Holland America Line : ms Rotterdam
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The ms Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for Holland America Line's fleet of ships.

Holland America Line is pleased to introduce its latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to ms Rotterdam. Your onboard experience will be defined by spacious, artfully appointed public areas and the latest Signature of Excellence venues, features and amenities. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Holland America Line's stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Dining  


La Fontaine Dining Room
On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, master chefs have brought flavors to perfection. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch, or unforgettable five-course dinner, La Fontaine is your destination for elegant dining aboard.


Pinnacle Grill
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium seafood delight the palate.

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Entertainment 


The Showroom at Sea
After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent theater for a dazzling show featuring talented performers, including musicians, illusionists, comedians, and Broadway veterans.


Explorer's Lounge
Explorer's Lounge offers a refined place to sit back and sip delicious coffees, drinks and liqueurs, while enjoying the sounds of the Adagio ensemble.


Wine Tasting Room
Delight your palate with innovative food and wine pairings handcrafted by visiting vintners and Holland America Line's own cellarmasters. On selected cruises, take home Food & Wine® recipe cards and wine tasting notes along with copies of the magazine.

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Other Areas of the Ship 


Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all while cruising to exotic destinations.


Pool
Take a refreshing dip in one of the onboard pools, or simply relax in one of the many lounge chairs and soak up the sun.


Fitness Center
The ship's fitness center offers classes in yoga, Pilates, and more, as well as the latest fitness equipment and personal training sessions with the professional staff.

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Youth Facilities 
Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

You can feel at ease knowing that your child's onboard experience is safe and well-managed. Holland America Line is committed to creating an environment for all children on board that is safe, nurturing and empowering.

All Club HAL® activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. Youth Staff hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies, or related fields.



Club HAL® — Kids (Ages 3-7)
Children, ages 3-7*, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, "Little Artists" crafts, ice cream sundae parties, and a farewell pajama party.

*Please note: All children participating in Club HAL must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull–ups are permitted in the Youth Center. Youth Staff cannot assist children in the restroom.



Club HAL® — Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Tweens, ages 8-12, can take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties.


Club HAL® — Teens (Ages 13-17)
Teens, ages 13-17, can enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes, and teen-only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered.


Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program
HAL Kids Culinary Workshops now offer children a unique and fun learning experience. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, new ingredients, and how to follow recipe instructions. Aside from the fun involved, cooking encourages kids to think about numbers and measuring, cleanliness, safety, and time management. The Culinary Art Center is a place where questions are encouraged and having fun is a must.

HAL Kids Culinary Workshops are geared towards two age groups: ages 3-7 and ages 8-and-up. Teenagers aged 15-and-up may participate in the adult classes.

The menus range from simple to teen gourmet, and each student receives copies of the recipes prepared in class. All classes are complimentary and last approximately one hour.



Special Needs
HAL Youth Programs recognize that some children may have special needs.* Special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. HAL Youth Programs have many staff members trained to work with special needs children. Guests should make HAL aware of this when booking their reservation to ensure that appropriate staff will be available.

*Adults that are not Youth Staff are not permitted to remain in the Youth Center unless attending to a child with special needs.


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