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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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Postcards from South Africa

Postcards from South Africa

South Africa is presenting us with some of the best things that travel can offer. It is giving us stunning beauty, adventurous expeditions, enriching encounters with people of very different backgrounds and most of all intellectual stimulation and debate within and among ourselves. We will not dwell on the last element, but will just say…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

On April 26 on board the Rotterdam we held “The Pink Panther” theme, which included a ball in the Queen’s Lounge and the dining room also was decorated with the theme in pink color. The crew was dressed in pink and black vests, and some entertainment staff wore their pink cat outfits. It was a…   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”

On Safari in Africa

On Safari in Africa

Sometimes the pace of our cruise is such that we hardly catch our breath and it’s time again for a new destination. While we had several days at sea between the lovely Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, time on board just flew by. We were in some now-infamous waters during some challenging times. During our time…   read more of “On Safari in…”

Postcards from the Seychelles

Postcards from the Seychelles

Whenever we — and we suspect others as well — set out to a warm-water, previously unknown island destination, in our mind’s eye we envision designer sand and smiling, beautiful local faces greeting us in a perfectly clean yet interestingly lived-in town. We’ve been setting out on these kinds of journeys for many years, and…   read more of “Postcards from the…”

Meet Crew Purser Anthony Garofalo

Meet Crew Purser Anthony Garofalo

Anthony Garofalo is a crew purser for Holland America Line. The crew purser is the on-board representative of the Seagoing Human Resources Department. Among other things, the crew purser is ultimately responsible for the general welfare and on-board life of the crew on each Holland America ship. At the age of 9 Anthony went on…   read more of “Meet Crew Purser…”

Postcards from Mozambique

Postcards from Mozambique

Yesterday we were at Maputo, Mozambique. It’s our maiden call there, and most of the crew and guests were at the downtown area. We enjoyed the city and surprisingly it was a nice call. The city was better than we were expected. Nice people and also a beautiful city. Komang, right, with Yan Yan, a…   read more of “Postcards from…”

High Rolling on Rotterdam

High Rolling on Rotterdam

On Grand World Voyages, the dining team does theme nights. Monday night we had a “Casino Royale” theme for dinner and decorated the dining room and atrium with playing cards and giant dice. The entrance to the dining room.