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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    MS Rotterdam

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    MS Rotterdam
    MS Rotterdam

    MS Rotterdam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Rotterdam is one of four R-class ships, she was the first ship delivered. Guests aboard enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms — many with private verandas.

    MS Rotterdam spends the summer around Europe, home-porting in Rotterdam. In the winter she moves across to the USA and operates several cruises from Boston and from Fort Lauderdale – some cruises include transatlantic crossings back to the Mediterranean. This ship and her sister MS Amsterdam both conduct longer voyages for the more seasoned cruisers.

    Trivia

    During the summer of 2011, MS Rotterdam conducted Holland America Line’s first standalone transatlantic crossing since 1971, making a single trip both eastbound and westbound.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:R
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:1,404
    Staterooms:716
    Total crew:600
    Ship length:237.0 m
    Ship beam:32.3 m
    Ship draft:8.1 m
    Tonnage:61,849
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:12
    Service speed:23.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:9122552
    Call sign:PDGS
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:1995
    Build cost:$300 million USD
    Entered service:December 2007

     
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