Special thanks to Kirk Baruth, HAL’s Manager of Public Relations and Intranet, for this post. With the hoisting of the city’s flag, Lord Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb welcomed Holland America Line’s flagship ms Rotterdam and its crew to their new homeport in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on May 2. It’s been almost 40 years since Holland America… read more of “HAL’s…”
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Special thanks to HAL Mariner Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. Thanks, Fred! Hello dear friends. The ms Rotterdam is coming home. Here is a video from the ss Rotterdam and of the ss Rembrandt in 1998 arriving in her hometown. – Fred Claessen
Sunday, June 26, Ryndam and Rotterdam were at port together for the first time in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and you better believe our regular Holland America Blog contributors were there with cameras in-hand to capture this moment. Special thanks to Hans Janssen, Patrick van der Vlies, Aad Hoogesteger and Bert Lamers for all the great… read more of “Two HAL Ships Unite…”
On June 14 while in Rotterdam, the Rotterdam received a Meteorological Observation certificate from the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI). This certificate was awarded for Rotterdam’s outstanding contribution of ship-board weather observations which the institute uses to make maritime weather forecasts. Congrats! Caroline Sevilla is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.
Last Thursday, the grand ms Rotterdam was home where she started a series of cruises from her namesake and home port. Together with her in port was the former Royal Princess/Artemis from sister lines Princess and P&O. The Rotterdam looks splendid and attracts as usual a lot of Rotterdammer’s with their photo and video cameras…. read more of “Video and Photos of…”
Here are some pictures of the ms Rotterdam in Rotterdam on June 2, 2011. Patrick van der Vlies Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.patrickcruise.nl
Here are some of the pictures I took of Rotterdam at the port of Rotterdam on Thursday, June 2. Enjoy!
On Sunday, May 29, ms Ryndam made her third visit to its homeport of Rotterdam. Usually you see pictures of ships berthed or arriving. This time I am sharing pictures and a video with you, seeing the ms Ryndam sailing out to sea passing the Hoek van Holland. It was quite a spectacle to see… read more of “Video and Photos of…”