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Rotterdam Becomes the ‘Love Boat’

Rotterdam Becomes the ‘Love Boat’

Recently a guest aboard Rotterdam had the surprise of her life when her fiance proposed to her from shoreside. Rotterdam maneuvered toward him on its way out to sea from the port of Rotterdam so that she could read the sign. The guest was shown where to stand on deck, and her mother had a…   read more of “Rotterdam Becomes…”

It’s a Party in Rotterdam

It’s a Party in Rotterdam

The party goes on when a Holland America Line ship departs Rotterdam. As I experienced myself last week, all along the river it’s one big party. Holland America Line roots are in Rotterdam, and the locals show this all the time. In the past when the old s/s Rotterdam, the old Nieuw Amsterdam and all…   read more of “It’s a Party…”

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Editor’s note: Ben van Zeijl was the first guest on the old Eurodam News Blog and he was first to comment when we started up Holland America Blog in January. He’s been a regular contributor since the early days, and we asked him to tell us a little about who he is and why he’s…   read more of “Meet Ben van…”

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…”