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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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Postcard from Sydney

Postcard from Sydney

Rotterdam called at Sydney last week during its Grand World Voyage. Chief officer Robert-Jan Kan snapped this picture of the deck department with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Recent Posts

Rotterdam Redux at Sydney

Rotterdam Redux at Sydney

We received these photos from a reader, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect: Rotterdam VI called at Sydney last week and is working its way around Australia on the Grand World Voyage. Dear Sir/Madam: As I read about the Rotterdam visiting Sydney, Australia, this past week, I remembered seeing the Old Rotterdam in Sydney…   read more of “Rotterdam Redux at…”

Postcards from Sydney, Australia

Postcards from Sydney, Australia

Rotterdam called at Sydney last week on its Grand World Voyage. We arrived at Sydney in the very early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 10. We’ve been hearing for days much news about intense heat and dry conditions, but we found cool and misty conditions. We, of course, found much more to this city. Our ship…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from New Caledonia

Postcards from New Caledonia

Rotterdam was in New Caledonia last week on its Grand World Voyage. Rotterdam docked at Noumea. Over the past week or so, we seem to be traveling in decades rather than days. If Luganville in Vanuatu felt like the 1940s with all of remnants of World War II construction, and Port Villa was a reminder…   read more of “Postcards from New…”

Postcards from Vanuatu

Postcards from Vanuatu

Rotterdam called at Vanautu in the South Pacific last week on its Grand World Voyage. Once known as New Hebredies, Vanuatu is an island nation that lies east of Fiji, west of the island of New Guinea and north of Australia. Over the past two days we made two stops in Vanuatu. Though the stops…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Rotterdam V Becoming a Hotel in Rotterdam

Rotterdam V Becoming a Hotel in Rotterdam

Our pal in Rotterdam, Ben van Zeijl, sent us these photos of the retired Rotterdam V, which is being converted to a quayside hotel in downtown Rotterdam. Here’s Ben’s update: She’s not open for the public, but hopefully she will open before summer. It’s like on ongoing saga. The ship’s restoration and rebuilding to her…   read more of “Rotterdam V…”

Postcards from Hawaii

Postcards from Hawaii

Future Cruise Consultants Denise and Mike Feeney report from ms Rotterdam The Grand World Voyage started out with a tranquil and relaxing crossing to Hawaii. The journey took four days and was characterized by pleasantly cool temperatures ranging from the 50s to the high 60s and long-frequency swells that gave us a constant reminder that…   read more of “Postcards from…”