Overview
Cruises

Summary

Rotterdam ensures you the ultimate onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features and state-of-the-art amenities. Guests aboard Rotterdam enjoy a spectacular multi-million dollar art and antique collection, wide teak decks, elegant dining rooms and spacious staterooms – many with private verandahs.

While on board, choose from an array of onboard activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen (available on Rotterdam late September 2017). Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows®.

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. Our fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck, enjoy The Retreat, a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.

View all Rotterdam cruises, view a selection of Holland America cruise deals, or view more options for Holland America cruises.

Services

On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you’ll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing – in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Entertainment

Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show’s professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King’s Blues Club

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King’s Blues Club on Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King’s Blues Club to the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Noordam, and Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Activities

If you’re looking for the ultimate cruising experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime, you’ve come aboard the right ship. The ship of Holland America’s Zaandam is well equipped to accommodate all of your activity possibilities. From the moment you embark this vessel to the second before you disembark, you’re guaranteed to become so occupied that it will be virtually impossible to keep track of the days nor the hour.

  • Gymnasium fitness center
  • Dual saunas
  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty Salon/Barber Shop
  • Tennice practice courts
  • Library

Dining & Activities

La Fontaine Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator – as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Taste of De Librije: Offered once per cruise, the Pinnacle Grill transforms into “Taste of De Librije” featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer. Named after Boer’s restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu will showcase a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, 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.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations; Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: 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.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Queen’s Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow’s Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Digital Workshop, powered by Windows: Guests will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” make it easy and fun, even for novices

Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 – 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 – 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

Dining

Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine “As You Wish” To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.

The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

De Librije

Offered once per cruise, the Pinnacle Grill transforms into “Taste of De Librije” featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer. Named after Boer’s restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu will showcase a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery.

Canaletto Restaurant

“Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.

La Fontaine Dining Room

Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Lido Market

Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.

Dive-In

Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.

New York Pizza

Served up poolside: crisp Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory it does New York-style pizza proud.

