Moderate Mid-Size SET SAIL 1997
Explorations Café - coffee house meets well-stocked library
High Tea in the dining room
Strolls on the wraparound teak Promenade Deck
The tiny touches - canapes at Ocean Bar & the fresh flowers

This ship’s a winner for families as well as couples, though the longer itineraries will skew to an older, childless crowd with the time and money to cruise for several weeks at a time. Not too big  and not too small, ms Rotterdam offers the best of both worlds. Lots to do, but not an overwhelming size in which to do it.


ms Rotterdam OVERVIEW

This lovely 1,300-passenger midsize cruise ship is among the most appealing ships at sea, with four restaurants, many entertainment outlets and some of the largest standard staterooms in the biz.

The navy blue hull, wake-facing pool at the stern and wraparound promenade deck are all throwbacks to an elegant era of cruising, while modern touches like computer classes, a great gym and spa, and an impressive Internet center keep Holland America Line's ms Rotterdam fresh and current at the same time.

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Find ms Rotterdam cruises

Between April and November, ms Rotterdam sails in Europe on mostly one- to three-week cruises round-trip from Rotterdam. The rest of the year is spent on voyages that include the Far East, Arabia, Africa, India and Indonesia.