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Overview

Last renovated in late 2017 (and first launched in 1997), ms Rotterdam can carry up to 1,404 guests and 600 crew members. The ship was the first to feature the fleet's Lanai staterooms, which offer sliding glass doors and direct access to the ship's Lower Promenade Deck.

The ship is also equipped with the Crow's Nest, a panoramic lounge at the top of the ship. If you're traveling with tots or teens, you'll be happy to find several Club HAL youth areas, as well as The Loft, an area designed for teens. The ship also houses a unique multimillion-dollar art and antique collection.  

The ms Rotterdam's collection of distinct eateries range from the Lido Market buffet to the casual New York Pizza to the more formal Pinnacle Grill steakhouse.

In 2018-19, ms Rotterdam departs from ports in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, San DiegoAmsterdamRome and – its namesake – Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It sails to destinations in the CaribbeanEurope and the Panama Canal. 

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Last renovated in late 2017 (and first launched in 1997), ms Rotterdam can carry up to 1,404 guests and 600 crew members. The ship was the first to feature the fleet's Lanai staterooms, which offer sliding glass doors and direct access to the ship's Lower Promenade Deck.

The ship is also equipped with the Crow's Nest, a panoramic lounge at the top of the ship. If you're traveling with tots or teens, you'll be happy to find several Club HAL youth areas, as well as The Loft, an area designed for teens. The ship also houses a unique multimillion-dollar art and antique collection.  

The ms Rotterdam's collection of distinct eateries range from the Lido Market buffet to the casual New York Pizza to the more formal Pinnacle Grill steakhouse.

In 2018-19, ms Rotterdam departs from ports in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, San DiegoAmsterdamRome and – its namesake – Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It sails to destinations in the CaribbeanEurope and the Panama Canal. 

Ship Size
M
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1997

Pros & Cons

  • Ship was refurbished in late 2017

  • Wi-Fi service on board is subpar

3.95Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

ms Rotterdam ranks #8 out of 15 Holland America Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

ms Rotterdam offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

ms Rotterdam contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each ms Rotterdam deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 274 guests have reviewed ms Rotterdam, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(274 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples59.5%
Singles/Friends16.1%
Families w/older children6.6%
Groups3.3%
Families w/young children1.1%
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