Now the next stage of fitting out started. (Double-Screw Steamship) Rotterdam (V) . The hotel department would be used mainly for those who had to stay in Rotterdam for longer periods because of business or study (exchange programs). The start of new memories. The fifth SS Rotterdam, known as "The Grande Dame", was launched by Queen Juliana in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958, and completed the following summer. Finally the name of the company was changed to Holland America Cruises,. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. The Rotterdam proved to be a success, often her hotel rooms are booked to capacity and she is regularly used for all kinds of festivities. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route. Just under a year later, on Thursday 3 September, 1959, The SS Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage from Rotterdam to New York. Rotterdam V, also known as "The Grande Dame," set sail in 1959 and began sailing transatlantic crossings with two classes of service. Her sea trials and handing over to Holland America Line took place on July 20, 1959, just a few months before her maiden crossing of the Atlantic. The crown princess attended several formal activities, like meetings with Dwight Eisenhower, president of the United States and Nelson Rockefeller, the Governor of the State of New York. All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Rotterdam Available at the GG Archives. They find the two slender chimneys, instead of the traditional smoking chimney in the middle, a bit too modern at first. During the  first years of her career, the Rotterdam  cruised in between her transatlantic  liner service between Rotterdam and New York. So she embarked on a new career after she had been upgraded to meet new SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations. As far as Rembrandt was concerned, the plan was hastily abandoned, for their other ships it was carried out. Rotterdam (1959) Thread starter Mirriam Wood; Start date Jun 19, 2001; Sidebar Sidebar. In 1954 the HAL and the RDM resumed the design phase of the new HAL flagship. HAL president mr. de Monchy had seen this feature in a French castle where two stairtowers both fitted in eachother intertwined like two corkscrews so one could descend the stairs while not meeting those climbing the stairs. Rembrandt was laid up in Freeport, Bahama’s  and it seemed she would end up in the scrapyard soon……. Named Rotterdam, a powerful and symbolic moniker honoring cruise ships of our past, this Holland America ship is the third in the line's Pinnacle-class fleet. Further more, the Café de la Paix was transformed in a lido Café, a less formal place where cruise passengers could have lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea/coffe. Her career spanned forty-one years. HAL contacted the RDM and together a design emerged of a graceful vessel with a pronounced sheer. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from. Museum and hotel ship SS Rotterdam built 1959 in Rotterdam, 05.01.2016. d140267 (3255) - rotterdam - 2014.07.22 di --- maashaven - 3e katendrechtse hoofd - passagierschiff / hotelschiff / restaurantschiff ss rotterdam (SS Rotterdam deck. The ship was advertised with the slogan “The ship of tomorrow … today!” The official opening is on 15 February 2010." Premier was engulfed in protests as all Rembrandt fans strongly objected against this plan. Inbound from Antwerp to Goole in October 1958 when involved in a collision, was beached and subsequently salved but was found to be a total constructive … Another notable ship during the post-war period was the SS Rotterdam of 1959, one of the first North Atlantic ships equipped for two-class transatlantic crossing and one-class luxury cruising. At once she was acquired by Premier Cruises, a company that owned a fleet of elderly classic vessels all kept in immaculate condition. Media in category "Interior of Rotterdam (ship, 1959)" The following 177 files are in this category, out of 177 total. The ss Rotterdam is the 'Grande Dame' of Rotterdam. 11,195: Dinteldijk (1) 1922: 1940 burnt out in German air attack on Rotterdam. The launch of the ss Rotterdam on September 13 1958 picture J. Groeneveld. SS Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1904-1937. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Rotterdam (schip, 1959) . As the manholes of the ship were all open she was at risk to be flooded and sink or capsize in the dock. Rotterdam's commercial and strategic importance is based on its location near the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse), a channel in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse on the North Sea. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Rotterdam Available at the GG Archives. