1,316 passengers (double capacity)
Today’s Rotterdam is the sixth Holland America
Line ship to bear that name; the first was a 1700-ton iron vessel,
which made its maiden voyage in 1872.
Trays of mints, dried fruits, and candied
ginger can be found outside the dining room on Rotterdam.
Passengers on Rotterdam are presented with a
complimentary cotton canvas carryall bag imprinted with the Holland
America Line logo.
A favorite dessert on Rotterdam is the famous
Holland America Line Bread and Butter Pudding.
Shoeshine bags are provided in every Rotterdam
stateroom for complimentary shoeshine service.
The all-natural products in every Rotterdam
bathroom have been carefully evaluated and found to be healthy as
well as good for the environment.
The organic/vegetable-based bath products use no animal
If requested in advance, Rotterdam guests with
babies may obtain a complimentary supply of baby food, diapers, and
an in-stateroom refrigerator.
An art and history tour is scheduled on every
Rotterdam cruise to offer information about the vessel’s art and
antiques, which are worth approximately two million dollars.
A highlight of a Holland America Cruise on the
Rotterdam is the crew show, produced by either the Indonesian or
Filipino crewmembers and spotlighting songs and dances from their
The Rotterdam has an on board infirmary staffed
by a licensed physician and three registered nurses. The Rotterdam
infirmary is equipped with emergency medical facilities and a
On Rotterdam’s wrap-around promenade deck passengers can walk, jog,
or stretch out in the shade on a lounge chair.
Youngsters participating in the Club HAL program receive a daily
list of scheduled age-appropriate youth activities; there is at least
one morning activity, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening.
HAL Kids Culinary Workshops now offer children a unique and fun
learning experience. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques,
kitchen safety, new ingredients and how to follow recipe