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ms Rotterdam

ms Rotterdam

About ms Rotterdam

Designed to offer a perfect balance for the ideal cruise experience, the Rotterdam is large enough for many exciting amenities, yet small enough to provide a sophisticated intimate atmosphere. Diverse activities, fabulous entertainment, luxurious accommodations, fabulous casual and elegant dining options, await you on your next cruise aboard the Rotterdam. With white-gloved service and a classic cruise ambiance coupled with modern features, it is no surprise this delightful ship is so popular. Providing special amenities and service, The Retreat is a private resort-like pool area for adults, perfect for quiet and relaxation.

Boasting a multi-million-dollar art collection that includes Holland America memorabilia, oil paintings, sculptures and much more. Showcasing the stunning three-deck Atrium is a unique and stunning clock tower with sculptures and 14 clocks that tell the time around the world.

Foodies will flock to the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, has a state-of-the-art kitchen for cooking presentations and classes. Bring out your inner techie at the complimentary Digital Workshop, offering classes in such topics as photo editing and blogging. Enjoy unforgettable views at the Crow's Nest and savor the diverse selections at the Winetasting Bar and Gourmet Shop. Offering plenty of fun activities for kids through Club HAL, plus The Loft and The Oasis, designed for teens, including their own pool, makes the Rotterdam ideal for families.

Rejuvenate at nirvana, also known as the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, offering top-rate beauty and wellness treatments. Keep up with your workouts at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and take a yoga and Pilates class. Shop at fantastic duty-free stores and splurge at the luxury jewelry boutique, Merabella. Head for the two pools, basketball and practice tennis courts. Greet the day outside with a daily Tai Chi session.

Rotterdam features everything from casual outdoor eateries to elegant formal dining, including the stunning two-level La Fontaine Dining Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic double staircase. Savor delicious five-course dinners, including spa selections, as well as cuisine from an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu. Dine in elegance on exquisite cuisine at the Pinnacle Grill, with luxurious appointments, including Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. Family-style Canaletto, serving delicious Italian dishes. Indulge in afternoon tea and enjoy complimentary in-room dining. Relax at the popular coffeehouse-like Explorations Café that is a combination of coffee bar and Internet center. Savor nightly delights on the Lido deck including the decadent "Chocolate Extravaganza." Complimentary room service is offered 24/7.

Providing a private retreat, the Rotterdam boasts spacious staterooms and Verandah Suites are sure to revive. Surround yourself in comfort with lovely cheerful color schemes and Mariner's Dream Beds. Designed to off the utmost in comfort, staterooms and suites are your “home at sea,” standard cabins are some of the largest at sea. Innovative Lanai Staterooms boast sliding glass doors that open directly onto the Lower Promenade Deck, making it easy to go strolling any time and Spa Suites offer special related amenities. There are accommodations for everyone.

Glittering evenings are filled with fabulous entertainment choices. Take in an exciting show, join a sing-along at the fun Piano Bar and dance the night away at Northern Lights. Watch dazzling performances at the spectacular Queen's Show Lounge and try your luck at the casino. Mix combines three bars in one; Champagne, Martini and Spirits and Ale. It all awaits you on the incredible Rotterdam.

Rotterdam cruises to exciting worldwide destinations, including Scandinavia & Fjords, Baltic/Russia, Canary Islands, Caribbean — Southern, Mediterranean — East, Mediterranean — West, Asia/Africa/M.E., South Asia, Europe — Southern, British Isles & Coastal, Greece/Turkey/Black Sea and World & Exotic.

Holland America Line

Rotterdam

Sanitation Rating 98
Star Rating 3.7
Attire Casual
Crew Size 600
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 1404
Total Capacity 2004
Registry Netherlands
Year Built 1997
Year Refurbished 2009
Beam 105.8 ft
Draft 26 ft
Length 780 ft
Tonnage 61,849
Passenger Space Ratio 45
Speed 25 knots
Tipping (p/p per day) Up to $13.50
Beauty Salon Yes
Spa Yes
Casino Yes
110 Electricity Yes
Pools (Outside) 2
Jacuzzi 2
Laundry Yes
Suites 192
Cabins inside 125
Cabins outside 385
Wheelchair Cabins 25
Elevators 12
Ship Type Premium
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Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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BC

Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Spa Verandah Suite (Vista)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower

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Oceanview Stateroom (Lanai)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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Spa Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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D

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower

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DA

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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DD

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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E

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower

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EE

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower

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F

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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FF

Large Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom (Porthole)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All G-category staterooms have portholes.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom (Partial View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All H-category staterooms have partial sea views.

