ms Rotterdam is the latest in a long line of Holland America cruise ships bearing the same name, and she now takes centre stage in the cruise line's illustrious history.
This modern-day cruise ship has facilities that are bang up to date, including a Wine Tasting room, Culinary Arts Centre and world-class spa and fitness centre.
If you're thinking of cruising with the family, there's plenty more to keep them happy and amused, including dedicated areas onboard and fun activities for every age group, from 3-17.
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Lifestyle onboard your Holland America cruise ship
ms Rotterdam has elegant public rooms decorated with a rich mix of traditional and contemporary artwork, as well as stunning antiques that celebrate her maritime history.
Staterooms are spacious and feature all your home comforts, such as fluffy bathrobes, DVD player, radio and flat screen TV showing first-run films. For the ultimate in cruise luxury, book a Penthouse Veranda Suite and enjoy tons of personal space, including whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room and floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a private veranda.
Your cruise ship has lots of fascinating activities to keep you amused during your trip, as well as lots of quiet corners where you can kick back and relax.
If you feel your delicious dining options are starting to put on the pounds, you'll also find all the latest fitness equipment and personal trainers available to help you burn off a few calories.
Daytime cruising on ms Rotterdam
‘Are we nearly there yet?' is a phrase you're never likely to hear on this cruise ship because the kids will be in their element at Club HAL®. Not only do they have their own play space onboard but trained staff are there to supervise all kinds of fun and games for all age groups, from 3-12. Teenagers also have their own cool hangout known as the Loft, where they can party with other kids their age.
While the kids are busy having fun, you get some time to relax in whatever way you like best. Go lounge by the pool and catch some rays or grab a coffee in the Explorations Café and spend some time browsing the library, or listening to CDs at a comfortable music listening station.
You can join your cruise ship's master chefs and other culinary guests for an interactive cookery demonstration, try a little wine tasting with your sommelier or play some sport up on deck. If you prefer to spend your free time being pampered, indulge in a hot stone massage or treat yourself to a manicure at the Greenhouse Spa.
Your evening cruise entertainment
Evenings on ms Rotterdam come alive with a glittering choice of entertainment so you're bound to find a pastime to match your mood, including:
- Spectacular shows
- Live music
Dining on ms Rotterdam
Dress up just a little for dinner, and enjoy the fine-dining experience of La Fontaine Dining Room. Your master chefs lovingly prepare delicious culinary creations that include succulent meats and fresh seafood, plus menu options for vegetarians and the health conscious.
The Pinnacle Grill is your cruise ship's reservations-only restaurant, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Dine by candle light on mouth-watering menus, accompanied by fine wines and excellent service.
If you want to get the family together for a relaxed evening meal, the Lido Restaurant is a laid back venue serving all the kids' favourites plus cooked-to-order specialities that Mum and Dad will love.