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Rotterdam

A classic ship with a friendly atmosphere

The sixth ship to bear this name, Rotterdam has been Holland America Line’s flagship since 1997. With a traditional nautical design and modern amenities, the ship underwent a refit in 2009 bringing in the first phase of the Signature of Excellence upgrades. Carrying a multi-million dollar antique and art collection on board, Rotterdam combines style and elegance with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Cabins

Holland America Line's graceful, mid-sized ships are known for their generous amount of personal space. All staterooms feature luxurious, quilted pillow top mattresses, fine linens and towels, premium massage showerheads and Elemis Aromapure bath products.

All Suites & Staterooms include:

  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining (some menu selections are extra cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service.

There are also a limited number of staterooms for sole occupancy. Wheelchair accessible staterooms may be available on request, subject to availability.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length237.74 m (780 ft)

Length

A ship's width, known as beam32.24 m (105.8 ft)

Breadth

A champagne bottle on a string1997

Maiden voyage

A passenger1,404

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board600

Officers & crew

A ship with decks10

Passenger decks

A cabin with arrows indicating size16.90-120.40 sq m (182-1,296 sq ft)

Approx. twin cabin size

Life on board

Discover an array of activities to enjoy during your time at sea. In addition to the pools, spa and fitness centre you’d expect on board, there are exciting opportunities to brush up your skills or learn completely new ones! Watch onboard cooking shows and join in hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, or learn how to edit, display and share your holiday photos. Indulge your passion for natural history with films, concerts and activities in conjunction with BBC Earth, or find peace and relaxation at yoga or Pilates sessions. Breathe in the invigorating sea air from a sun lounger beside one of the two outdoor swimming pools or join the action on the basketball or volleyball courts. When it comes to entertainment you’ll love the new ‘Music Walk’ experience across three exciting venues. The Lincoln Center Stage (from Jan 2018) features world-class musicians performing chamber music. Billboard Onboard (from May 2019)rocks the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits, while the best of Memphis blues is music to your ears at the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club.

Amenities

Bars, restaurants and lounges
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra cost)
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In
  • Master Chef's Table Pop Up (available on 8+ night cruises, extra cost)
  • Canaletto (extra cost)
  • Rudi’s Sel de Mer Pop Up (extra cost)
  • Ocean Bar
  • Gallery Bar (from May 2019)
  • Pinnacle Bar
  • Afternoon tea on port days
  • High tea dance on sea days
Sports, activities and entertainment
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Casino
Also…
  • Wi-Fi and internet centre
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Extensive Library
  • Shops • Laundry service (extra cost)

Cuisine

With four restaurants plus snack bars and ‘pop up’ speciality selections you'll have plenty of choice of where to dine…

Grab a signature burger by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambience in the elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

For included breakfasts, lunches or an unforgettable dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination, with menu selections from classic favourites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

A typical dinner menu in The Dining Room

Appetizers
  • Honey Pineapple with toasted coconut and strawberries
  • Orange Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with melon trio skewer and lemongrass aioli
  • Escargots Bourgignon with herb garlic butter and Burgundy
Soups and salads
  • Creamed Artichoke and Heritage Carrot Soup with rocket pesto and creme fraiche
  • Chicken with Soba Noodles shiitake mushrooms and scallions
  • Salad of Arugula and Frisee with Williams pear, mandarins and pistachios
Entrees
  • Cracked Pepper Tenderloin with Grilled Shrimp and caramelised pineapple and balsamic reduction
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato Couscous and Garlic Pearls roasted red pepper and artichoke
  • Maple-lacquered Duck Breast with corn cranberry pudding and braised Swiss chard
  • Yellowfin Sole Fillet with potato crab gallette and suace vierge
  • Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells with garlic-basil-tomato sauce and Parmesan
  • Truffled Mushroom Risotto with parmesan and mascarpone cheese
Desserts
  • Chocolate Souffle with warm dark chocolate sauce
  • Balsamic Strawberries with white chocolate mousse
  • Lemon Meringue Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and crushed amaretti
  • No-sugar Black Forest Cake with cherries and chocolate shavings