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Detailed Ship Information: Rotterdam The Ship. Built in 1997 and refurbished in 2009, the Rotterdam gives her name to HAL's Rotterdam or "R" class of cruise ships. She weighs approximately 62,000 tons, and accommodates... Read More

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7 Night Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Bergen
2020 Sails: May 16


7 Night Viking Sagas
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: May 23, Jun 13, Jul 18, Aug 8


7 Night Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Haugesund
2020 Sails: Jun 20


7 Night Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Bergen
2020 Sails: Jul 11


7 Night Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord
2020 Sails: Aug 15


7 Night Tropical Caribbean Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Key West
2020 Sails: Dec 20


8 Night Southern Caribbean Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Key West
2020 Sails: Dec 27


10 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Oranjestad, Willemstad, Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay
2020 Sails: Mar 27


10 Night Majestic Fjords
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Bergen, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: Apr 22


14 Night Bourgundian Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Dover, Portland, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Civitavecchia
2019 Sails: Oct 5


14 Night Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Explorer
Starting in Civitavecchia with stops in Katakolon, Piraeus, Ashdod, Haifa, Limassol, Rhodes, Souda, Messina, Naples
2019 Sails: Oct 19


14 Night Jewels of the Baltic
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Visby, Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: May 2, Sep 19


14 Night Norse Legends & Viking Sagas
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Bergen, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: May 16


14 Night North Cape
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Alesund, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bergen, Stavanger
2020 Sails: May 30


14 Night Viking Sagas & Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Haugesund
2020 Sails: Jun 13


14 Night Northern Isles
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Alesund, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Jun 27


14 Night Norse Legends & Viking Sagas
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Bergen, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: Jul 11


14 Night North Cape
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Stavanger, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Molde, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Alesund
2020 Sails: Jul 25


14 Night Viking Sagas & Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord
2020 Sails: Aug 8


14 Night Northern Isles
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Bergen, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Aug 22


14 Night Irish & Scottish Adventure
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Kirkwall, Invergordon, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Sep 5


14 Night Iberian Adventure
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Brest, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Bilbao, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Cruising Strait Of Gibraltar, Ceuta, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona
2020 Sails: Oct 3


15 Night Panama Canal
Starting in San Diego with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Willemstad, Fort Lauderdale
2019 Sails: Dec 6


15 Night Passage to America
Starting in Barcelona with stops in Cadiz, Tangier, Casablanca, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 17


15 Night Tropical & Southern Caribbean Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Key West, Oranjestad, Willemstad
2020 Sails: Dec 20


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Oranjestad, Enter Panama Canal Cristobal, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Balboa, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
2019 Sails: Nov 20


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in San Diego with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Jan 7


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Willemstad, Oranjestad, Enter Panama Canal Cristobal, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Balboa, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
2020 Sails: Jan 23


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in San Diego with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Willemstad, Half Moon Cay, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Feb 8


16 Night Azores & Normandy Expedition
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Praia di Vitoria, Ponta Delgada, Cobh, Dunmore East, Falmouth, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam
2020 Sails: Apr 6


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Oranjestad, Enter Panama Canal Cristobal, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Balboa, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
2020 Sails: Nov 1, 2021: Jan 4


16 Night Incan Empires
Starting in San Diego with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas, Quepos, Fuerte Amador, Manta, Salaverry, Callao
2021 Sails: Jan 20


16 Night Incan Empires
Starting in Callao with stops in General San Martin, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
2021 Sails: Feb 5


16 Night Panama Canal
Starting in San Diego with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Willemstad, Half Moon Cay, Fort Lauderdale
2021 Sails: Mar 25


17 Night Panama Canal Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Willemstad, Oranjestad, Enter Panama Canal Cristobal, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Balboa, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
2019 Sails: Dec 21


18 Night Journey To The New World
Starting in Civitavecchia with stops in Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Casablanca, Santa Cruz, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2019 Sails: Nov 2


21 Night Jewels of the Baltic & Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Visby, Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Bergen
2020 Sails: May 2


21 Night Viking Sagas & North Cape
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bergen
2020 Sails: May 23


21 Night North Cape & Viking Sagas
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Alesund, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: May 30


21 Night Norse Legends & Northern Isles
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Haugesund, Alesund, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Jun 20


21 Night Northern Isles & Norse Legends
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Alesund, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen
2020 Sails: Jun 27


21 Night Viking Sagas & North Cape
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Molde, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Alesund
2020 Sails: Jul 18


21 Night North Cape & Viking Sagas
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Stavanger, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Molde, Trondheim, Scenic Cruising Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Alesund, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: Jul 25


21 Night Norse Legends & Northern Isles
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Bergen, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Aug 15


24 Night Majestic Fjords & Jewels of the Baltic
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Bergen, Flam, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Visby
2020 Sails: Apr 22


26 Night Azores, Normandy & Majestic Fjords Expedition
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Praia di Vitoria, Ponta Delgada, Cobh, Dunmore East, Falmouth, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Bergen, Skjolden, Scenic cruising Sognefjord, Alesund, Molde, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: Apr 6


28 Night Bourgundian & Holy Land Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Dover, Portland, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, Katakolon, Piraeus, Ashdod, Haifa, Limassol, Rhodes, Souda, Messina, Naples
2019 Sails: Oct 5


