Rotterdam in the Netherlands, July 2006
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Holland America Line|
|Port of registry:||Netherlands|
|Identification:||Call sign: PDGS
IMO number: 9122552
|Class & type:||Cruise ship|
|Length:||780 ft (238 m)|
|Beam:||105.8 ft (32 m)|
|Speed:||25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
MS Rotterdam is a cruise ship, the sixth Holland America Line vessel to bear the name, and is one of the two Atlantic flagships of the fleet. Built in Italy in 1997, Rotterdam features fine art and antiques, an internet center, and a spa and fitness center. She is named for SS Rotterdam of 1959 and also named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Rotterdam and her sister ship Amsterdam are loosely based on the original ship. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are co-flagships of Holland America Line.
Rotterdam carries an art collection onboard worth over US$2 million.
Rotterdam sails around Europe during the summer and South America in the winter. Beginning in 2012, she will be based year-round in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Holland America said it wanted to reconnect with its roots there.
Incidents and accidents
- "MS Rotterdam". Holland America Line. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- "MS Rotterdam". World Wide Vacations. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- Sloan, Gene (18 November 2010). "After three decades, Holland America returns to classic trans-Atlantic crossings". USA Today. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- Sloan, Gene (18 May 2011). "Holland America to base Rotterdam year-round in Europe". USA Today. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- MS Rotterdam in hurricane
- Media related to MS Rotterdam at Wikimedia Commons
- HAL official site
- "Rotterdam" – review by Douglas Ward in The Daily Telegraph, London.