Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us.
This video is from ss Rotterdam’s inaugural year 1959-1960. The first cruise was around South America in 49 days, followed by three Caribbean cruises and four big continental cruises round-trip New York. I was a cabin steward on the main deck mid-starboard and the only one who was filming on board. Now after more than 50 years I have digitalized the 8 mm film. I hope that those who were on board these cruises will enjoy the film, especially my mates William Koster and Theo Legerstee. – Fred Claessen (maritimememories.nl)