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Rotterdam Crew Visits the ‘End of the Earth’

Rotterdam Crew Visits the ‘End of the Earth’

On August 18th, Rotterdam’s crew took a tour to North Cape leaving from the port of Honningsvag. At North Cape you can expect four seasons in just one hour, so the team was lucky to experience a clear view of the “end of the earth.” Here are pictures from the tour. Enjoy!

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Thanks to guest Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo from his recent August cruise on Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Spotted Docking at Flåm, Norway

Rotterdam Spotted Docking at Flåm, Norway

Thanks to past HAL guest Fay Tegemyr for sending in this great photo of Rotterdam at Flåm, Norway. On the morning of August 22, 2012, we woke up and looked out the window from our hotel in Flåm, Norway to see the Rotterdam docking! What fun to look at a beautiful ship docked in the…   read more of “Rotterdam Spotted…”

New European Itineraries in 2013

New European Itineraries in 2013

Thinking about cruising with us next summer? Well, lucky seven is our magic number in summer 2013 when we deploy seven ships to Europe and feature seven maiden ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam and Veendam — will cruise…   read more of “New European…”

140 Years Young: 130th Anniversary Year Celebration

140 Years Young: 130th Anniversary Year Celebration

July 28–30, 2003: HAL celebrates its 130th anniversary year in Rotterdam. The festivities include the launch and naming of the new Vista-class ms Oosterdam by Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. Rotterdam joins Oosterdam for events that include past employees, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and past guests.

Rotterdam Hosts Mariner Society Awards Ceremony

Rotterdam Hosts Mariner Society Awards Ceremony

The July 7th, 14-day sailing of the m.s. Rotterdam through the Norwegian Fjords and North Cape was one of Holland America Line’s featured Mariner Society cruises. During the cruise, as on all HAL sailings, one day is dedicated to our returning guests. A Mariner Medallion Award Ceremony took place on July 12th where Captain Robert…   read more of “Rotterdam Hosts…”