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB 9,399: Dinteldyk (2) completed as Ryndam (2) Dinteldyk (3) 1957 Prices started form $1395 for an inside cabin on B-deck. In 2010 the SS Rotterdam was converted into a botel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Nov 27, 2019 - Explore William Slattery's board "SS Rotterdam" on Pinterest. That same year Rotterdam left its homeport of Rotterdam foregood, she would never call there again while sailing for the HAL. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. In June 2005, housing corporation Woonbron and investment company Eurobalance issued a  peress statement in which they announced they had acquired the ship. She sailed with Holland America Line for 38 years until 1997, including several Grand World Voyages, and currently is a hotel and museum in the city of Rotterdam. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. She had been in lay up now for almost 4 years and the warm and damp climate had taken its toll. On board was Princess Beatrix, eldest daughter of Queen Juliana. So the panels in Rotterdam’s stairtower were opened permanently now and the vessel was one-class from now on. MS Rotterdam and her sister ship MS Amsterdam were co-flagships of Holland America Line (HAL). Rotterdam Year Built: 2021 Years old: 0 Tons: 99500 Speed: 24.0 Length: 935 Beam: 115 Cabins: 1339 Crew: 1025 Passengers: 2666 to 3214 Space Ratio: 31 Total decks: 13 Decks with cabins: 8 Now the Port of Rotterdam Authority found itself in a difficult position. She was  prepared for a long tow to Gibraltar and she left Freeport in June 2004. Rotterdam. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. In 1983 HAL adopted a new logo: the sailing vessel Halve Maen with the impressive bows of a modern cruise liner. Carnival sent the, In 1997, Carnival Cruise Line came to the conclusion that the ageing, At once she was acquired by Premier Cruises, a company that owned a fleet of elderly classic vessels all kept in immaculate condition. The start of new memories. Woonbron was forced to sell the ship to the highest bidder and it was feared the, Finally a buyer was found when Westcord hotels, a Dutch hotel chain acquired the ship for 30 million euro in 2012. In 1961, Rotterdam left New York for her first world cruise during which she would call at twenty ports. During her stay at Gibraltar, Rembrandt was renamed Rotterdam again. Her career spanned forty-one years. By the late 1960s, the golden era of transatlantic passenger ships had been ended by the introduction of transatlantic jet air travel. The ship had to be able to carry passengers in two classes on its Transatlantic voyages from Roterdam to  New York and switch to one class when cruising. Board dedicated to the steamship Rotterdam of 1959, flagship of the Holland-America Line. This was an on and off process which was interrupted when RDM’s competitor the Wilton Feyneoord shipyard presented HAL a design of a 20.000GRT passenger vessel which would cost half as much as the planned successor of the, After 21 months the ship was ready to be launched and HRH the Queen of the Netherlands Juliana christened her on Sept. 13 1958. As mentioned already, the new HAL flagship would have no funnel. After having passed thes trials successfully she returned to dock 9 for a short visit snd some final work was carried out there.Then, the big day arrived, the Rotterdam was ready to start her career as a liner/ cruiseship. Media in category "Interior of Rotterdam (ship, 1959)" The following 177 files are in this category, out of 177 total. It was a  sunny day and 60,000 spectators watched the ship slide into the river Maas. She sailed from 1959 until the final retirement. View verified cabin reviews and candid photos from the Cruiseline.com community. Browse all 39 types of Rotterdam cabins and staterooms. The Auditorium measured 24m x 20m x 5,60m (LxWxH) and by seating 607 persons (including 163 on the balcony) it was the largest ship theater in the world at the time, although the in … On her maiden voyage she carried the then Crown Princess of the Netherlands to New York. The Queen named her Rotterdam and the bottle of Champagne smashed against her bows. The Queen named her, Now the next stage of fitting out started. 11,195: Dinteldijk (1) 1922: 1940 burnt out in German air attack on Rotterdam. Her trials took place in july of 1959 and her first crossing to New York started in Rotterdam on the 3th of september of that year. She arrived at the Cammel Laird yard, where asbestos was removed or sealed. During this circumnavigation of South America, a voyage of 15.100 nautical miles, almost 6 million litres of fuel was needed for the journey. 1959: Antwerp - New York service, 1951 Hamburg - Vancouver service, 1954 renamed Diemerdyk, 1968 sold to Liberia renamed Oriental Amiga. Her farewell cruise was announced which ended on sept 30th in Fort Lauderdale. Subsequently, she settled into a pattern of cruises in the  Caribbean and Alaska. The ship looks fantastic. It was used as a theater, cinema and church, and was situated on the rear of the Promenade Deck, taking up two decks in fact.