Facts

  • Ship”s Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,620
  • Crew Members: 600
  • Gross Tonnage: 61,879 grt.
  • Length: 686 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Maximum speed: 25 knots
  • Dedicated: December 1997, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
20190429
29 Apr 19
12-day Jewels Of The BalticRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,753Select-44%
20190429
29 Apr 19
19-day Baltic Jewels & Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,205Select
20190511
11 May 19
7-day Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,164Select-44%
20190511
11 May 19
14-day Norse Legends & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,854Select-32%
20190518
18 May 19
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,451Select-31%
20190518
18 May 19
21-day Viking Sagas & North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,965Select-36%
20190525
25 May 19
14-day North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,418Select-38%
20190525
25 May 19
21-day North Cape & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,793Select-33%
20190608
08 Jun 19
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,451Select-22%
20190907
07 Sep 19
14-day Baltic ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$3,558Select
20190907
07 Sep 19
28-day Baltic British & Irish ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$5,938Select
20190608
08 Jun 19
23-day Viking Sagas & Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamAmsterdam$4,461Select-29%
20190615
15 Jun 19
16-day Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamAmsterdam$3,144Select-31%
20190615
15 Jun 19
30-day Northern Isles & Baltic ExplorerRotterdamRotterdamAmsterdam$5,574Select-32%
20190701
01 Jul 19
14-day Baltic ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$2,716Select-30%
20190701
01 Jul 19
34-day Baltic Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$7,112Select-17%
20190715
15 Jul 19
20-day Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$4,729Select
20190715
15 Jul 19
34-day Spitsbergen Fjords & Scottish Highlands ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$7,589Select
20190804
04 Aug 19
14-day Scottish Highlands ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$3,242Select
20190804
04 Aug 19
34-day Scottish Highlands Fjords & Greenland ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$7,546Select
20190818
18 Aug 19
20-day Icelandic Fjords & Greenland ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$4,499Select-12%
20190818
18 Aug 19
34-day Icelandic Fjords Greenland & Baltic ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$8,163Select
20190921
21 Sep 19
14-day British & Irish ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamAmsterdam$2,650Select-12%
20190921
21 Sep 19
28-day British Irish & Bourgundian ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)$4,923Select
20191005
05 Oct 19
14-day Bourgundian ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)$2,500Select
20191005
05 Oct 19
28-day Bourgundian & Holy Land ExplorerRotterdamAmsterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)$6,538Select
20191019
19 Oct 19
14-day Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms ExplorerRotterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)Civitavecchia (Rome)$3,757Select-18%
20191019
19 Oct 19
32-day Holy Land & Journey To The New WorldRotterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$5,937Select
20191102
02 Nov 19
18-day Journey To The New WorldRotterdamCivitavecchia (Rome)Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$2,181Select-31%
20191120
20 Nov 19
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$2,527Select-12%
20191206
06 Dec 19
15-day Panama CanalRotterdamSan DiegoFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$2,238Select-13%
20200107
07 Jan 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamSan DiegoFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$2,814Select-10%
20200123
23 Jan 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$2,765Select-11%
20200208
08 Feb 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamSan DiegoFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$2,815Select-11%
20200224
24 Feb 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$2,670Select-10%
20200311
11 Mar 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamSan DiegoFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$2,815Select-15%
20191221
21 Dec 19
17-day Panama Canal HolidayRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$2,816Select-14%
20200327
27 Mar 20
16-day Azores & Normandy ExpeditionRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)Rotterdam$1,944Select
20200502
02 May 20
14-day Jewels Of The BalticRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,906Select
20200502
02 May 20
21-day Jewels Of The Baltic & Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,165Select
20200516
16 May 20
7-day Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,355Select
20200516
16 May 20
14-day Norse Legends & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,807Select
20200523
23 May 20
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,547Select
20200523
23 May 20
21-day Viking Sagas & North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,443Select
20200530
30 May 20
14-day North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,087Select
20200530
30 May 20
21-day North Cape & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,443Select
20200711
11 Jul 20
7-day Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,642Select
20200711
11 Jul 20
14-day Norse Legends & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,189Select
20200718
18 Jul 20
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,643Select
20200718
18 Jul 20
21-day Viking Sagas & North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,729Select
20200725
25 Jul 20
14-day North CapeRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,278Select
20200725
25 Jul 20
21-day North Cape & Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,729Select
20200808
08 Aug 20
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,643Select
20200808
08 Aug 20
14-day Viking Sagas & Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,189Select
20200815
15 Aug 20
7-day Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,642Select
20200815
15 Aug 20
21-day Norse Legends & Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$5,217Select
20200822
22 Aug 20
14-day Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,766Select
20200822
22 Aug 20
28-day Iceland Irish & Scottish AdventureRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$7,339Select
20200905
05 Sep 20
14-day Irish & Scottish AdventureRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,907Select
20200905
05 Sep 20
28-day Irish Scottish & Baltic JewelsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$7,051Select
20200919
19 Sep 20
14-day Jewels Of The BalticRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,478Select
20200919
19 Sep 20
28-day Jewels Of The Baltic & Iberian AdventureRotterdamRotterdamBarcelona$6,287Select
20201003
03 Oct 20
14-day Iberian AdventureRotterdamRotterdamBarcelona$3,191Select
20201003
03 Oct 20
29-day Iberian Adventure & Passage To AmericaRotterdamRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$4,745Select
20201017
17 Oct 20
15-day Passage To AmericaRotterdamBarcelonaFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$1,842Select
20200613
13 Jun 20
7-day Viking SagasRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,547Select
20200613
13 Jun 20
14-day Viking Sagas & Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,901Select
20200620
20 Jun 20
7-day Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$1,450Select
20200620
20 Jun 20
21-day Norse Legends & Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$5,023Select
20200627
27 Jun 20
14-day Northern IslesRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$3,764Select
20200627
27 Jun 20
21-day Northern Isles & Norse LegendsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$5,119Select
20200422
22 Apr 20
10-day Majestic FjordsRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$2,223Select
20200422
22 Apr 20
24-day Majestic Fjords & Jewels Of The BalticRotterdamRotterdamRotterdam$4,937Select
20201101
01 Nov 20
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$2,911Select
20210104
04 Jan 21
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)San Diego$3,197Select
20210325
25 Mar 21
16-day Panama CanalRotterdamSan DiegoFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)$3,103Select
20201117
17 Nov 20
32-day Hawaii Tahiti & MarquesasRotterdamSan DiegoSan Diego$6,173Select
20210221
21 Feb 21
32-day Hawaii Tahiti & MarquesasRotterdamSan DiegoSan Diego$6,365Select
20210120
20 Jan 21
32-day Incan EmpiresRotterdamSan DiegoSan Diego$4,656Select-12%
20210120
20 Jan 21
16-day Incan EmpiresRotterdamSan DiegoCallao (Lima)$2,715Select-10%
20210205
05 Feb 21
16-day Incan EmpiresRotterdamCallao (Lima)San Diego$2,515Select-11%