Holland America Line will hold a naming ceremony on October 27, 2018 for the MS Rotterdam. The ship honors Holland’s historic ties to the United States by bearing its name and highlighting Dutch culture through an extensive line up of activities and amenities.

The “us cruises” is a cruise line that specializes in North American and Caribbean destinations. They are offering special naming ceremonies for the voyages departing from Rotterdam.

Holland America Line Details Special Naming Ceremony Voyage for Rotterdam

The naming ceremony for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, has been described. It will be a much-anticipated royal occasion in Rotterdam, with godmother Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet.

The Naming of Rotterdam

Rotterdam will be christened at a ceremony on May 30, 2022, when the ship is docked in Rotterdam, Netherlands, according to the cruise line. The ship will embark on an unique seven-day cruise from Amsterdam on May 29, 2022, which will include stops at Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Flm, Norway, as well as picturesque sailing in Norway’s Sognefjord, the country’s biggest and deepest fjord.

Rotterdam Cruise ShipHolland America Line provided this image.

“We are happy to have our new Rotterdam’s naming ceremony timed with a celebration voyage that enables our customers to partake in the festivities and formally welcome her to the fleet,” Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, stated. “To celebrate our Dutch heritage, we named our newest Rotterdam after the city of Rotterdam, with a royal godmother.” Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet will once again serve as godmother of a Holland America Line ship, which we are really thankful for.”

On May 30, 2022, the new Holland America cruise ship will dock in Rotterdam, where her godmother, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet, will name her. The actual event, which will be aired throughout the ship, will be for invited guests only.

Regular visitors, not simply invited guests, are welcome to join the cruise. The trip will include Holland America Line’s “Have It All” promotion, which includes shore excursions, drinks, speciality restaurants, and Wi-Fi in one basic cruise cost.

There is a value of $100 off any one tour for the special sailing as part of the “Have It All” offer, and the Signature Beverage Package includes up to 15 beverages per day, as well as one-night premium dining and the Wi-Fi package.

Several unique activities will take place aboard throughout the journey, including a celebration Gala Dinner, the chance to participate in the blessing of the ship’s bell, commemorative presents, and more.

Rotterdam in Fort LauderdaleIn Fort Lauderdale, Rotterdam (Port Everglades photo credit)

Following its delivery from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy on July 30, 2021, Rotterdam is now sailing with passengers. The 14-day first trip, as reported by Cruise Hive, was a transatlantic passage from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Florida in October 2021. The ship then began its first season in the Caribbean, departing from Fort Lauderdale.

Rotterdam will return to Europe in May 2022, with round-trip trips from Amsterdam to Norway, the Baltic, the British Isles, and Iceland. The third Pinnacle-class ship has 99,800 gross tonnage and can accommodate 2,668 passengers. She is Koningsdam’s and Nieuw Statendam’s sister ship.

Holland America Line Rotterdam

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