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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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Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

If you’ve never been on a World Cruise the question might arise about how — aside from length of journey or destinations visited — these cruises are different from others. There are many little things that in sum add up to an unforgettable experience. And then there are some big things that are just so…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

Postcards from Hong Kong

Postcards from Hong Kong

Rotterdam called at Hong Kong last week on its Grand World Voyage. Mike and Denise in front of the famous Jumbo Restaurant. In three words: “over the top.” In two words: “sensory overload.” In one word: “great!” Having grown up on the New York Harbor, and thinking of New York as the biggest city in…   read more of “Postcards from Hong…”

Podcast: Stein Kruse on the World Cruise

While on an Asian trip with Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse and several other executives, Stein and I talked about why a world cruise is a special vacation experience. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/stein-world-cruise.mp3]

Postcards from Komodo Island

Postcards from Komodo Island

Rotterdam called at Komodo Island yesterday on it’s Grand World Voyage. Just a couple of hundred miles down the island chain that is Indonesia is an island called Komodo. It has one village and the rest of the island is a national park. It is one of the most interesting, unique and intense places we’ve…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Meet Zuiderdam’s Captain Timmers

Captain Werner Timmers Born and raised in the town of Roosendaal in the southern part of the Netherlands, Captain Werner Timmers decided on a career at sea in his last year at Norbertus Lyceum. After entering the Nautical Academy in Vlissingen, he spent his apprentice year in 1984 aboard Holland America Line’s Noordam. After graduating…   read more of “Meet…”

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

Postcards from Melbourne, Australia

This just in from Down Under: Hi Roland, Here in Melbourne, Australia, it has been a very busy cruise season and so wonderful to see so many HAL ships in. These pics show the Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Volendam in port recently. Love to see the Prinsendam here again soon. Our desire is to sail on…   read more of “Postcards from…”