Magazine Discover Benelux (6 October 2015)

Permanently moored in the Rotterdam harbour, the impressive Holland-Amerika Line flagship ‘ss Rotterdam’ has been renovated to its former glory. Containing spacious and comfortable hotel rooms, board rooms, restaurants and more, the ss Rotterdam is an ideal location for a wide range of events. Read the full article! (19 September 2015)

Feel nostalgic on the legendary SS Rotterdam. The elegant steamship SS Rotterdam was one of the great Holland America Cruise ships in the late fifties and became quickly famous as the ship that could bring you across the Atlantic to the ‘new world’, America (destination New York!). Read the full article! (6 augustus 2015)

Nicknamed “Behold La Grande Dame,” this iconic cruise ship (now retired from passenger service and resting in Rotterdam’s port) was once the flagship of Holland America Line. It was built in 1959 in Rotterdam, and on its maiden transatlantic voyage to New York carried the Crown Princess of the Netherlands to Manhattan. Read the full blog! (20 April 2015)

How fitting that 19 years later, that same gentleman, Klaas Krijnen, would be taking us throughout the ship, beginning with a visit to the Smoking Room. Klaas’ grassroots efforts to save the ROTTERDAM were conceived before she concluded her Holland America Line career in 1997 and kicked into full gear when the SS Rotterdam Foundation was formed in 2001 to help raise awareness of her historic and architectural merit. Read the full blog! (17 April 2015)

I made my first visit to the SS ROTTERDAM in San Diego on April 2, 1975 and paid her countless visits over the decades that followed. My first cruise in her was in December of 1991 and I would make four more, including her final Holland America Line voyage in 1997. One last sailing in the ship as Premier Cruises REMBRANDT and a sad pilgrimage to see her looking very forlorn in layup at Freeport along with her doomed Premier Cruises fleetmates would follow. Read the full blog! (22 January 2015)

In the midst of the modern and the maritime stands a hotel that provokes nostalgia: the ss Rotterdam. Blessed by Queen Juliana of The Netherlands in 1958, the former Holland America cruise liner first set sail in 1958. Fast forward to December 2014: We stayed one night at the SS Rotterdam to experience the ship turned hotel. As you step onto the ship you’re transported to the golden years of cruising with its art deco furniture, nautical uniforms of the front desk staff, and the golden accents in the lobby. Read the full blog!




    Live music in the Club Room – 18 March

    On Saturday, March 18th, you will once again be able to enjoy beautiful live music in the Club Room during your dinner. A pianist will be bringing the atmospheric sounds of his piano playing to the Club Room throughout the evening. (more&h...
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Visiting address: 3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The ss Rotterdam is easy to reach by car as well public transport. You can also get to ss Rotterdam via Water Taxi or Waterbus. The ss Rotterdam parking lot is located in front of the ship and can accommodate up to 580 cars.



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