After many years sailing with Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam has left the fleet to sail as Borealis under Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. In her place from 2021 is a brand new ship bearing the same name as her predecessor. Innovative in design and voyaging on exciting itineraries, this impressive vessel showcases the best of what the cruise line has to offer. As well as exemplary dining options, inviting staterooms and suites, and plenty of shore excursions to help you make the most of every destination, Rotterdam is the perfect choice for music lovers. With five different venues offering live performances, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable holiday at sea.
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There's no better way to make the most out of your cruise than by staying well-fuelled, and with so many enticing restaurants to choose from onboard MS Rotterdam, there's no need to worry about going hungry. From the elegant main dining room or extensive buffet to more intimate, speciality restaurants, perfect for a special occasion, there's a dining venue perfectly matched to your needs.
With so many different spots to choose from, no two evenings onboard MS Rotterdam have to be the same- unless you want them to!
Club HAL is Holland America Line’s specially designed youth activities program. Offering a whole host of activities onboard MS Rotterdam for guests aged 3-17, supervised by professionally trained staff, the kids can enjoy age-appropriate activities while making friends with others their age. They’ll have so much fun that they’ll never want to go home!
Between immersive shore excursions and exciting evening entertainment, MS Rotterdam has plenty onboard to keep you busy. If you want to take it easy, the pool deck is a guest favourite, where you can cool off in the refreshing water, grab a drink from one of the nearby bars or find a sun lounger and take some time to yourself.
Back inside the ship and the Crow's Nest is a hub of activity. From board games and puzzles to Explorations Central, where guests can use destination resources to help them get the most out of their shore excursions, this central spot has all you need for a fun few hours onboard. If you want to learn even more about the ports of call along the way, there are also lectures and port talks held throughout the cruise by guest speakers who are experts in their field.
For fitness enthusiasts and those who like to stay active, the onboard sports court and fitness centre, complete with modern gym equipment and professionally-led exercise classes, are ideal for those guests who like to stay active, even when they're on holiday. However, being on a cruise doesn't mean you have to always be on the go, so if you want to take a few hours to unwind then head to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Here you can enjoy everything from pedicures, massages and facials to haircuts and styles, perfect for a holiday treat.
The cruise from Dubai to Singapore was excellent. the ship was very good. The staff provided very good service and the whole atmosphere was very friendly. the trips asore were good and the whole package was very good. all transfers went smoothly and the hotels were excellent. It all contributed to a lovely and very memorable holiday. Thank you.
Well first of all great trip. Ship in places needs attention, I hear the ship is going in for refit after this trip. Food very good. The staff go the extra mile to make sure every thing is ok no thing is too much trouble . Felt the ship a very dress down compared to other ships . The resturant very good. The pinnacles resturant good but not a big menu, but food excellent . Shopping on board poor unless you need a new watch. Drinks are expensive. As tours are we did quite a few over ten, but where possible shared a taxi which brought the cost down. Entertainment was poor not the showS that one expects, though the in house dancers where excellent better than some of the entertainers that are brought on board ..on the day we disembarked as our flight was early we took our own cases which was a hassle ,would have thought Holland America Could have let couple stewards to help ..
We were updated from an inside stateroom to a Deck Stateroom which really made a difference to the exercise we did avoiding weight gain and enjoying the fresh air. Easy access was great. The seas were calm which made for a beautiful cruise. The side trips were very interesting. Overall very high marks for Holland America, once again! Thank you.