Lifeboat on the SS Rotterdam

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    Dutch pride
    Steamship Rotterdam is the fifth ship with this name, put into service by the Holland America Line. It is the largest passenger ship ever built in the Netherlands perfectly representing Dutch craftsmanship when shipbuilding is involved.

    Special maritime aspects are everywhere and when it comes to architecture and interior design, again there is much to admire. A magnificent view of the Maas and Rotterdam’s spectacular skyline guarantee an unforgettable experience.

    Royal visit
    There is no overlooking the ship’s rich history. The ship has welcomed many celebrities including Frank Sinatra. It was inaugurated by Queen Juliana back in 1958, crown princess Beatrix was onboard during the ship’s maiden trip to New York, princess Margriet celebrated her 21st birthday onboard ss Rotterdam while prince Reinier and princess Gracia visited the ship in Monaco in 1969.

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