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Holland America Line

Rotterdam

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Rotterdam

The standard-bearer for our fleet of ships, ms Rotterdam launched in December 1997.

We are pleased to introduce our latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to Rotterdam. Your onboard experience will be defined by spacious, artfully appointed public areas and the latest Signature of Excellence venues, features and amenities. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Our stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Rotterdam ensures you the ultimate onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features and state-of-the-art amenities.

Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck.

Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues:

  • Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations
  • Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights
  • Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates

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Rotterdam Facts
  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,404
  • Crew Members: 600
  • Gross Tonnage: 61,849 grt.
  • Length: 780 feet
  • Beam: 105.8 feet
  • Maximum speed: 25 knots
  • Dedicated: December 1997, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Activities

Once you're aboard Holland America's Rotterdam, you're required to unwind and set your inner child free. During your ultimate cruising experience you'll have the opportunity to wander around the decks and submerge yourself in whichever activity your heart desires. Feel free to let your hair down and kick your shoes off and absorb the serene atmosphere.

  • Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine®:
    Embrace your culinary passion. This groundbreaking experience combines a love of food and wine with unique and engaging programs. Join us for numerous experiences in our theater-style venue and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, or watch from the comfort of your stateroom.

  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon:
    Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

  • Lido Pool:
    For a perfectly grilled gourmet burger, fresh garden wrap or grilled panini, there’s no better place than the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool.

  • The Retreat:
    Your own private oasis located high above the rest...our exclusive Retreat cabanas are the ultimate place to relax surrounded by healthy refreshments and luxurious amenities.


Entertainment

Close your eyes and open your mind to all of the thrill seeking entertainment alternative that you'll have the opportunity to venture. No matter how you plan on spending your night, the Rotterdam remains well equip to accommodate each and every one of your desires. If you're looking for the relaxed scenery of a lounge, you'll find plenty. If you're in the mood for the mingling bar atmosphere, you'll feel completely comfortable in our bars.

  • Casino:
    Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling the dice for the first time, our Casino offers games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons.

  • Crow's Nest Lounge:
    Where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and great bands.

  • Ocean Bar:
    Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live music in our luxurious Ocean Bar.

  • Piano Bar:
    The Piano Bar invites you to socialize with your friends and fellow guests while enjoying live music. Sophisticated interior design, plush leather sofas and armchairs, and an amazing collection of photographs create the perfect setting for engaging in some lively conversation over a few cocktails.

  • Showroom at Sea:
    Talented performers take to the stage nightly in the ship’s magnificent theatre or in The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary take on a classic nightclub featuring state-of-the-art theatre technology.


Services


On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.


Dining


Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.


Taste of De Librije

Offered once per cruise, the Pinnacle Grill transforms into "Taste of De Librije" featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer. Named after Boer's restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu will showcase a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery.


Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.


La Fontaine Dining Room

Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.


Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.


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