Holland America Line

Rotterdam

Sailing Dates:

Rotterdam

The ms Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for our fleet of ships, never more so than now, with the latest Signature of Excellence enhancements completed in December 2009.

We are pleased to introduce our latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to ms 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.

Ms 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.

The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.

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

The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service.

Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service.

Digital Workshop, powered by Windows: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking.


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
Dining & Activities

La Fontaine Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive 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: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef's selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

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; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

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.

Queen's Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Digital Workshop, powered by Windows: Guests will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" make it easy and fun, even for novices

Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.


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