Holland America Line’s Rotterdam departs on maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Florida for Caribbean maiden season

Rotterdam leaves today for the maiden voyage! The ship will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Amsterdam To Ft. Lauderdale then spend his inaugural season in the Caribbean.

SEATTLE, 20 October 2021 / CNW / – Holland America Line’s Rotterdam departed today on her much anticipated 14-day maiden voyage of Amsterdam, netherlands, To Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The cruise line celebrated the occasion with a fanfare, applauding the crew and cutting the ribbon to welcome guests aboard the transatlantic cruise.

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam departs on maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Florida for Caribbean maiden season

The 2,668 guests Rotterdam was delivered in July 2021 and is the third in the Pinnacle Class series for Holland America Line. Last week the ship arrived at its namesake town of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where it was announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother when officially appointed in the spring.

RotterdamThe maiden voyage of “has been eagerly awaited for months by our guests and team members eager to welcome them on board,” said Gus Antorcha, President of Holland America Line. “Rotterdam is a beautiful vessel and the fourth in our fleet to start sailing this year. We are delighted to bring it to Florida and the Caribbean soon on its first navigation. “

After the transatlantic crossing, Rotterdam will spend November through April on its inaugural Caribbean season, with all round-trip crossings from Fort Lauderdale. Cruises last six to 11 days and cover the entire region on southern, eastern, western and tropical itineraries. Guests looking for a longer getaway can embark on a Collector’s Journey – back-to-back combo itineraries that offer in-depth exploration spanning more than one area.

All Caribbean The cruise includes a stopover at Half Moon Cay, the award-winning private island of the Bahamas by Holland America Line. This picturesque sanctuary has become a playground for cruise passengers and has the most beautiful beaches; two-story villas and private cabanas; delicious restaurants like Lobster Shack; and a variety of fun tours for nature lovers, adventurous travelers and explorers.

On Rotterdam
Rotterdam has the highly successful amenities and innovations introduced with its sister ships, including the 270 degree World Stage surround screen, Rudi’s Sea salt restaurant and Grand Dutch Café. The ship features the Half Moon Bar, an immersive experience examining the history of Holland America Line and navigating through the lens of a cocktail party.

Offer the best of everything, Rotterdam Celebrates live music with a collection of world-class performances every night – from the Lincoln Center Stage and BB King’s Blues Club to the Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard.

Throughout the ship, Rotterdam features Holland America Line features that generate one of the highest repeat rates in the industry: exquisite cuisine guided by eight of the world’s top chefs; courteous and award-winning service; a museum-quality art collection valued at over $ 4 million; and superbly appointed cabins and suites, including family and single rooms.

Rotterdam is the seventh ship to bear the Holland America Line name.

For more information on Holland America Line, consult a travel counselor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.

Editor’s Note: Photos are available on https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/q4gmpnsi.

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About the Holland America line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to Alaska and the Yukon almost 75 years ago. Its fleet of premium vessels visit nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world, providing an ideal experience for midsize vessels. A third Pinnacle class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in July 2021.

A leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line ships offer innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills up every night at Music Walk, and restaurants offer exclusive selections from Holland America Line’s renowned Culinary Council, made up of world-renowned chefs.

In light of COVID-19, Holland America Line is currently improving health and safety protocols and their impact on future cruises. Our actual offers may differ from what is displayed or described in marketing materials. Review our Cruise Updates, Health and safety protocols and CDC Travel Advisory.

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