Monday, August 10 2020 we could see for the last time M/S Rotterdam in the homeport.
Saturday August 15 Amsterdam arrived in Rotterdam
The vessels have been sold to fred Olsen.
The memories to the vessels will be kept alive in Rotterdam.
The new buid Rotterdam will be delivered next year, let us hope we also can see that ship many times in the home port.
It's tradition, the ship belongs to us from Rotterdam. In 2020 you have to go to Amsterdam to make a cruise on the new build Rotterdam.
We hope here that one day the desicion is made in Seattle to let her sail out of Rotterda
She belongs here in this fantastic city
Old M/S Rotterdam and Amsterdam many happy sialings under the new owners, you will be missed
Pictures : Cees Kloppenburg Maritime Photo Maassluis © Pictures : vessels heading for Damen ship yards
AMSTERDAM inbound Rotterdam for ship yard Damen
Rotterdam leaving Rotterdam for the very last time 27-08-2020 heading first for Scheveningen Anchorage and later to Rosyth in Scotland
Friday, September 9th 2020, we could see Amsterdam leaving Rotterdam.
With a lot of horn blowing it was the last time leaving the home port
Good new for the real cruise ship and on cruise lovers : Amsterdam and Rotterdam
The 2 beloved Holland America Line (ex) ships) are sold to Fred Olsen Lines
I remember from the many cruises on both ships that the guests loved them, they did not like the bigger ships with over 3000 pax
New names will be : MS BOLETTE and MS BOREALIS
Not a good idea from Holland America Lines to go for the bigger ships, but Fred Olsen can be proud to have them both now.
Let us look now forward to see the ships in theyr new colors, and who knows takes the transformation into Fred Olsen place in Rotterdam