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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
  • John Murphy

    60 4 South American Explorer

    This was our fourth Holland America cruise, and the longest and most exotic yet. We booked our trip in May, 2005 through a concierge service offered by our financial advisor. They more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Carol Perlman

    65 5 Panama Canal

    My husband and I just returned from a ten day trip on the Rotterdam to the Panama Canal. We have sailed on the Veendam to the western Caribbean, the Statendam to Alaska and back, and more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Michel Haineault and Judy Patton

    Over 45 and under 55 5 Western Europe and Western Mediterranean

    This was our second cruise on Holland America. We chose it because of the great itinerary and the fact that we did enjoy our cruise on the Statendam to Hawaii in the spring of 2003. more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • June Kessler

    32 1 Eastern Caribbean

    This was my first cruise ever. My 11 year old son, my father and my mother went together. This was a 11 day-10 night cruise of the Eastern Caribbean. I was concerned that I would more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill A. Belt

    68 10 Baltic and North Sea

    Embarkation & Debarkation Traveling to New York on Thursday August 14, 2003, the day before more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Paul Hagan

    40 10 Transatlantic Harwich to New York

    The service and personnel on this ship was great. However, the complaint I have is the casino. The blackjack games are unfair since the deck of cards is constantly being shuffled more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • David Walker

    43 19 New England/Canada

    The ROTTERDAM VI (she was parked next to the QE2) is a beautiful vessel, more like a liner than a cruise ship. The elegant interior decor was resplendent with flowers, magnificent works of art, more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Mike Davies

    56 136 New England

    Sailing Date: October 12th , 2002 Once again Holland America Meets and Exceeds Expectations. We spent 2 nights in New York and 2 nights in Montreal before this cruise. more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • T. C. Brown

    51 4 Southern Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Holland America VI Sailing Date: November 20th , 2002 I chose this cruise because it was going to ports I'd never visited. The Rotterdam was a very nice, more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Horace Turell

    n/a World Cruise (1/100) Ft Lauderdale to Los Angeles

    Synopsis of Rotterdam Grand World Cruise January 6th 2000 to April 11th 2000, Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles The Rotterdam VI unlike the previous V is certainly not an attractive more

    8 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