Rotterdam Review

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Named for the Dutch city and the standard bearer of the Holland America Line fleet, Rotterdam was launched in 1997 and received the line’s latest Signature of Excellence enhancements in December 2009. On board, the art collection includes exact replicas of the huge clay army discovered buried in Xian, China, as well as a collection of clocks and timepieces, contemporary art by recognized artists, and antiques that represent Holland America Line’s seafaring heritage.

The most traditional ships in the fleet, the interiors of sister ships Amsterdam and Rotterdam display abundant wood appointments in the public areas on promenade and lower promenade decks and priceless works of art throughout.

The Ocean Bar, Explorer's Lounge, Wajang Theater, and Crow's Nest are familiar lounges to longtime Holland American passengers. Newer additions include the spa's thermal suite, a culinary-arts demonstration center in the theater, Explorations Café, and expansive areas for children and teens. Multimillion-dollar collections of art and artifacts are showcased throughout both vessels. In addition to works commissioned specifically for each ship, Holland America Line celebrates its heritage by featuring antiques and artworks that reflect the theme of worldwide Dutch seafaring history.

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