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HH

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

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Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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J

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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K

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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L

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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M

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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MM

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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N

Large Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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PS

Penthouse Verandah Suite (Pinnacle)

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Deluxe Verandah Suite (Neptune)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Deluxe Verandah Suite (Neptune)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Canaletto

Deck: 8 - Lido

In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito! Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

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Dive-In

Deck: 8 - Lido

Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

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New York Pizza

Deck: 8 - Lido

Served up poolside: Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory New York Pizza* does its namesake city proud.

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Pinnacle Grill

Deck: 4 - Promenade

Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.

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The Dining Room

Decks: 5 - Upper Promenade 4 - Promenade

For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, our Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and our talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by our Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

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Medical Center

Deck: 1 - Dolphin

Medical Center

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The Main Stage

Decks: 4 - Promenade 5 - Upper Promenade

Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage, including Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.

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Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Center

Deck: 4 - Promenade

The Culinary Arts Center program, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is a groundbreaking program that integrates guests' love for fine food and wine with a unique and entertaining experience.

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Casino & Mix

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Your Holland America Line ship’s Casino offers a wide array of gaming options. Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker, our dealers and staff are available to provide instruction — and we offer many engaging tournament options. The Casino is only open at sea.

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Hudson Room

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Hudson Room.

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King's room

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

King's room.

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Explorations Café

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

At Explorations Café, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

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Lido Pool

Deck: 8 - Lido

Warm days with light, salty breezes are made for lounging poolside with an icy beverage in one hand and an epic novel in the other.

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Sliding Dome Cover

Deck: 9 - Sports

Sliding Dome Cover.

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Lido Market

Deck: 8 - Lido

Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

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Merabella Lexury Collection

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Merabella Lexury Collection

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The Shops

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in such signature shops as The Vault, Diamonds and Gemstones by Mirabella, which offers the best diamonds at sea, brought to you by Sophia Fiori.

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Photo Shop

Deck: 4 - Promenade

Photo Shop.

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Exc Tours

Deck: 4 - Promenade

Exc Tours.

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The Loft

Deck: 9 - Sports

New areas designed exclusively for teens (ages 13-17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

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Future Cruise

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Future Cruise.

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Fitness Center

Deck: 8 - Lido

Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of our classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and two refreshing pools (available on select ships). Some classes may have a nominal fee.

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The Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Deck: 8 - Lido

During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon and Fitness Center. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

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Art Gallery

Decks: 5 - Upper Promenade 4 - Promenade

Step into the Art Gallery, lovingly tended by a knowledgable curator, and you'll discover pieces that flirt with your imagination, tempt you to broaden your artistic palate, and challenge you to ponder a multitude of meanings.

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Photo Gallery

Deck: 4 - Promenade

Photo Gallery.

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Club Hal

Deck: 9 - Sports

Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties. Club HAL is offered on board all ships except for ms Maasdam.

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Digital Workshop

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Guests on Holland America Line cruises can learn how to display and share their vacation memories in free Digital Workshop powered by Windows® classes. Available on all ships, these complimentary classes are led by trained Digital Workshop Hosts.

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Guest Services

Deck: 4 - Promenade

Guest Services.

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Bar at the Retreat

Deck: 8 - Lido

Bar at the Retreat.

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Lido Bar

Deck: 8 - Lido

Lido Bar.

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Ocean Bar

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

Enjoy live music in this popular bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.

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Bridge

Deck: 7 - Navigation

Bridge.

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Crow's Nest

Deck: 9 - Sports

Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges onboard. The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow's Nest at the top of the ship, where you can relax just about any time of day and enjoy your favorite drink.

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Explorer's Lounge

Deck: 5 - Upper Promenade

The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

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Neptune Lounge

Deck: 7 - Navigation

Neptune Lounge.

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The Retreat

Deck: 8 - Lido

The Retreat.

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Sports Courts

Deck: 9 - Sports

Sports Courts.

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Atrium

Decks: 5 - Upper Promenade 3 - Lower Promenade 4 - Promenade

The lavish, three-story atrium is highlighted by a unique interpretation of a 17th-century Flemish clock tower featuring 14 clocks which represent the Rotterdam's worldwide destinations.

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