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…”
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…”
Rotterdam’s crew purser, Mike Wilock, sent in these great pictures from Los Angeles, Calif. of the deck department painting and making sure everything is ship-shape before the upcoming 117-day Grand World Voyage.
Aboard Rotterdam We left Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 5 on the way to Los Angeles for the official start of the Grand World Voyage. We had a very smooth cruise over. One of the real delights of the cruise was Cartagena, Colombia. It’s one place that we never get enough of and one of those… read more of “Postcards from the…”
Mike and Denise Feeney Denise and Mike Feeney are the future cruise consultants aboard ms Rotterdam’s Grand World Voyage. The cruise sails from Los Angeles to New York from Jan. 19 — May 16. Mike started his career in the travel industry in 1966 when he worked summers in an airline reservations office in New… read more of “Meet Future Cruise…”
Submitted by Char Patton, on-board future cruise consultant From left in the back of the classroom: Elaine Allen, Char Patton and Ms. Skalicky. Elaine Allen and I both work on board Holland America Line ships booking future cruises for guests. I was recently on board ms Rotterdam and Elaine is on a break from ms… read more of “FCCs Share Their…”
On December 4th, Rotterdam celebrated her maiden call at Loreto, Mexico and after a traditional plaque ceremony with the Mayor of Loreto and Rotterdam’s captain, Cadet Marco Arnout (center) took local VIPs and dignitaries on a tour of the ship.
On November 27th Rotterdam crewmembers enjoyed a zip line and ATV extravaganza, arranged by Second Officer Andrew Barker. A great time was had by all 26 crew who took part, as pictured below.