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HAL & Seabourn Named Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute

posted April 22, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and maintaining business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to company success and benefit the community. Read more...

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Itinerary

The Rotterdam sails various global itineraries. For specific dates and itineraries, see Holland America.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report
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2010 Rating 92 (Jan)
2010 Rating 99 (June)
2011 Rating 99 (Jan)
2011 Rating 91 (July)
2011 Rating 99 (Dec)
2012 Rating 86 (April)

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Deck Plan

Sky Deck

The Oasis Pool and Deck area

Sports Deck

Crow's Nest, Practice Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Club HAL, The Loft

Lido Deck

Observation Deck, Fitness Center, Thermal Suite, Aerobics, Men's Locker Room, Beauty Salon, Massage Room, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon and Women's Locker Room, Lido Pool, Whirlpools, Lido Bar, Terrace Grill, Lido Restaurant, Lido Terrace, Canaletto Restaurant

Navigation Deck

Bridge, Passenger Staterooms, Neptune Lounge

Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Upper Promenade Deck

Showroom at Sea (upper level), Ocean Bar, The Atrium, duty free shops, Casino, Mix Bar, Exploration's Cafe, Explorations Lounge, Queen's Room, Future Cruises Desk, Pinnacle Grill, Upper Rotterdam Dining Room

Promenade Deck

The Showroom at Sea, Photo Gallery, The Atrium, Hotel Manager office, Purser, Photo Lab, Front Office, Shore Excursions, Art Gallery, Wine Tasting Bar, Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center, Meeting Rooms, Lower Rotterdam Dining Room

Lower Promenade Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Main Deck

Passenger staterooms

A Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Medical Center

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ships > hal > Rotterdam
 

Rotterdam

The ms Rotterdam received the latest Signature of Excellence enhancements completed in December 2009. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Dining Venues
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps

 

Specifications

Statedam photo courtesy Holland America Line

Ship Class: R Class

Launched: 1997

Refurbished: 2005 & 2010

GRT: 56,000

Length: 780 ft.

Speed: 22 knots

Passengers: 1,404

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Accommodations

All staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-screen TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors.

All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, VCR/DVD players with access to an extensive video/DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.

Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 182-293 Sq. ft.
Outside 140-319 Sq. Ft.
Lanai 196-240 Sq. ft. w/lanai
Verandah 292 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 556-1159 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request.

Ocean View

Large or standard ocean view staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request. Different categories of rooms contain different window arrangements, from picture windows, to portholes, or obstructed view window.

Lanai

Lanai rooms have sliding doors that open onto the lower promenade deck. They have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, glass sliding doors, and flatscreen TV and DVD player.

Vista Suites

Vista Suites, or Verandah Suites, have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, and fresh flowers. They offer a variety of pillow types, oversized bath towels, personalized cruise stationary, and one-touch concierge service.

Neptune Suites

Neptune Suites have 2 lower beds that convert into 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, a large sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse)

Pinnacles Suites have 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized whirlpool bath and shower, a large living room, dining room, dressing room, a guest toilet, and a private verandah. Other suite features include a mini-bar, refrigerator, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

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Dining Venues

$=Specialty Dining; surcharge applies

Main Dining Room

Two level Rotterdam Dining Room. One level of the restaurant offers a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other hosts two seatings, an early seating at 5:45 p.m. and main seating at 8 p.m. Guests selecting flexible open seating may make reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime during dining hours.

Canaletto ($)

Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow. Lunch is complimentary, but dinner is $10 per person.

Lido Restaurant

Main buffet with several made-to-order stations serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Terrace Grill

Kid-friendly menus including tacos, hamburgers and hot dog on the pool deck.

Pinnacle Grill ($)

A premium dining experience with Bulgari China, Riedel stemware, and high-end sterling silver tableware. Courses include premium Double R Ranch beef and fresh seafood complimented by a Wine Spectator "Excellent" awarded wine list. A $29 per person surcharge applies. On every voyage, the Pinnacle Grill offers "An Evening at Le Cirque" for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant. The price to dine is $49.00 per adult, per evening.

Special De Librije Menu ($)
Featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer and named after Boer’s restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu showcases a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from De Librije.
Once per cruise the Pinnacle Grill will be transformed into De Librije. The service staff will wear the livery uniforms and tables will replicate that of the land-based eatery. The wine list will highlight a selection of labels from the Lady De Librije collection.
The five-course menu starts with North Sea Scallops served to all diners. From there, guests can select among three appetizers, two soups, four entrees and three desserts. The tantalizing dishes include Oysters on the Beach with foie gras, oysters and micro greens; Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with black olive and celeriac mousse; Venison Loin and Beef Tenderloin with bulgur wheat and smoked olive oil foam; Duo of Lamb Loin and Crusted Lamb Neck with lentil sprouts, watercress, carrot coulis and lamb jus reduction; Deconstructed Apple Pie with vanilla gelato and Chantilly-style cream, and Rice Chocolate Stones with tuile and strawberries. A $69 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day.

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Notable Rooms

Showroom at Sea

Main showroom features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedy acts.

Mix

Lounge featuring three distinct bars into one area —Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.

Casino 

A full service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Ocean Bar

Lounge with panoramic views offers music and dancing.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine

State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests. 

Explorer's Lounge

Coffees, drinks and liqueurs are served to the classical sounds of the Adagio Strings.

Explorations Café

A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Crow's Nest

Features sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

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Kids Only

Club HAL® - Kids

Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as story telling, fabric painting, indoor games, ship tours, arts and crafts, charades, Uno®, drawing contests, ice-cream sundae parties, bingo or a farewell pizza party. A colorful, expanded playroom  with art tables, big-screen TV, puzzles and games (children must be potty-trained in this area - no pull-ups).

Club HAL® - Tweens

Tweens, ages 8-12 might learn golf putting, have disco parties and theme parties, participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program on Alaska cruises, compete in on-deck sports events, compete in scavenger hunts or simply play Ping-Pong with a friend.

The Loft and The Oasis

Teens, ages 13-17 will especially enjoy the teen disco, dance lessons, video games, teen sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, bingo, movies and videos.

The Oasis

Follow a special passageway upstairs from the Loft to find the private entrance to The Oasis, a secluded teens-only sun deck. There is plenty of space to relax and socialize, as well as comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks, a nine-foot high water fall, cave and wade pool to cool off from the sun, and a state-of-the-art sound system. 

After Hours

Club HAL® After Hours is available on all ships (except the ms Prinsendam) from 10:00pm - 12:00am. The fee is $5 per child, per hour. Parents must pick up their children on time or a late fee is charged. For babysitting outside of the hours offered in Club HAL, guests may check at the Front Office to schedule this service provided by staff on a voluntary basis only.

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