: Ben van Zeijl was the first guest on the old Eurodam News Blog and he was first to comment when we started up Holland America Blog in January. He’s been a regular contributor since the early days, and we asked him to tell us a little about who he is and why he’s…   read more of “Meet Ben van…”