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In late 1997, this vessel - the sixth in Holland America's history to bear the name Rotterdam - replaced its predecessor of the same name as Holland America's flagship. The old S/S Rotterdam was retired after 38 years of service. Still a mid-sized ship by today's standards, M/S Rotterdam is deployed on world-wide itineraries.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Fred Miller 70 12 Rotterdam-Canary Islands

    What would you do if your cruise line lost your bag between their transit bus from the airport to the ship? If it`s Holland America, get used to disposable underwear, borrowed shorts and more

    22 users found this review helpful.
  • Janice Shabra 69 8 Hawaii

    A disappointment..... Being a former travel agent, Holland America always had a very reputable name. Something happened! The Christmas/New Years cruise on the Rotterdam was predominantly more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Michael 40 8 Alaska - inside passage

    Alaska was great, cruise ship Rotterdam is old and pretty dated even after the so called upgrades. This is a smoking ship - you can smoke anywhere except dining areas. I did not know this, wish more

    47 users found this review helpful.
  • Garett Doyle 40 1 Alaska Inside Passage

    Our party had 8 people. My parents (mid 60s), my wife and I (late thirties), 14 year old girl (cousin), 12 year old boy (cousin), 10 year old girl (our daughter) and 7 year old girl. Parents more

    51 users found this review helpful.
  • World Traveler 34 1 Alaska-Inside Passage

    This was our first cruise. We had a relaxing time. Alaska is beautiful-cruise is the best way to enjoy the beauty of Alaska. We had great time in the cruise. Our staterooms were more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • S Campbell 60 12 Eastern Mediterranean

    This cruise came about after many years of planning my "ideal" trip and this itinerary fit beautifully. The ship, the staff and the ports of call did not disappoint. There were a few more

    66 users found this review helpful.
  • Ernest Carlton 78 38 Transatlantic

    This was the best cruise of the 38 we have taken over the last ten years. This was a leg of the Holland America 2009 World Cruise and they did it right. We could find no way to improve any more

  • Bobby Etchason

    51 5 Canada/New England

    To celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary my wife, Becky, and I decided to treat ourselves to something special, so we booked the Canada/New England, Montreal to Boston cruise more

    31 users found this review helpful.
  • Aron

    30 2 Western Mediterranean

    My wife and my in-laws went on the this cruise from the 14th to the 28th. 10 stops including the starting and finishing locations as well as Paris, Rome, Turkey and Barcelona. more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Kerry Doyle

    53 1 South American Explorer

    South America and Antarctica –The Rotterdam – January 11 – 31, 2006 Following the example of some of the other reviews I’ve read (which were excellent), I’ve divided more

    12 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1320
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1668
  • Inaugurated:1997
  • Space Ratio:45.2 / 35.8
  • Gross Tonnage:59,652gt
  • Crew:590
  • Length:778 ft. / 237 m