28 Night Iceland, Irish & Scottish Adventure
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Bergen, Seydisfjordur, Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Lerwick, Invergordon, South Queensferry, St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Kirkwall
2020 Sails: Aug 22


28 Night Irish, Scottish & Baltic Jewels
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Kirkwall, Invergordon, South Queensferry, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Visby, Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord
2020 Sails: Sep 5


28 Night Jewels of the Baltic & Iberian Adventure
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Visby, Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Brest, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Bilbao, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Cruising Strait Of Gibraltar, Ceuta, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona
2020 Sails: Sep 19


29 Night Iberian Adventure & Passage to America
Starting in Rotterdam with stops in Brest, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Bilbao, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Cruising Strait Of Gibraltar, Ceuta, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Cadiz, Tangier, Casablanca, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 3


32 Night Holy Land & Journey To The New World
Starting in Civitavecchia with stops in Katakolon, Piraeus, Ashdod, Haifa, Limassol, Rhodes, Souda, Messina, Naples, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Casablanca, Santa Cruz, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2019 Sails: Oct 19


32 Night Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas
Starting in San Diego with stops in Hilo, Honolulu, Lahaina, Cross International Dateline, Kiritimati, Crossing the Equator, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Papeete, Moorea, Avatoru, Fakarava, Hapatoni, Taiohae
2020 Sails: Nov 17, 2021: Feb 21


32 Night Incan Empires
Starting in San Diego with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas, Quepos, Fuerte Amador, Manta, Salaverry, Callao, General San Martin, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta
2021 Sails: Jan 20


About HAL Rotterdam

Rotterdam

The Ship. Built in 1997 and refurbished in 2009, the Rotterdam gives her name to HAL's Rotterdam or "R" class of cruise ships. She weighs approximately 62,000 tons, and accommodates about 1,400 passengers. She is a completely modern ship with state-of-the-art amenities, the ship features a $2 million art and antique collection that includes replicas of the life-size terra cotta warriors discovered buried in Xian, China. Passengers will find the ship large enough to provide plenty of choices in onboard experiences, yet small enough to feel cozy and intimate

Dining. The ship features a number of dining options:

The main dining room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options. You may opt for traditional cruise dining with assigned times and tables, or choose HAL's As You Wish Dining for more flexibility.

The Pinnacle Grill is an intimate, reservations-only venue that serves premium Double R Ranch Beef and as well as a variety of seafood dishes for an additional dining fee.

Canaletto is a classic Italian restaurant serving seafood, grilled meats and more in a relaxed setting for dinner. This venue features a selection of antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, seafood, grilled meats and more.

The Lido Restaurant provides a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

Complimentary 24-hour room service is also available

Daytime Activities. The Rotterdam features two pools (one indoor and one outdoor), plus two hot tubs and two kids' pools. The Rotterdam offers HAL's Explorations activities program, where an experienced travel guide educates passengers about the culture, wildlife and history of the ports to be visited. A Digital Workshop, powered by Windows® - offers fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. The Culinary Arts Center presents interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by professional chefs. In addition to an Internet cafe, WI-FI is available throughout the ship.

Spa and Fitness. HAL's Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers a all of the healthy and relaxing treatments one would expect at an upscale spa including massages, facials, and body wraps. Their signature treatment is the Hot Stone Massage, which they describe as “Harnessing the properties of volcanic basalt stones, guests are bathed in warm water and anointed with spicy, sensual aromas of the Orient. Deep penetrating heat from the stones massages the body using traditional techniques to release muscular tension and balance the spirit." The Greenhouse Retreat is a communal relaxation center that has an ambiance similar to a Turkish Bath. Different grottos and chambers release a variety of dry heat, steam and mists into the air with aromatherapy filled vapors. Relax on a heated ceramic lounge and allow the pressures of life to rinse away.

Tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts are available, as are a jogging track and ping-pong tables. A fully-equipped gym that features resistance and cardio equipment as well as regular fitness classes.

Nighttime Entertainment. Nightlife onboard the Statendam is elegant and plentiful. There are intimate, cabaret-style shows staged in the theater with professional performers. Mix is an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations; Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates. Music and dancing in the various bars and lounges, a casino offering a variety of games when the ship is at sea. First-run movies are also shown in a theater setting.

Kids. The Rotterdam offers a variety of supervised fun for kids.

For children aged 3-7, Club HAL® offers activities like pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties and a farewell pajama party.

Teens and tweens ages 8-12 have even more options and can participated in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties. At this age, they can also become involved with the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska on Alaska cruises.

Club HAL also offer activities for children aged 3-12 between 8:00am and 4:00pm on port days.

Teens ages 13-17 can enjoy more mature pursuits like mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, cooking demos, and teen yoga. There are also hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, tech classes and teen only night club events. They also have dedicated teen spaces.

In addition, the line offers kid-friendly food, with menu items that include sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. HAL also offers kid-friendly birthday parties with advance notice.

Babysitting services are available for a small surcharge for children 3 years of age or older, but is provided by staff on a volunteer basis, and may not always be available. Babysitting service is not offered while the ship is in port.

Club HAL® After Hours is from 10:00pm – 12:00am for children 3 years of age or older. The fee is US$5.00 per child, per hour.


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