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Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, delivers the best of what the cruise line is renowned for. The third vessel in the Pinnacle Class series and the seventh ship to bear the name for Holland America Line, Rotterdam will homeport in Amsterdam for her European season in 2022 and feature highly popular amenities and innovations introduced with her sister ships. Rotterdam will showcase Holland America Line hallmarks that drive high guest repeat rates in cruising: exquisite cuisine guided by seven of the world’s leading chefs; gracious, award-winning service; and superbly appointed staterooms and suites, including family and single accommodations.
However what makes Rotterdam unique is her ability to deliver the best live music at sea with an exclusive collection of world-class performances nightly at a variety of venues along Music Walk®. From the soulful sounds of Memphis and rock’s biggest anthems to intimate chamber music, you’ll find something that sings to your heart, night after perfect night.
Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that everyone knows and loves. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.
Rolling Stone Rock Room is a classic rock club developed in partnership with Rolling Stone magazine, the authority on rock history. Rolling Stone Rock Room lets cruisers step into a unique experience as a live band chronicles rock history as they kick out iconic hits by favourite rock stars.
In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading centre for the performing arts, Holland America proudly presents Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music each evening, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.
Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King’s All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.
Music is front and centre on Rotterdam and the result is a ship that moves—not only through water, but through the hearts of guests. With world-class dining and some of the best live music at sea, this new cruise ship creates the soundtrack to the discoveries you’ll make each day.
Welcome to Holland America Line, recognised for nearly 150 years as a leader in premium cruising. Today, our fleet of 14 ships visit more than 470 ports of call in 98 countries connecting with all seven continents. Our guests are endlessly curious, looking to go beyond typical tourist experiences. They’re not looking for waterslides, go-karts or roller coasters when they cruise. They are explorers, foodies and music lovers who want to pursue these passions on perfectly sized, refreshingly uncrowded ships with one-of-kind culinary experiences, the best in live music, and service that attends to every detail, every day. Come, savour the journey.