As the sixth ship to bear the name, the flagship ms Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for our Atlantic fleet of five-star cruise ships. The first Rotterdam set sail in 1872, beginning a Holland America tradition and reputation that continued through the Rotterdam V, one of the most beloved ships of all time. In the grand tradition of the Rotterdam ships, fascinating Holland America memorabilia can be found throughout the ship, such as specially commissioned works of art ranging from oil paintings, to sculptures, to textile designs and much more. The ms Rotterdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Spring 2005.


  • La Fontane Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Lido Restaurant


  • Queen’s Lounge
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Exploration’s Cafe
  • Amstel Cafe
  • Sport’s Bar
  • Casino
  • Puzzle Corner
  • Crow’s Nest
  • Hudson Room
  • Movie Theatre

Onboard Activities

  • Lido Pool
  • Outside Pool
  • Health Spa
  • Internet Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Video Arcade


Ship facts


Ship Details
Gross Tonnage   59,652 Tonnes
Star Rating   5 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Luxury
Entered Service   Dec 1997
Registry   The Netherlands
Former Name   N/A
Length   238 metres
Beam   32.25 metres
Draft   7.8 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (37,500kW)/2 pods
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   22.5
Passenger Capacity (twin)   1,380
Crew   600
Nationality of Officers   Dutch
Nationality of Crew   Filipino/Indonesian
Total Cabins   690
Total Inside cabins   133
Total Outside cabins   557
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   172
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   20
Passenger Decks   12
Cabin Electricity   110v and 220v
Elevators   12
Self-Service Laundry   Yes
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar