MS Rotterdam

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For other ships of the same name, see List of ships named SS Rotterdam.
MS Rotterdam
Rotterdam in the Netherlands, July 2006
Name: Rotterdam
Owner: Holland America Tours[1]
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry: Rotterdam,  Netherlands
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 5980
Launched: 21 December 1996
Completed: 1997
Maiden voyage: 11 November 1997
In service: 11 November 1997
Identification: Call sign: PDGS
IMO number: 9122552
MMSI number: 246167000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Rotterdam-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 61,849 GT
Length: 780 ft (238 m)
Beam: 105.8 ft (32 m)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 1,404 passengers
Crew: 600
Notes: [2]

MS Rotterdam is a Rotterdam-class cruise ship, the sixth Holland America Line vessel to bear the name, and is one of the two Atlantic flagships of the fleet. Built in Italy in 1997, Rotterdam features fine art and antiques, an internet center, and a spa and fitness center. She is named for SS Rotterdam of 1959 and also named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Rotterdam and her sister ship Amsterdam are loosely based on the original ship. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are co-flagships of Holland America Line.

Rotterdam carries an art collection onboard worth over US$2 million.[3]

Rotterdam is planned to conduct Holland America Line's first standalone transatlantic crossing since 1971 during the summer of 2011, making a single trip both eastbound and westbound.[4]

Rotterdam sails around Europe during the summer and South America in the winter. Beginning in 2012, she will be based year-round in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Holland America said it wanted to reconnect with its roots there.[5]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

In October 2004, the vessel lost power during Hurricane Karl while doing a transatlantic crossing. Many passengers suffered injuries during this period, the most severe being a broken femur.[6]


  1. ^ Rotterdam, Vessel Status - 9122552 (inglise keeles)
  2. ^ "MS Rotterdam". Holland America Line. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "MS Rotterdam". World Wide Vacations. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Sloan, Gene (18 November 2010). "After three decades, Holland America returns to classic trans-Atlantic crossings". USA Today. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Sloan, Gene (18 May 2011). "Holland America to base Rotterdam year-round in Europe". USA Today. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  6. ^ MS Rotterdam in hurricane

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