HM Rotterdam seemingly has a favourite spot for everyone across her spacious decks. Guests are greeted by the impressive three-deck atrium, which proudly displays a beautiful clock tower, complete with finely crafted sculptures and 14 clocks telling the time around the world.
HM Rotterdam is one of two Atlantic flagships of the Holland American Line fleet. This classic ship is the liner’s sixth vessel to share the name, the first having set sail in 1872. Passengers can expect tradition perfectly balanced with modern facilities for a pleasing and comfortable voyage. With a capacity of 1,404 passengers, guests will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms, many of which boast their own private verandas.
Renowned for generous amounts of personal space, HM Rotterdam’s staterooms offer convenient layouts, thoughtful amenities and quality furnishings. Guests opting for the Vista, Neptune and Pinnacle Suites can cruise comfortably with luxuries ranging from a private whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Exclusive access to the Neptune Lounge is available to guests of the Neptune and Pinnacle Suites. This industry-leading lounge provides a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The newly added Lanai staterooms are the latest on-board innovation, offering direct access to the walk-around Lower Promenade deck via sliding glass doors. Ocean View and Interior rooms are decorated in warm red and earth tones, providing you with your own peaceful haven.
Restaurants to suit every taste and mood are located throughout the ship, offering plentiful options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Passengers have the choice of traditional set-seating dining at dinner times or an open seating arrangement without the need to make a reservation. Enter La Fontaine, the ships largest, two-tiered restaurant via the sweeping double staircase and choose from a selection of appetising dishes, including an extensive vegetarian menu, and healthy Greenhouse Spa Cuisine. Savour authentic Italian food at speciality restaurant Canaletto, where options range from classic spaghetti and meatballs to rich seafood pasta dishes. For a premium dining experience, the Pinnacle Grill, showcases food and drink of the Pacific Northwest, with exceptional wines selected from the best Washington and Oregon vineyards. For casual bites, The Lido is an ideal spot to enjoy a light lunch by the pool or cool down with a sweet treat from the ice cream bar. If you prefer a private dining experience, 24-hour In-Room Dining is complimentary and simply a phone call away.
There are bountiful entertainment options to enjoy throughout your voyage.
The two-level Queen's Lounge is an opulent setting with a red, purple and gold colour scheme and a stage framed by two fabulous statues. High quality productions, mystifying magicians and brilliant comedians fill the venue, where two shows take place each night.
HM Rotterdam’s newest entertainment option, B.B. King's Blues Club is also to be found at the Queen's Lounge, and hosts music and entertainment straight from Beale Street in Memphis.
Mix is a contemporary space, home to three specialist bars: the Spirits & Ales bar, the Martini Bar, and the Champagne Bar. Enjoy an after dinner drink here, or in the popular Explorer's Lounge accompanied by the sound of the resident classical quartet. Watch the sun set from the panoramic view afforded by the Crow’s Nest, where DJ-led dance parties and live music abound.
The Greenhouse Spa and gym is located on the Lido Deck at the front of the ship. Work out in the comprehensive gym while enjoying the wonderful sea views, and reward yourself with a healthy drink from the juice bar. Join one of the many fitness classes to keep in tip-top-condition, from relaxing Yoga and Pilates to energising aerobics and circuit training. Personal trainers are also available to book for private sessions for an additional fee. For a fun way to keep active, visit the volleyball and tennis court up on the Sports Deck.
Book a treatment at the Greenhouse Spa and unwind in the relaxation room, with its comfortable chairs and soothing ocean view. From a soothing massage to an invigorating body scrub, the dedicated therapists will transport you to an oasis of calm. The spa regularly holds informative seminar sessions on health, weight-loss and acupuncture to further boost your sense of wellbeing.
Club HAL Kids, for 3-7 year olds, offers indoor games, puzzles and storytelling, while Club HAL Tweens entertains kids, ages 8 to 12, with scavenger hunts, ping-pong matches and basketball. The Loft is a great hangout for teenagers, 13-17 years old, and is the place to go for games and computers, lively karaoke parties and fun quizzes. There is also The Oasis, an open-air retreat, perched high on the Sky Deck and adorned with faux palm trees for teens to enjoy.
Enjoy a dip in the Lido Pool come rain or shine with the convenient retractable roof, or relax in the resort pool are, The Retreat, complete with sun loungers, wading area and hot tubs.
Demonstrations and Classes
The Culinary Arts Center, complete with comfortable theatre-style seats, is home to a variety of popular food and drink-making demonstrations. For those wanting to learn a new skill, classes are available across an exciting range of interests, including cooking and scrapbooking. In the evening, the centre doubles as the Wajang Theater, where guests can sit back with fresh popcorn and enjoy a selection of recent movie releases.
Another popular activity is the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Share you holiday memories with family and friends with the help of on-board Microsoft-trained experts. Several different sessions are available each day, covering everything from the basics of getting digital photos from camera to computer, as well as more advanced sessions on editing photos, setting up web pages, blogging, and creating home movies.