Holland America cruise ships RYNDAM and ROTTERDAM leaving their "home port" of Rotterdam on 26 June 2011 on a nostalgic photography by Hans Hoffmann.
ROTTERDAM was departing on the transatlantic round voyage to New York comemorative to the 40 years of the final Holand America season on the Roterdam - New York regular passenger service then maintained with the NIEUW AMSTERDAM of 1938.
It was anounced recently that ROTTERDAM will be based in Roterdam year-round as of the Fall of 2012. The ship will operate a series of unique cruises geared specially to the Dutch cruise market now totalling 76.000 pax, but seen as with great potential for a steady growth. ROTTERDAM will sal from Rotterdam on a great 90-day cruise to Indonesia, a 35-day cruise to the Caribbean including calls in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the Dutch Antilles isles, as well as cruises to the Atlantic islands, Iberia and the Mediterranean, very much in the same way P&O operates from Southampton.
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