Rotterdam offers one of the highest guest to space ratios in its class - 47.1, and is still one of the fastest luxury ships in the world, with a cruising speed of 25 knots. The ship’s decor is enhanced by a $2 million collection of artwork and fine antiques themed on Dutch exploration, giving an atmosphere of elegance and refinement, with features that recall famous ships in our history. 

The 3-deck OVAL ATRIUM has as its’ centrepiece a clock tower based on a17th century Flemish original. The tower’s 14 clocks are adorned with mermaids, dolphins and snakes. Some clocks tell the time around the world, others are just for show! The base of tower features an astrological clock on one side and astronomical clock on the other - depicting the stars in the city of Rotterdam’s night sky.

  • Size medium
  • Style Premium
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1997
  • Year of last refit 2015
  • Gross tonnage 62735t
  • Length 237.7m
  • Width 32.2m
  • Speed 22kts
  • Decks 10
  • Language English (American)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 1404
  • No. of crew 615
  • No. of cabins 690
  • -wheelchair access 21
Unique Features

Onboard MS Rotterdam guests may enjoy a taste of De Libjrije, featuring the three star Michelin cuisine of Culinary Council member Jonny Boer once per cruise, as well as dining options including the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto


To ensure that the efforts of all the crew members are recognised and rewarded, a Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest' shipboard account on a daily basis.

At the time of printing, the Hotel Service Charge for suites is $16 per guest per day, and $14.50 per guest per day for other staterooms. The charges are subject to change without notice. If the service exceeds or fail to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount a the end of the cruise. The Hotel Service Charge is paid to Holland America Line crew members and represents an important part of their compensation. A 15% service charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases.

Balcony, cabins & designated areas

With refined amenities and Holland America Line signature Mariner’s Dream bed gracing each elegant stateroom, the ship offers five grades of staterooms. Most are ocean-facing, many featuring teak-lined verandas for dining alfresco or private sunbathing.


Holland America Line invites you to dine "As You Wish". To savour Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. Onboard, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many-or as few- as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. 

Dabble, discover, daydream- do everything, or do nothing at all.

Health and fitness

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Centre, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or enjoy a game of basketball, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

Kids and Teens

Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3-17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

All Club HAL activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. Youth Staff hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies or related fields.


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